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Ties That Bind (Paperback)
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Ties That Bind (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/01/2001
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822961475
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 224 x 150 x 20 mm


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"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."
"--Choice"


"Successfully weaves elements from economics, politics, technology, and ideology into a satisfying historical account of the regulation of three American service industries. . . . The book delivers on its promise to provide useful insights on regulatory policy until about 1990."
"--Urban @ H-Net reviews"


"This book is a fascinating and important contribution to both urban history and regulatory economics. Interdisciplinary in both scope and method, it should interest scholars in economics, history, law, public policy, and urban studies."
--Werner Troesken, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and University of Pittsburgh


This book is a fascinating and important contribution to both urban history and regulatory economics. Interdisciplinary in both scope and method, it should interest scholars in economics, history, law, public policy, and urban studies.
Werner Troesken, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and University of Pittsburgh"


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.
" Choice""


Successfully weaves elements from economics, politics, technology, and ideology into a satisfying historical account of the regulation of three American service industries. . . . The book delivers on its promise to provide useful insights on regulatory policy until about 1990.
" Urban @ H-Net reviews""

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