The Local and the Global in the New Urban Politics: A Critical View

  title={The Local and the Global in the New Urban Politics: A Critical View},
  author={Kevin R. Cox},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={433 - 448}
  • K. Cox
  • Published 1 August 1993
  • Economics
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Recent US literature on urban politics has been characterized by significant convergence. There has been a marked focus on the politics of local economic development, and there has also been an attempt to situate that politics with respect to processes of globalization. In particular, the globalization of the economy and correlative hypermobility of capital arc seen as exerting strong redistributive pressures on urban communities. This is the ‘new urban polities’. Evaluation of this thesis… 
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