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The spirit of cities : why the identity of a city matters in a global age

Author: Daniel Bell; Avner De-Shalit
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. "The Spirit of Cities" revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous with democracy and Sparta represented military discipline. In this  Read more...
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Bell, Daniel (Daniel A.), 1964-
Spirit of cities.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011019200
(OCoLC)721884436
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Bell; Avner De-Shalit
ISBN: 9781400839728 1400839726 9781400848263 1400848261
OCLC Number: 753978565
Description: 1 online resource (x, 347 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : civicism --
Jerusalem : the city of religion --
Montreal : the city of language(s) --
Singapore : the city of nation building --
Hong kong : the city of materialism --
Beijing : the city of political power --
Oxford : the city of learning --
Berlin : the city of (in)tolerance --
Paris : the city of romance --
New York : the city of ambition.
Responsibility: Daniel A. Bell and Avner de-Shalit.

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Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom.  Read more...

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