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Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City : New Historic Approaches.

Author: Michèle Dagenais; Irene Maver; Pierre-Yves Saunier
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2007.
Series: Historical urban studies.
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Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City considers the roles played by local institutions and particular processes that shaped the urban fabric. It rediscovers from models and maps the constituent dynamics of cities since the beginning of the nineteenth century, and demonstrates how patterns evolved in the way services and locations were organized; how urban transformation was underpinned by structural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michèle Dagenais; Irene Maver; Pierre-Yves Saunier
ISBN: 9780754683629 0754683621
OCLC Number: 437113413
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; General editors preface; Acknowledgments; List of contributors; 1 Tales of the periphery: an outline survey of municipal employees and services in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; 2 Nineteenth-century municipal engineers in Turin: technical bureaucracies in the networks of local power; 3 The origins of the American municipal fire department: nineteenth-century change from an international perspective; 4 The formation of a bureaucratic group between centre and periphery: engineers and local government in Italy from the liberal period to fascism (1861-1939). 5 Municipal innovations versus national wait-and-see attitudes: unemployment policies in Kaiserreich Germany (1871-1918)6 Town clerks in the Paris region: the design of a professional identity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; 7 A model for the emerging welfare state? Municipal management in Montreal during the 1930s; 8 Municipal employees and the construction of social identity in São Paulo, Brazil.
Series Title: Historical urban studies.

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