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By John Logan, Todd Swanstrom

This booklet demanding situations the inspiration that there's a unmarried, worldwide means of financial restructuring to which towns needs to post. The reports during this quantity evaluate city improvement within the usa, Western Europe, and Japan, demonstrating that there's major sort in city monetary restructuring. The participants emphasize that the commercial forces remodeling towns from business concentrations to put up business carrier facilities don't exist except politics: all realms are seriously thinking about the restructuring strategy. John R. Logan is Professor of Sociology on the nation collage of latest York at Albany. Todd Swanstrom is affiliate Professor of Political technology on the nation college of latest York at Albany and the writer of "The difficulty of development Politics: Cleveland, Kucinich, and the problem of city Populism (Temple)".

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Probably the same sequence has taken place in other countries, with perhaps different timings. The economic crisis has not seen a new urban policy emerge immediately. Since the early 1970S, numerous fluctuations have taken place, and the present dominant themes have come out only progressively, and with some trouble and conflicts. During the first stages of economic difficulties, before the first oil crisis, the French government tried to promote a policy of quality of life and urban environment, arguing that quantitative problems had already been solved.

Features produced by the specific history of each social formation, which tend to shape technological practices in different ways into different industrial models, are not easily exportable from one country to another. One example is that of Japanese work rela- Copyrighted Material Political Paradoxes 33 tions, which include a strong integration of new technologies and relations between capital and the work force that can hardly be characterized as purely flexible, since the core part of the skilled labor force tends to be attached for life to one particular firm (see Richard Hill's contribution in this volume).

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