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Production and Work in the American Metropolis

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the economic structure of American metropolitan areas, and the forms of production that contribute to its urbanization. It begins by revealing statistical points of growth and ... More


Property - Owning Plutocracy: Inequality and American Localism

Stephen Macedo

in Justice and the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676125
eISBN:
9781452947822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676125.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses that American local institutions are deeply flawed. Competition among local homeowners, school districts, and communities creates a race to the top for some, while leaving many ... More


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