By Donald L. Rosdil
Why perform a little U.S. towns like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability pursuits on inner most funding whereas others like Las Vegas and Houston supply estate tax and price remissions to company, tolerate environmentally unsafe actions equivalent to oil drilling, and convey skepticism even approximately recycling mandates?? The habit of the previous towns appears to be like in particular difficult in view of globalization methods that likely provide many extra thoughts to cellular capital and disclose towns’ vulnerability to non-public funding decisions.?
Cultural Contradictions examines the paradoxical discovering that a few U.S. towns can impose burdensome rules and extract social and environmental contributions from the personal area regardless of an it seems that susceptible bargaining place. It usescultural switch and the expansion of non-traditional subcultures to explain why towns undertake those innovative regulations. Responding to the city coverage literature’s tendency to prioritize monetary issues over different kinds of causal components, the e-book demonstrates the joint impression of tradition and economics in encouraging coverage results which emphasize social justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability in huge U.S. towns.
The e-book makes a number of particular contributions to city literature. First, it argues that towns within which nontraditional cultural ideals and practices thrive and that are strongly associated with dynamic financial sectors similar to info providers, expert, medical and technical providers, monetary companies, and schooling and healthiness care prone are specifically more likely to undertake revolutionary guidelines. It establishes this declare utilizing either statistical research of large-N urban samples and a better research of 4 case reviews. moment, it finds how revolutionary rules are a believable reaction to mental matters linked to unconventional methods of existence and the character of postindustrial society. ultimately, the publication shows how those new methods of lifestyles and postindustrial financial sectors develop in jointly reinforcing methods to be able to make those rules appropriate to neighborhood fiscal elites and as a result favorable to the city’s destiny development.
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The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics: The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking (Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy) by Donald L. Rosdil