Transforming cities: does urbanization promote democratic change?

  title={Transforming cities: does urbanization promote democratic change?},
  author={Edward L. Glaeser and Bryce Millett Steinberg},
  journal={Regional Studies},
  pages={58 - 68}
ABSTRACT Transforming cities: does urbanization promote democratic change? Regional Studies. Could urbanization lead to more democracy and better government for the mega-cities of the developing world? This paper reviews three channels through which urbanization may generate political change. First, cities facilitate coordinated public action and enhance the effectiveness of uprisings. Second, cities may increase the demand for democracy relative to dictatorship. Third, cities may engender the… 

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