Global Urban PoliticsbyBoudreau, 9780745685502, John Wiley, Paperback
This book describes and explains the extraordinary wave of popular protest that swept across the so-called Third World and the countries of the former socialist bloc during the period from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, in response to the mounting debt crisis and the austerity measures widely adopted as part of economic "reform" and "adjustment".
Restructured and expanded editon of this popular introduction to the theoretical approaches to urban governance.
This broad-ranging new text analyses the shape of urban politics and governance in the 21st century. The author identifies 4 main 'models' of urban governance - 'management', 'corporatist'. 'pro-growth' and 'welfare' - and assesses their different implications for the major issues, interests and problems in the contemporary urban arena.