Regional Politics

Regional Politics

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This collection presents a comparative study on the emerging regional nature of local and urban politics in the United States. Recent studies have tended to focus on the politics and power of inner cities or on suburban areas which have gained incredible strength in the past decade. Regional Politics, however, explores how politics works in the extended metropolis which both includes and surrounds the urban core and whose economy, society and politics are integrally joined. Through detailed case studies of 10 cities in the US, the book: looks at the development of regional patterns; analyzes the impact regionalism has on urban politics; and outlines an overall approach.Although the goal is pollution abatement, the effect is a regional plan that more rationally coordinates land use, transportation systems, and ... such as the burning of barbecue fluid and the use of gasoline lawn mowers and swimming pool heaters, will be limited. ... The SCAG maintains that a€œIf local governments do not make reasonable progress in implementing control measures for which they areanbsp;...

Title:Regional Politics
Author:H. V. Savitch, Ronald K. Vogel
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 1996-07-29


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