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The New Localism
Comparative Urban Politics in a Global Era

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Volume: 164

October 1993 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How have local economic conditions been affected by the emergence of a global economy? What changes, if any, have local political authorities made to counterbalance the new emphasis on world interests? Comprehensive and timely, The New Localism answers these and other vital questions by exploring local political restructuring in the face of massive global economic change. Prominent urban scholars cover the privatization of local politics, the emergence of local economic and social activism, and increased competition--on both local and national levels. This important volume examines various levels of development in such diverse political settings as the United States, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. The New Localism is a must read for students and scholars of urban studies, comparative politics, political science, third world development, planning, public administration, and sociology. "Goetz and Clarke's book brings a useful perspective to this literature, not so much because of its theoretical originality, but for its didactic value. It is a straightforward presentation of cases of urban restructuring, well integrated within a common conceptual framework labelled "new localism" --Canadian Journal of Urban Research

Susan E Clarke
Introduction
Richard C Hula
The State Reassessed
The Privatization of Local Politics  
James Chandler
Local Authorities and Economic Development in Britain
Brian Jacobs
Birmingham
Political Restructuring, Economic Change and the Civic Gospel  
Wisla Surazska
Local Government in Poland
Political Failure and Economic Success  
Gabor Peteri
Market as Pressure or Market as Possibility
The Framework of Local Economic Development in Hungary  
Thomas Klak and Jamie Rulli
Regimes of Accumulation, the Caribbean Basin Initiative, and Export Processing Zones
Scales of Influence on Caribbean Development  
Dele Olowu
Local Institutions and Development
The Nigerian Experience  
Peter M Ngau
Political Restructuring and the Development Process in Kenya
Edward Goetz
Conclusion

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