Fiscal retrenchment and urban policy

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John P. Blair, David Nachmias
Sage Publications, Nov 1, 1979 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
The federal government has long assumed the role of making up the shortfall between increasing demands on the part of urban residents, and decreasing revenues accruing to municipalities. This role is today challenged by an economy beset by stagflation, and a concomitant lack of trust in the efficacy of any governmental action. Perhaps the term 'lean society' best reflects the present trend. This volume brings together contributions focusing on the conceptualization, characterization, and the possible impact of the 'lean society' on our cities.

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Contents

Preface
7
The State of Cities in the Second Republic
43
Bureaucratization of the Emerging City
69
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John P. Blair is a Professor of Economics at Wright State UnJohn P. Blair is a Professor of Economics at Wright State University where he teaches courses in urban economics and lociversity where he teaches courses in urban economics and local economic development. He received a Ph. D. from West Virgal economic development. He received a Ph. D. from West Virginia University. He has served as a consultant for a varietyinia University. He has served as a consultant for a variety of state and local governments as well as private agencies. of state and local governments as well as private agencies. He has written numerous books and articles about urban issu He has written numerous books and articles about urban issues and public policies. Blair s academic articles have appeaes and public policies. Blair s academic articles have appeared in such journals as Land Economics, Growth and Change, ared in such journals as Land Economics, Growth and Change, and Economic Development Quarterly. nd Economic Development Quarterly.

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