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The Politics of Urban Governance
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Why Study Urban Politics?.- The Challenge of Urban Governance.- The Managerial City.- Corporatist Governance.- Pro-Growth Governance.- Welfare Governance.- The Decline of Urban Politics?.- Cities in Global Governance.- Conclusions: The Future of Urban Politics.

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Written in a lively and succinct style, its diversely referenced arguments will open up a broad field for its readers.' - Hal Pawson, Housing Studies 'For Jon Pierre, the city is no fixed object but a mix of governance and gaps in governance, and of institutional arrangements in tension with one another within an ongoing process of change. Unrivalled in its skilful handling of multiple concepts, this important new text proves him the master juggler in the study of city politics.' - Clarence Stone, George Washington University, US 'This is an incisive and much-needed analysis of contemporary urban politics and governance. Synthesizing research from around the world, Jon Pierre shows why urban politics matters more than ever in today's context of globalized networks.' - Patrick Le Gales, Centre for European Studies

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JON PIERRE Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Bodoe University College, Norway. Among his publications are Governance, Politics and the State (Palgrave, 2000), Governing Complex Societies (Palgrave, 2005).

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'Written in a lively and succinct style, its diversely referenced arguments will open up a broad field for its readers.' - Hal Pawson, Housing Studies 'For Jon Pierre, the city is no fixed object but a mix of governance and gaps in governance, and of institutional arrangements in tension with one another within an ongoing process of change. Unrivalled in its skilful handling of multiple concepts, this important new text proves him the master juggler in the study of city politics.' - Clarence Stone, George Washington University, US 'This is an incisive and much-needed analysis of contemporary urban politics and governance. Synthesizing research from around the world, Jon Pierre shows why urban politics matters more than ever in today's context of globalized networks.' - Patrick Le Gales, Centre for European Studies

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