Class-monopoly rent, finance capital and the urban revolution

  title={Class-monopoly rent, finance capital and the urban revolution},
  author={David Harvey},
  journal={Regional Studies},
  • David Harvey
  • Published 1 November 1974
  • Economics, History
  • Regional Studies
Harvey D. (1974) Class-monopoly rent, finance capital and the urban revolution, Reg. Studies 8, 239–255. This paper seeks to establish the significance of class-monopoly rent to the urbanization process. The concept of “class-monopoly rent” describes any situation in which the rate of return to a class of providers of an urban resource (such as housing) is set by the outcome of conflict with a class of consumers of that resource. The Baltimore case shows that such situations are structured by… 

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