Written in the early 1960s and published during the Cultural Revolution, this book is China's leading text on the emergence and development of capitalism in England, the United States, France, Germany, and Japan. It has retained its relevance by its emphasis on the importance of economic factors in historical change, thus confirming Deng Xiaoping's vision of China's development driven by economics. Here is a perspective on the historical development of capitalism as it applies to the histories of the major capitalist countries; it should prove interesting to students of Chinese thought on economic development filtered through the unique Chinese vision of Marxism.
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In today's public policy arena, the regional level is gaining increased attention as problems in policy and service delivery continue to spill over traditional urban government boundaries. This authoritative work focuses on the growing role of regions in addressing and resolving local governance problems."Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability" provides a concise, up-to-date, and systematic treatment of the problems and issues involved in urban and regional policymaking. Each policy chapter is written by a respected expert in the area, and the book covers all the key policy issues that confront contemporary roman metropolitan areas, including transportation, the environment, affordable housing, crime, employment, poverty, education, and regional governance. Each chapter outlines an issue, and includes current thinking on problem diagnosis and problem solving, as well as the prognosis for future policy success.