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  • ISBN: 9780226310916
  • ISBN10: 0226310914

The State and the City

by Desmond S. King

  • List Price: $34.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1987
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List of Figures List of Tables Introduction 1. A Theory of State-City Relations in Western Societies The potentially autonomous state The national state's primary and expedient interests in cities 2. The Autonomy of the Local State in a Period of Fiscal Crisis The local state in advanced industrial societies The local state: epistemological status and definition Dimensions of the local state's autonomy Economic transformation and the local state in advanced industrial societies 3. The Political Salience of Urban Decline: Why and How the State Responds to Urban Change The extent and nature of urban decline The political salience of urban decline Dimensions of the state's material presence in cities Growth of the public sector in declining American cities Conclusions 4. The Political Salience of Urban Crisis in the United States: The Federal Response The evolution of state interests in municipalities in the United States: federalist ideology versus national state interests The realisation of national state interests in municipalities: an empirical analysis of the determinants of federal aid to cities, 1960-80 The distribution of central state aid to cities Conclusion 5. Urban Decline and the Politicisation of Central-Local Relations in Great Britain Introduction Local state autonomy Type I: urban decline and the policy responses of the central state Local state autonomy Type II: the centralisation of local government Conclusion: centralisation and local autonomy 6. Conclusion: Futures for Post-Industrial Cities Processes of urban change Alternative futures for Western cities State power, state interests and urban decline Appendix to Chapter 4 Notes and References Bibliography Index
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