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How ideas shape urban political development / edited by Richardson Dilworth and Timothy P. R. Weaver.

Contributor(s): Dilworth, Richardson [editor.] | Weaver, Timothy P. R [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: City in the twenty-first century book series.Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020Edition: 1st edition.Description: xiii, 282 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780812252255 (hbk.).Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Political aspects | Political development | Urban policyDDC classification: 307.76 HOW
Contents:
Preface. Urban political development and the politics of ideas / Robert Henry Cox and Daniel Béland -- Chapter 1. Ideas, interests, institutions, and urban political development / Richardson Dilworth and Timothy P. R. Weaver -- Chapter 2. How policy paradigms change : lessons from Chicago's urban renewal program / Joel Rast -- Chapter 3. The idea of blight in Baltimore / Sally Ford Lawton -- Chapter 4. How ideas stopped an expressway in Philadelphia / Marcus Anthony Hunter -- Chapter 5. Manufacturing decline : the conservative construction of urban crisis in Detroit / Jason Hackworth -- Chapter 6. The neoliberal city and the racial idea / Lester K. Spence -- Chapter 7. Contested conceptions of pluralism between cities and Congress over national civil rights legislation / Thomas Ogorzalek -- Chapter 8. Ideas in US education policy : reform, localism, and immigrant youths / Douglas S. Reed -- Chapter 9. Ideas, institutions, intercurrence, and the Community Reinvestment Act / Amy Widestrom -- Chapter 10. Immigrant identities and integration in the United States and Canada / Mara Sidney -- Chapter 11. "Trying out our ideas" : enterprise zones in the United States and the United Kingdom / Timothy P. R. Weaver -- Chapter 12. Ideas, framing, and interests in urban contention : the case of Santiago, Chile / Eleonora Pasotti -- Chapter 13. Ideas, politics, and urban development in China / William Hurst -- Chapter 14. Politics of dwelling : divergent ideas of home in Kolkata / Debjani Bhattacharyya -- Chapter 15. Policy mobility and urban fantasies : the case of African cities / Vanessa Watson.
Summary: "Constructivist social scientists take it as self-evident that human societies are constructed by the people who inhabit them. The physical world does not prescribe a particular way that any society should be ordered, its order coming instead from the choices made by the people who comprise these societies. Cities are also historically and socially constructed, not natural creations. This is the basic message of this volume and makes a compelling case for the value of a constructivist approach to understanding urban political development. At a time when constructivism is growing across the social sciences, Richardson Dilworth, Timothy P. R. Weaver, and the other contributors to this volume have made a strong case for understanding why ideas have been the real drivers behind urban political development and why a constructivist understanding is more persuasive than conventional approaches"--
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Preface. Urban political development and the politics of ideas / Robert Henry Cox and Daniel Béland -- Chapter 1. Ideas, interests, institutions, and urban political development / Richardson Dilworth and Timothy P. R. Weaver -- Chapter 2. How policy paradigms change : lessons from Chicago's urban renewal program / Joel Rast -- Chapter 3. The idea of blight in Baltimore / Sally Ford Lawton -- Chapter 4. How ideas stopped an expressway in Philadelphia / Marcus Anthony Hunter -- Chapter 5. Manufacturing decline : the conservative construction of urban crisis in Detroit / Jason Hackworth -- Chapter 6. The neoliberal city and the racial idea / Lester K. Spence -- Chapter 7. Contested conceptions of pluralism between cities and Congress over national civil rights legislation / Thomas Ogorzalek -- Chapter 8. Ideas in US education policy : reform, localism, and immigrant youths / Douglas S. Reed -- Chapter 9. Ideas, institutions, intercurrence, and the Community Reinvestment Act / Amy Widestrom -- Chapter 10. Immigrant identities and integration in the United States and Canada / Mara Sidney -- Chapter 11. "Trying out our ideas" : enterprise zones in the United States and the United Kingdom / Timothy P. R. Weaver -- Chapter 12. Ideas, framing, and interests in urban contention : the case of Santiago, Chile / Eleonora Pasotti -- Chapter 13. Ideas, politics, and urban development in China / William Hurst -- Chapter 14. Politics of dwelling : divergent ideas of home in Kolkata / Debjani Bhattacharyya -- Chapter 15. Policy mobility and urban fantasies : the case of African cities / Vanessa Watson.

"Constructivist social scientists take it as self-evident that human societies are constructed by the people who inhabit them. The physical world does not prescribe a particular way that any society should be ordered, its order coming instead from the choices made by the people who comprise these societies. Cities are also historically and socially constructed, not natural creations. This is the basic message of this volume and makes a compelling case for the value of a constructivist approach to understanding urban political development. At a time when constructivism is growing across the social sciences, Richardson Dilworth, Timothy P. R. Weaver, and the other contributors to this volume have made a strong case for understanding why ideas have been the real drivers behind urban political development and why a constructivist understanding is more persuasive than conventional approaches"--

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