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The Urban Growth Machine: Critical Perspectives, Two Decades Later Paperback – Aug 12 1999

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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr (Aug. 12 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791442608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791442609
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 513 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,006,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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a positive addition to the literature on urban politics and governance in the social sciences. Urban Studies
I would recommend it to anyone who feels that the study of urban politics should amount to more than simple empirical generalisation. Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG
The book demonstrates the continued usefulness of growth machine theory in urban politics. But its most important contribution lies in the questions it raises that can extend the framework of the theory. Perspectives on Political Science"

About the Author

Andrew E. G. Jonas is Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Hull, United Kingdom and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

David Wilson is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Illinois, Urbana.

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By A Customer on May 4 2001
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Urban growth is pervasive. It can be as benign as following the signs to new housing tracks on weekend drives or discovering that old downtown buildings are being reused with trendy lofts. Is this growth simply the result of a free market at work or is it the result of a specific agenda created by a powerful lobby for the purpose of influencing politics? The Jonas and Wilson text explores through a compilation of scholarly essays, the urban growth machine thesis developed by Harvey Molotch over two decades ago.
It is a great reference point for practicioners, scholars, students or individuals interested in reading about one of the field's seminal arguments explaining urban economic development. As a graduate student I found a great reference point in my research. The reference section alone is worth the purchase. It is a great day for the serendipty of research when you can find a compilation of essays, both critical and supportive, of this major theme in the field of urban affairs.
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Urban growth is pervasive. It can be as benign as following the signs to new housing tracks on weekend drives or discovering that old downtown buildings are being reused with trendy lofts. Is this growth simply the result of a free market at work or is it the result of a specific agenda created by a powerful lobby for the purpose of influencing politics? The Jonas and Wilson text explores through a compilation of scholarly essays, the urban growth machine thesis developed by Harvey Molotch over two decades ago.
It is a great reference point for practicioners, scholars, students or individuals interested in reading about one of the field's seminal arguments explaining urban economic development. As a graduate student I found a great reference point in my research. The reference section alone is worth the purchase. It is a great day for the serendipty of research when you can find a compilation of essays, both critical and supportive, of this major theme in the field of urban affairs.


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