New PDF release: Bloomberg's New York: Class and Governance in the Luxury

By Julian Brash

ISBN-10: 0820335665

ISBN-13: 9780820335667

ISBN-10: 0820336815

ISBN-13: 9780820336817

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg claims to run the town like a enterprise. In Bloomberg’s New York, Julian Brash applies tools from anthropology, geography, and different social technology disciplines to envision what that suggests. He describes the mayor’s angle towards governance because the Bloomberg Way—a philosophy that holds up the mayor as CEO, govt as a personal company, fascinating citizens and companies as shoppers and consumers, and the town itself as a product to be branded and advertised as a luxurious good.


Commonly represented as pragmatic and nonideological, the Bloomberg means, Brash argues, is in truth an bold reformulation of neoliberal governance that advances particular category pursuits. He considers the consequences of this in a blow-by-blow account of the controversy over the Hudson Yards plan, which aimed to rework Manhattan’s a long way west aspect into the city’s subsequent nice high-end district. Bringing this plan to fruition proved unusually tough as activists and entrenched pursuits driven again opposed to the Bloomberg management, suggesting that regardless of Bloomberg’s good fortune in redrawing the principles of city governance, older political arrangements—and possibilities for social justice—remain.

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