Urban political economy / edited by Kenneth NewtonMaterial type: TextSeries: Bloomsbury Academic Collections: Economics SerPublication details: India Bloomsbury 2013Description: 223pISBN:
- 338.9009 NEW-K
|BITS Pilani Hyderabad
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The study of urban political economy needs no justification, for cities are the heart (and arguably the soul) of our civilization, and their political and economic conditions are the linchpins of its existence. But how should we study urban political economy? Urban Political Economy deals with different nations, Belgium, Denmark, France, Norway, the UK and the USA and with other problems in expenditure patterns, service provision, economic development, fiscal strain, budgetary cuts, and borrowing systems. Still, they all agree on two fundamental points about the study of their subject matter: first, that the urban economy cannot be understood outside its political context, just as urban politics cannot be understood without its economic background; and second, that the local and the national are knitted together so closely and so tightly that it is necessary to think of them as forming a single system. Urban Political Economy explores the idea of the fusion of factors by demonstrating the extent to which local and national conditions react to one another to analyze the urban political economy.