Governing from Below: Urban Regions and the Global Economy - Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback)
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Governing from Below: Urban Regions and the Global Economy - Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback)

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Paperback 422 Pages / Published: 04/03/2002
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Throughout the world more policy making and the politics that shape it take place in the urban regions where most people live. This book draws on eleven case studies of similar but disparate urban regions in France, Germany and the United States from the 1960s to the 1990s. It documents the growth of this urban governance and develops a pioneering analysis of its causes and consequences. It traces the origins to the expansion and devolution of policy making, to local business mobilization and institutional interests in high-tech and service activities, and the incorporation of local social movements. Nation-states shape the possibilities for this urban governance, but operate increasingly as infrastructures for local initiatives. Where urban governance has succeeded in combining environmental quality and social inclusion with local prosperity, local officials have built on supportive infrastructures from higher levels, the local economy, civil society, and favourable positions in the global economy.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521657075
Number of pages: 422
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... this is an important book ...' Progress in Human Geography
'Sellers' book will make a useful addition to the burgeoning literature that critiques hyper-globalist interpretations of globalization. ... an interesting read and one that raises questions over how relationships of governance are constituted in different spatial contexts.' Royal Geographical Society
"Richly detailed, reflecting years of work in three languages and a deft flexiblity in qualitative and quantitative research methods..." Political Science Quarterly
"Sellers demonstrates that in many urban areas the political process is effective... With abundant evidence from choices on growth promotion, environment quality, and social equity, he shows that local regimes and officials play critical roles within the national infrastructures... A competent study recommended for advanced students of comparative public policy. Upper-division undergraduates and above." Choice
"Jefferey Sellers innovates repeatedly...He contributes to urban politics, public policy, comparative politics, political parties, legal studies, and planning, and most of all, shows how these are not separate but interrelated parts of the same whole...To do fieldwork in three languages and nine cities, assemble masses of information (maybe 10 times as much as in most similar monographs), integrate it smoothly, and present it as a coherent, readable account is most unusual. Sellers does more: He presents a framed perspective, summarized in multiple tables and charts, to contextualize cities and clarify their sociopolitical dynamics. Read Governing from Below closely...Much is here." Perspectives on Politics
"Sellers mounts a serious...theoretical challenge to dominant neo-classical and neo-Marxist accounts of urban political economy that focus on global cities and the inevitable forces of external capital within processes of economic globalization. This book will therefore be of interest not only to policy-makers but also urban sociologists, political scientiests, and geographers. I highly recommend it for graduate courses in and related to urban studies." - Canadian Journal of Law and Society Randy Lippert, University of Windsor

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