Challenging the notion that there is a single, global process of economic restructuring to which cities must submit
Beyond the City Limits
Urban Policy and Economic Restructuring in Comparative Perspective
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edited by John R. Logan and Todd Swanstrom
This book challenges the notion that there is a single, global process of economic restructuring to which cities must submit. The studies in this volume compare urban development in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, demonstrating that there is significant variety in urban economic restructuring. The contributors emphasize that the economic forces transforming cities from industrial concentrations to postindustrial service centers do not exist apart from politics: all nation-states are heavily involved in the restructuring process.
"This book [makes] a positive contribution to the growing literature on the urban role in economic growth and regeneration."
Part I: Introduction
Part II. Urban Policy: National and International Comparisons
Part III. The Limits and Possibilities of Local Policy
Part IV. Reflections
About the Contributors
John R. Logan is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany.
Todd Swanstrom is Associate Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Albany and the author of The Crisis of Growth Politics: Cleveland, Kucinich, and the Challenge of Urban Populism (Temple).
Contributors: Pierre Clavel, Susan Fainstein, Richard Child Hill, Nancy Kleniewski, Harvey L. Molotch, Michael Parkinson, Edmond Preteceille, Saskia Sassen, H. V. Savitch, John Walton, and the editors.
In the series
Conflicts in Urban and Regional Development, edited by John R. Logan and Todd Swanstrom.
Conflicts in Urban and Regional Development, edited by John R. Logan and Todd Swanstrom, includes books on urban policy and issues of city and regional planning, accounts of the political economy of individual cities, and books that compare policies across cities and countries.