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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/03003930.2020.1729751

Pragmatic municipalism or austerity urbanism? Understanding local government responses to fiscal stress

04 Mar 2021-Local Government Studies (Routledge)-Vol. 47, Iss: 2, pp 234-252
Abstract: While national governments responded to the Great Recession with austerity, local government responses were varied. Two contrasting views are found in the literature: ‘austerity urbanism’ and ‘prag...

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Topics: Austerity (61%), Urbanism (51%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/09589236.2014.928437
Helen Davies1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Shortly after the financial crisis hit the USA and Europe in 2008, commentators started to debate the gendering of this recession. Initial response from North America suggested that a ‘man-cession’...

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Topics: Austerity (60%), Recession (59%), Financial crisis (56%)

134 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1567204
Juan J. Rivero1Institutions (1)
20 Jan 2019-Urban Geography
Abstract: Urban scholars have long grappled with the argument that “urban governance” is an oxymoron – that cities cannot govern and that urban policy merely reflects external economic and political forces. ...

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Topics: Argument (55%), Politics (50%)

23 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/14719037.2020.1751255
Abstract: The 2007–2008 Global Financial Crisis renewed interest in New Public Management tools. Privatization and intermunicipal cooperation are the two most common forms of service delivery reforms among U...

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17 Citations


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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1086/257839
Abstract: NE of the most important recent developments in the area of "applied economic theory" has been the work of Musgrave and Samuelson in public finance theory.2 The two writers agree on what is probably the major point under investigation, namely, that no "market type" solution exists to determine the level of expenditures on public goods. Seemingly, we are faced with the problem of having a rather large portion of our national income allocated in a "non-optimal" way when compared with the private sector. This discussion will show that the Musgrave-Samuelson analysis, which is valid for federal expenditures, need not apply to local expenditures. The plan of the discussion is first to restate the assumptions made by Musgrave and Samuelson and the central problems with which they deal. After looking at a key difference between the federal versus local cases, I shall present a simple model. This model yields a solution for the level of expenditures for local public goods which reflects the preferences of the population more adequately than they can be reflected at the national level. The assumptions of the model will then be relaxed to see what implications are involved. Finally, policy considerations will be discussed.

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Topics: Samuelson condition (62%), Public good (58%), Tiebout model (55%) ... read more

11,481 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Mar 2004-
Abstract: The national bestseller that defines a new economic class and shows how it is key to the future of our cities. The Washington Monthly 2002 Annual Political Book Award WinnerThe Rise of the Creative Class gives us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today-and where we might be headed. Weaving storytelling with masses of new and updated research, Richard Florida traces the fundamental theme that runs through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity in our economy. Just as William Whyte's 1956 classic The Organization Man showed how the organizational ethos of that age permeated every aspect of life, Florida describes a society in which the creative ethos is increasingly dominant. Millions of us are beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always have-with the result that our values and tastes, our personal relationships, our choices of where to live, and even our sense and use of time are changing. Leading the shift are the nearly 38 million Americans in many diverse fields who create for a living-the Creative Class. The Rise of the Creative Class chronicles the ongoing sea of change in people's choices and attitudes, and shows not only what's happening but also how it stems from a fundamental economic change. The Creative Class now comprises more than thirty percent of the entire workforce. Their choices have already had a huge economic impact. In the future they will determine how the workplace is organized, what companies will prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities will thrive or wither.

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Topics: Creative city (65%), Creative class (65%), Creative industries (61%) ... read more

7,114 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Feb 1987-
Abstract: This sociological classic is updated with a new preface by the authors looking at developments in the study of urban planning during the twenty-year life of this influential work.

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Topics: Urban planning (62%), Work (electrical) (50%)

3,177 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 2013-
Abstract: Austerity is the order of the day in Europe, but Professor Mark Blyth argues that austerity is a very dangerous idea and does not work. While it makes sense for any one state to try and cut its way to growth, it simply cannot work when all states try it simultaneously: all we do is shrink the economy. Presenter: Paul Barclay Guest: Mark Blyth Professor of International Political Economy at Brown University

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1,128 Citations

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