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Small towns in multilevel society

Author: Frank W Young
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©1999.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Young, Frank W. (Frank Wilbur), 1928-
Small towns in multilevel society.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©1999
(DLC) 99028939
(OCoLC)41211537
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank W Young
OCLC Number: 607174723
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 160 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ch. 1. The comparative study of small communities: The perspective of sociological structuralism ; Central place/ecological studies ; Political economy and populism ; Making a place for structural theory --
ch. 2. A structural theory of community: The Polanyi principle ; Community and environment ; The dimensions of community structure ; The structural explanation of welfare ; A fundamental issue --
ch. 3. Ecology and history of Southern Tier communities: The town as a unit of analysis ; Changes in the population of towns 1950-1990 ; The ecology of manufacturing, housing and health ; History ; The trouble with ecological analysis --
ch. 4. The structural dimensions of communities: The quest for dimensions of community structure ; A factor analysis of the data for New York towns ; Structural profiles ; The ecological context of the structural dimensions --
ch. 5. Town governance: The institutions of government in New York towns ; The structure of town government ; Town finance ; Does structure shape practices? --
ch. 6. Transaction organization: Manufacturing and business in the Southern Tier ; Development efforts ; Housing and health organization --
ch. 7. Structure and welfare: Indicators of average welfare ; Test of the structural reinforcement hypothesis ; What about causation at the individual level? ; Interventions --
ch. 8. Small towns and great changes: Warren's displacement hypothesis ; Bureaucratic dependency ; A cross-system hypothesis ; The fundamental cause of structural change ; ch. 9. The perspective of sociological structuralism: Sectoral versus systemic structuralism ; Making structure work ; Are towns democratic and autonomous? --
Appendix: The informant survey and comparative community research.
Responsibility: Frank W. Young.

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