Governing Cities in a Global Era: Urban Innovation, Competition and Democratic Reform (BOK)

Jill Gross, Robin Hambleton

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Written in a lively and accessible style by leading scholars from eleven countries this is the first global book to provide a thorough examination of the urban challenges now facing city leaders and managers in all continents. The text is organized into three parts: the global pressures now impacting urban governance; the innovations currently taking place in urban government; and the heartland themes of leadership, partnership and the democratic challenge. The analysis suggests that global forces pose a grave threat to civilized living _ the pursuit of narrow self-interest could drive all cities into a spiral of decline resulting in consumers living isolated lives in separate fortified enclaves. All the authors in this volume reject this vision of our urban future. Instead, by analyzing place-specific experiences and offering new insights on the dynamics of urban change, they propose imaginative routes for reform. This book argues for strategies that can lead to prosperous multi-cultural cities across the world _ cities that enhance the quality of life for all citizens.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Jill Gross, Robin Hambleton
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9780230602304
Antall sider 292 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,7cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 463 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Politics & government, Urban & municipal planning, Urban communities

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