Power and City Governance: Comparative Perspectives on Urban Development (Google eBook)

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U of Minnesota Press, 1999 - 328 pages
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Contents

Modes of Governance in Comparative Perspective
13
Urban Structuring and Restructuring
31
State Structuring and Restructuring
61
Urban Governing Alignments and Realignments
87
Progrowth Politics
127
The Politics of Regional Primacy
129
Coping with Industrial Decline
167
The Dilemmas of Progressive Urban Politics
195
The Politics of Social Reform
197
The Dilemmas of Growth Management Politics
223
Modes of Governance as Explanation
241
Explaining Modes of Governance
243
Notes
281
References
283
Index
309
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Page 14 - the informal arrangements by which public bodies and private interests function together in order to be able to make and carry out governing decisions
Page 18 - limit decision-making to relatively non-controversial matters, by influencing community values and political procedures and rituals, notwithstanding that there are in the community serious but latent power conflicts'* (Bachrach and Baratz
Page 27 - different instances at various locations within the same system, on the way to explaining their characteristics as a function of their varying relationship to the system as a whole
Page 20 - the power struggle concerns, not control and resistance, but gaining and fusing a capacity to act—power to, not power over
Page 27 - principle of variation in the character or intensity of a phenomenon by examining systematic differences among instances"; and (4) encompassing comparisons, which
Page 14 - involves not just any informal group that comes together to make a decision but an informal yet relatively stable group with access to institutional resources that
Page 27 - (1) individualizing comparisons, which "contrast specific instances of a given phenomenon as a means of grasping the peculiarities of each case"; (2) universalizing comparisons, which
Page 27 - to establish that every instance of a phenomenon follows essentially the same rule"; (3) variation-finding comparisons, which

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