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Remaking Chicago : the political origins of urban industrial change

Author: Joel Rast
Publisher: DeKalb, Ill. : Northern Illinois University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining Chicago as a model for urban economic development in the post-World War II era, Joel Rast challenges the conventional belief that structural economic change has forced cities to concentrate resources on downtown revitalization efforts in order to remain fiscally viable. Rast argues instead that cities face multiple economic development choices and that politics play a fundamental role in deciding among  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Rast
ISBN: 0875802486 9780875802480
OCLC Number: 40359283
Description: xiii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Politics of Urban Economic Development --
2. Downtown Redevelopment and the Chicago Political Machine --
3. Rethinking Industrial Decline: The Chicago Printing and Apparel Industries --
4. Community Economic Development and the Crisis of Machine Politics --
5. The Battle for the Near North Side --
6. Toward a Citywide Industrial Policy.
Responsibility: Joel Rast.

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Modelled on post-war Chicago, this study of urban economic development argues that cities have many choices for economic development and that a major part in these decisions is played by politics.  Read more...

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"Insightful ... Rast clearly proves his thesis and makes a significant contribution to the field of urban politics." "American Political Science Review""Rast mines the rich vein of studies of postwar Read more...

 
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