Offers a much needed update on urban politics in a globalized world… Davidson and Martin, as well as contributors, chart new territory and produce thought-provoking research that move the field in a more critical direction

Ruthless: The Foreclosure of American Urban Politics

Ruthless: The foreclosure of american urban politics
Elvin WylyKathe Newman

Urban Politics, Refinanced

Urban politics is defined by the scale and location of power dynamics within urban areas. When Dahl (1961: v) asked the ‘ancient question’ of who governs, he offered answers ‘by examining a single American city in New England’, specifically New Haven, Connecticut. Similarly, urban regime theory (e.g. Stone, 1993: 1) focuses on the creation and maintenance of governing capacity through ‘the creative exercise of political choice’, involving the mobilization of coalition partners ‘to craft arrangements through which resources can be mobilized’ to achieve the goals of an urban community. Likewise, the enormous and influential literature inspired by Harvey Molotch's powerful ‘growth machine’ metaphor (see Jonas and Wilson, ...

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