Beyond City Limits: Urban Policy and Economic Reconstructuring in Comparative Perspective (Conflicts In Urban & Regional Development)

Chapter 1 ONLY: Urban Restructuring: A Critical View Authors: 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. 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.

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