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Justice and the American Metropolis : Globalization and Community - Todd Swanstrom

Justice and the American Metropolis

Globalization and Community

By: Todd Swanstrom (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2011
ISBN: 9780816676125
Number Of Pages: 288

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Today’s American cities and suburbs are the sites of “thick injustice”—unjust power relations that are deeply and densely concentrated as well as opaque and seemingly intractable. Thick injustice is hard to see, to assign responsibility for, and to change.

Identifying these often invisible and intransigent problems, this volume addresses foundational questions about what justice requires in the contemporary metropolis. Essays focus on inequality within and among cities and suburbs; articulate principles for planning, redevelopment, and urban political leadership; and analyze the connection between metropolitan justice and institutional design. In a world that is progressively more urbanized, and yet no clearer on issues of fairness and equality, this book points the way to a metropolis in which social justice figures prominently in any definition of success.

Contributors: Susan S. Fainstein, Harvard U; Richard Thompson Ford, Stanford U; Gerald Frug, Harvard U; Loren King, Wilfrid Laurier U; Margaret Kohn, U of Toronto; Stephen Macedo, Princeton U; Douglas W. Rae, Yale U; Clarence N. Stone, George Washington U; Margaret Weir, U of California, Berkeley; Thad Williamson, U of Richmond.


Acknowledgments Introduction: Thick Injustice Clarissa Rile Hayward and Todd Swanstrom

I. The Roots of Injustice in the American Metropolis 1.Property-Owning Plutocracy: Inequality and American Localism Stephen Macedo 2.Public Reason and the Just City Loren King 3.Public Space in the Progressive Era Margaret Kohn

II. Rethinking Metropolitan Inequality 4.Two Cheers for Very Unequal Incomes: Toward Social Justice in Central Cities Douglas W. Rae 5.Beyond the Equality-Efficiency Tradeoff Clarence N. Stone

III. Planning for Justice 6.Redevelopment Planning and Distributive Justice in the American Metropolis Susan S. Fainstein 7.Justice, the Public Sector, and Cities: Relegitimating the Activist State Thad Williamson

IV. Justice and Institutions 8.Voting and Justice Gerald Frug 9.The Color of Territory: How Law and Borders Keep America Segregated Richard Thompson Ford 10.Creating Justice for the Poor in the New Metropolis Margaret Weir

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ISBN: 9780816676125
ISBN-10: 0816676127
Series: Globalization and Community
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th August 2011
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43

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