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Why Should We Be Beggars with the Ballot in Our Hand?

Iain Mclean and Jennifer Nou

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

1909 Budget and Lords' veto. Land tax. Lloyd George's strategy: partial success 1909 and failure 1914. What the Permanent Secretary was up to. Parliament Act 1911 and royal vetoes. Temporary ... More


Agriculture

Robert E. Gallman and Paul W. Rhode

in Capital in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226633114
eISBN:
9780226633251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226633251.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on Agriculture, detailing Gallman’s estimation of the current-price and constant-price (1860) values of the capital stock on a decadal basis from 1840 to 1900. It includes ... More


Changes in Land-Use Governance in an Urban Era

Bradford S. Gentry, Thomas Sikor, Graeme Auld, Anthony J. Bebbington, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Carol A. Hunsberger, Anne-Marie Izac, Matias E. Margulis, Tobias Plieninger, Heike Schroeder, and Caroline Upton

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Land use is being fundamentally transformed worldwide. Governance mechanisms that manage land use are changing from territorial organizations to global institutions anchored to specific resource ... More


Land: housing and urban densities

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Climate change and poverty: A new agenda for developed nations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447300878
eISBN:
9781447311744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses land, focusing upon housing markets and urban densities. It argues that housing-related poverty has risen due to a property boom, the decline in social housing and a shift in ... More


What Is Manhattan Worth?: One Hundred Fifty Years of Land Values

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Land values and skyscraper height are inextricably linked. But do high land values drive tall buildings or do tall buildings drive up land prices? This chapter first explores the long-run price of ... More


Intersections and Commercial Roadside Development

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0031
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The modern AA Highway, or State Road 9, intersects US 68 here. New, highway oriented businesses have colonized lots along both highways and a new, low density business district is emerging. ... More


Mannahatta to Manhattan: Settlement to Grid Plan

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Before the skyline could be built, New York had to create its land and the land market: hills had to be flattened, marshes drained, land distributed, subdivided, and prices assigned. The skyline ... More


How to think about housing and planning

Shaun Spiers

in How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses how politicians have been deceived by faith-based, ideologically predetermined anti-planning arguments from free-market think tanks such as Policy Exchange. While ministers ... More


The housebuilders and affordable housing

Bob Colenutt

in The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447340492
eISBN:
9781447350330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter investigates the long running battle between communities and developers/landowners over so called planning obligations particularly to build affordable housing. It explores the huge ... More


The Economics of Skyscraper Height

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Skyscraper Revolution is born in New York in 1889. This chapter chronicles the economic history of the skyscraper. First the chapter discusses how the skyscraper was a solution to an economic ... More


Epilogue: Millionaires and Beaches: The Sociopolitical Economics of California Coastal Preservation in the Twenty-First Century

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Big Sur is compelling not only for its exceptional beauty but also for what it reveals about Californians’ relationship to their coastline. Today, California’s coast reflects residents’ dual desire ... More


The Tenements and the Skyline

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The location of skyscrapers was not independent or separate from the location of the tenement districts. The “battle for place” meant that dense ethnic enclaves would emerge in some places but not ... More


The Finance of Local Public Goods at the Onset of Industrialization: Water in Paris 1807–1925

Olivier Crespi Reghizzi

in Infrastructure Finance in Europe: Insights into the History of Water, Transport, and Telecommunications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713418
eISBN:
9780191781841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713418.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Sustainable financing is a major challenge for the water sector, particularly in many developing countries where the infrastructure is still in an expansion phase. This chapter focuses on how the ... More


Narratives, Agents, and Issues: Memorial Politics in the 1950s and Early 1960s

Helen J. Whatmore-Thomson

in Nazi Camps and their Neighbouring Communities: History, Memory, and Memorialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198789772
eISBN:
9780191831461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789772.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the processes of making official monuments at KZs Natzweiler-Struthof and Neuengamme. It details how the commune of Natzwiller was crucial to the context of memorialization ... More


Explaining the School District Consolidation Movement

William A. Fischel

in Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter uses land-value concerns and economic and technical change to explain the dramatic decline in the number of school districts between 1910 and 1970. Almost all the decline in district ... More


“An Enormous Tragedy in the Making”: Revolutions in Sunflower County and Abroad

Chris Myers Asch

in The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872024
eISBN:
9781469603537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878057_asch.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the five-mile stretch of highway between the Eastland plantation in Doddsville and Hamer's former home in Ruleville has changed dramatically in the seventy-five years since the ... More


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