Constructing Neoliberal Urban Democracy in the American Inner-city

  title={Constructing Neoliberal Urban Democracy in the American Inner-city},
  author={J. Addie},
  journal={Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit},
  pages={536 - 554}
  • J. Addie
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
The neoliberalization of urban governance has profoundly problematized issues of ‘local’ and ‘urban’ democracy on both sides of the Atlantic. This paper explores the changing modalities of urban democracy under neoliberalism through a case study of Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. A historically maligned inner-city neighbourhood, Over-the-Rhine is the locus for a concerted neoliberalizing gentrification drive and site of a coordinated resistance to market-oriented redevelopment. Three key processes… Expand

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