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Urban Politics

Urban Politics

Four Volume Set
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June 2010 | 1 624 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

City politics is an ancient, enduring, and vibrant enterprise that can be traced back over two millennia. Its key concerns include the nature of power, institutions, governance, community, scale and economic processes, as well as the urban citizenry itself and the public policy efforts to address their problems. The study of these concerns is inherently interdisciplinary, as local political processes are shaped by social forces, spatial dynamics and economic factors.

Volume 1: Traditions and Transitions examines different ways in which the politics of city life have been conceived down the ages;

Volume 2: Political Economy and Power brings together theoretical work developed to explain urban politics, focusing on the key interactions between economic and political processes and the distribution and nature of political power;

Volume 3: Institutions and Governance focuses on the formal and informal institutions of urban government and the task of urban governance;

Volume 4: Publics and Policies covers a range of topics in urban politics related to its various publics and related problems and policies.

The Polis

Humphrey Kitto
The Early Polis as City and State

Ian Morris
Extract from Politics

Democratic Politics in Republican Rome

John North
Extracts from The City of God against the Pagans

Subsidiarity, Federalism and the Best Constitution: Thomas Aquinas on city, province and empire

Nicholas Aroney
The Emergence of an Urban Ideology at Florence, c. 1250-1450

George Holmes
The Great Towns

Frederick Engels
The Paris Commune

Karl Marx
The Arcades Project

Walter Benjamin
Extracts from Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

William Riordan
Latent Functions of the Machine

Robert Merton
The Politics of Reform in Municipal Government in the Progressive Era

Samuel Hays
Urban Renewal and Social Conflict

Manuel Castells
From the City to Urban Society

Henri Lefebvre
Introduction to Un-Heavenly City: The nature and future of our urban crisis

Edward Banfield
The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety

Jane Jacobs
Extracts from Who Governs

Robert Dahl
The Local Community as Ecology of Games

Norton Long
The Structure of Power in Regional City

Floyd Hunter
Two Faces of Power

Peter Bachrach and Morten Baratz
The City as a Growth Machine

Harvey Molotch
Re-defining Urban Politics for the 21st Century

Allan Cochrane
From Managerialism to Entrepreneurialism: The transformation in urban governance in late capitalism

David Harvey
City Trenches: Urban politics and the patterning of class in the United States

Ira Katznelson
Systemic Power in Community Decision Making: Restatement of stratification theory

Clarence Stone
The Interests of the Limited City

Paul Peterson
The Urban Basis of Political Alignment: Social class, domestic property ownership, and state intervention in consumption processes

Patrick Dunleavy
Semi-Sovereign Cities: The politics of urban development

Todd Swanstrom
The World City Hypothesis

John Friedmann
Cities in Today's Global Age

Saskia Sassen
Neoliberal Urbanism: Models, moments, mutations

Jamie Peck, Nik Theodore and Neil Brenner
Six Discourses on the Postmetropolis

Edward W. Soja
City, State and Market

Stephen Elkin
Toward a Theory of Urban Development

H. V. Savitch and Paul Kantor
Urban Regimes and the Capacity to Govern

Clarence Stone
Urban Regimes and Growth Machines: Towards a cross-national research agenda

Alan Harding
Governance as Theory: Five propositions

Gerry Stoker
Rescuing Aunt Sally: Taking institutional theory seriously in urban politics

Vivien Lowndes
Toward a Theory of Street-Level Bureaucracy

Michael Lipsky
The Urban Bureaucracy Anne

Mette Kjaer
Local Governance, the Crises of Fordism and the Changing Geographies of Regulation

Mark Goodwin and Joe Painter
Understanding Recent Trends in Central-Local Relations: Centralisation in Great Britain and decentralisation in the United States

Harold Wolman
Understanding Urban Governance: The contribution of rational choice

Keith Dowding et al
Life-style Values and Political Decentralization in Metropolitan Areas

Olivier Williams
Regionalisms: New and old

Peter Dreier, John Mollenkopf and Todd Swanstrom
Metropolitan Institutional Reform and the Rescaling of State Space in Contemporary Western Europe

Neil Brenner
Deepening Democracy

Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright
The Democratic Anchorage of Governance Networks

Eva Sorensen and Jacob Torfing
The Limits of Partnership: An exit-action strategy for local democratic inclusion

Jonathan Davies
The Rise of the Creative Class

Richard Florida
Planet of Slums

Mike Davis
Class and Protest in Africa: New waves

David Seddon and Leo Zeilig
The Black Urban Regime: Structural origins and constraints

A. Reed Jr.
Universalism and Deconcentration: Why race still matters in poverty and economic development

J. Phillip Thompson, III
The Prospects for Political Equality: Is protest enough?

R.P. Browning, D.R. Marshall and D.H. Tabb
Gender and Sexuality

Judith Garber
Neither Romance nor Regulation: Re-evaluating community

James DeFillipis, Robert Fisher and Eric Shragge
Urban Social Movements in an Era of Globalization

Margit Mayer
Pivatism and the Limits of Local Economic Development Policy

Timothy Barnekov and Daniel Rich
The Politics of Local Economic Development

Harold Wolman with David Spitzley
Concentrated Poverty and Metropolitan Equity Strategies

Scott Bollens
Excavating the Logic of British Urban Policy: Neoliberalism as the "crisis of crisis management

Martin Jones and Kevin Ward
Local Policy Responses to Globalization: Place-based ownership models of economic enterprise

David Imbroscio, Thad Williamson and Gar Alperowitz
Sustainability and Infrastructure Planning in South Africa: A Cape Town case study

Mark Swilling
Reinventing Urban Citizenship

Rainer Bauböck
City Life and Difference

Marion Young

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: The Polis

Jonathan S Davies

David Imbroscio

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ISBN: 9781847876102