Ties That Bind: Economic and Political Dilemmas of Urban Utility Networks, 1800-1990 (Hardback)Charles David Jacobson (author)
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
"An impressive work of scholarship. Jacobson traces the development of utility networks in urban areas, specifically public water systems in the early 19th century, electric utilities from the 1880s through the 1980s, and cable television franchising from the 1960s through the 1980s. In particular, this study focuses on Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. . . . Of special interest is the discussion of how the blends of public and private ownership, as well as the regulatory structure, vary among water, electric, and cable systems. . . . Because of Jacobson's interdisciplinary approach, students, researchers, and practioners in the fields of economics, history, law, public policy, and technology will find much of interest in his volume."
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