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Financialising city statecraft and infrastructure

Author: Andy Pike
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Financialising City Statecraft and Infrastructure addresses the struggles of national and local states to fund, finance and govern urban infrastructure. It develops fresh thinking on financialisation and city statecraft to explain the socially and spatially uneven mixing of managerial, entrepreneurial and financialised city governance in austerity and limited decentralisation across England. As urban infrastructure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1079402662
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Pike
ISBN: 9781788118958 1788118952
OCLC Number: 1089507659
Description: 1 online resource (x, 343 pages)
Contents: 1. Who owns, runs and pays for city infrastructure? --
2. Financialising city infrastructure and governance --
3. Towards city statecraft --
4. City infrastructure provision and geographical inequalities in the UK's centralised state --
5. Deal or no deal? Austerity, decentralisation and the city deals --
6. Sell, hold or buy? Privatising, managing, owning, and acquiring city infrastructure assets --
7. Fixing urban infrastructure in the London global city-region, undermining the rest of the UK? --
8. Conclusions --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Andy Pike [and four others].

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