Governing from Below: Urban Regions and the Global Economy - Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback)Jefferey M. Sellers (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 422
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
'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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