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Reconstructing Urban Regime Theory
Regulating Urban Politics in a Global Economy

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October 1996 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Urban regime theory has gained a dominant position in the literature on local politics in the United States and its use in comparative cross-national research despite its cited shortcomings. In Reconstructing Urban Regime Theory, editor Mickey Lauria presents a challenging argument for the need to reconceptualize urban regime's middle-level abstraction by interpreting it through the lens of the higher-level abstraction of regulationist theory. The noted contributors to this volume propose stronger conceptual linkages between local agents and institutions, regime transformation, and the restructuring of urban space. The blend of empirical and case-study chapters provide an excellent mix of theory and practice that makes Reconstructing Urban Regime Theory well suited to a broad spectrum of upper-level undergraduate courses covering urban studies, political science, sociology, and geography as well as a rich resource for academics and researchers in these fields.

Mickey Lauria
Introduction
Reconstructing Urban Regime Theory

 
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTUALIZING THE REGULATION OF URBAN REGIMES
Mark Goodwin and Joe Painter
Concrete Research, Urban Regimes, and Regulation Theory
Marshall M A Feldman
Spatial Structures of Regulation and Urban Regimes
Bob Jessop
A Neo-Gramscian Approach to the Regulation of Urban Regimes
Accumulation Strategies, Hegemonic Projects, and Governance

 
 
PART TWO: RECONSTRUCTING URBAN REGIME ABSTRACTIONS
Christopher Leo
City Politics in an Era of Globalization
Kevin R Cox
Governance, Urban Regime Analysis, and the Politics of Local Economic Development
Joe Painter
Regulation, Regime, and Practice in Urban Politics
 
PART THREE: CONCRETE RESEARCH: REGULATING URBAN POLITICS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
Cynthia Horan
Coalition, Market and State
Postwar Development Politics in Boston

 
Robert A Beauregard
City Planning and the Postwar Regime in Philadelphia
W Dennis Keating
Cleveland the `Comeback City'
The Politics of Redevelopment and Sports Stadiums amidst Decline

 
Andrew E G Jonas
Regulating Suburban Politics
`Suburban-Defense Transition', Institutional Capacities, and Territorial Reorganization in Southern California

 
 
PART FOUR: REGULATING URBAN REGIMES
Mickey Lauria
Regulating Urban Regimes
Reconstruction or Impasse

 

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