Cities under austerity : restructuring the US metropolis
- edited by Mark Davidson and Kevin Ward.
- Albany : State University of New York Press, 
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- xxxviii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-239) and index.
- Preface: Situating austerity urbanism / Jamie Peck
- Introduction / Mark Davidson and Kevin Ward
- Austerity and the spectacle: urban triage and post-political development in Detroit / L. Owen Kirkpatrick and Chalem Bolton
- Austerity as the new normal: the fiscal politics of retrenchment in San Jose, california / Sara Hinkley
- The difference a crisis makes: environmental demands and disciplinary governance in the age of austerity / C.S. Ponder
- The unaffordability of recession: housing mobility and recession austerity in Providence, Rhode Island / Aaron Niznik
- Urban governance and inclusionary housing in New York City / Kathe Newman
- Homeownership in Middle America: a case of incidental austerity? / Daniel J. Hammel and Xueying Chen
- Conclusion / Mark Davidson and Kevin Ward
- Postscript / Mark Davidson and Kevin Ward.
- "Across the world's most industrialized economies, the financial crisis of 2007 caused a contraction of state budgets and stimulated attempts to reform debt-burdened governments. In the United States, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of recent urban restructuring, [this book] challenges dominant understandings of austerity as a distinctly national condition and develops a conceptualization of the new US urban condition that reveals its emerging political and social fault lines. The contributors empirically detail the restructuring that is taking place across the United States, its underlying logics, its local impacts and the ongoing processes of challenge and resistance that influences how it is shaping the lives of citizens. The new American political economy, it is argued, needs to be understood as composed of a mosaic of urban experiences that both build upon a differentiated foundation and creates new divergences. As state reforms continue to interact with this diverse urban political economy of the United States, this collection provides a...survey on how postcrisis convergences and divergences in urban economies and urban politics have laid the foundations for the new political geography of the United States."-- Back cover.
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