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Comparative Urban and Community Research


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Reinventing Detroit: The Politics of Possibility

Reinventing Detroit: The Politics of Possibility

1st Edition

Michael Peter Smith, Lucas Kirkpatrick
September 28, 2017

This book addresses the questions of what went wrong with Detroit and what can be done to reinvent the Motor City. Various answers to the former�deindustrialization, white flight, and a disappearing tax base�are now well understood. Less discussed are potential paths forward, stemming from...

Remaking Urban Citizenship: Organizations, Institutions, and the Right to the City

Remaking Urban Citizenship: Organizations, Institutions, and the Right to the City

1st Edition

Andrew M. Greeley, Michael Peter Smith
September 28, 2017

Due to heightened global migration and transnational mobility, many residents of the world's cities lack national citizenship in the places to which they have moved for work, refuge, or retirement. The disjuncture between citizenship and daily life has led to devolution of claims from national to...

City and Nation: Rethinking Place and Identity

City and Nation: Rethinking Place and Identity

1st Edition

Michael Peter Smith, Thomas Bender
March 31, 2001

This compendium offers a textured historical and comparative examination of the significance of locality or "place," and the role of urban representations and spatial practices in defining national identities. Drawing upon a wide range of disciplines - from literature to architecture and planning,...

After Modernism: Global Restructuring and the Changing Boundaries of City Life

After Modernism: Global Restructuring and the Changing Boundaries of City Life

1st Edition

Michael Peter Smith
January 30, 1992

Michael Peter Smith is distinguished research professor in Community Studies at the University of California, Davis. He is co-author of the award-winning book Citizenship across Borders, and is the series editor of Transaction’s Comparative Urban and Community Research book series....

Breaking Chains: Social Movements and Collective Action

Breaking Chains: Social Movements and Collective Action

1st Edition

Michael Peter Smith
January 30, 1991

Breaking Chains...

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