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From Urbanization to Cities Toward a New Politics of Citizenship (Cassell Global Issues Series) by Murray Bookchin

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Published by Cassell .
Written in English


  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • Local government,
  • Urban communities,
  • General,
  • Sociology - Urban,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10320505M
ISBN 100304328421
ISBN 109780304328420

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China's management of urbanization is an under-appreciated factor in the regime's longevity. The Chinese Communist Party fears "Latin Americanization" -- the emergence of highly unequal megacities with their attendant slums and social unrest. Such cities threaten the survival of nondemocratic regimes/5(3). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: The Emergence of Urban Society in Rural Massachusetts, / Richard D. Brown --Urban Growth in the Mid-Atlantic States, / Simeon J. Crowther --Industrialization and the Growth of Cities in Nineteenth-Century America / Peter G. Goheen --Nineteenth-Century. Urbanization is not only a social and cultural fact of historic proportions; it is a tremendous ecological fact as well. We must explore modern urbanization and its impact on the natural environment, as well as the changes urbanization has produced in our sensibility towards society and toward the natural by: The problems of large-scale urbanization are profound, and coping with growth in the world's cities will be the most pressing challenge of the 21st June , the third in a series of United Nations sponsored conferences on global concerns was held: the Conference on Human Settlements, Habitat II.

Urbanization is the study of the social, political, and economic relationships in cities, and someone specializing in urban sociology studies those relationships. In some ways, cities can be microcosms of universal human behavior, while in others they provide a unique environment that yields its own brand of human behavior. Book Description. The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization investigates the mutual relationship between the struggle for political inclusion and processes of informal urbanization in different socio-political and cultural settings.. It seeks a middle ground between two opposing perspectives on the political meaning of urban informality. The first, the ‘emancipatory perspective. Urbanization occurred rapidly in the second half of the nineteenth century in the United States for a number of reasons. The new technologies of the time led to a massive leap in industrialization, requiring large numbers of workers. New electric lights and powerful machinery allowed factories to run twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Small scale neighbourhoods - countryside and small towns are often seen as ideal living environments. Yet large cities all over the world are growing rapidly. A contradiction seems to exist between what people want and what, in fact, is evolving. The economics of urbanization - as described in this book - provides us means to explain the apparent paradox between the desires and actions of.

These provide the necessary background to the chapter on urbanization processes. The locational aspects of urbanization are covered in the next five chapters which discuss the problem of defining an urban place, spatial patterns of urbanization, classification of cities, theories of settlement location and the analysis of settlement systems. Urbanization Without Cities book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The city at its best is an eco-community. Urbanization i /5.   This trend to urbanization is even more dramatic beyond the borders of the United States. Take Nigeria's capital, Lagos, which had a population of approximately million in , and is Author: Eric J. Gertler. In cities of the developed world urbanization traditionally exhibited a concentration of human activities and settlements around the downtown area, the so-called in-migration.