Public Service Provision and Urban Development

1st Edition

Andrew Kirby, Paul Knox, Steven Pinch

Published April 9, 2019
Reference - 428 Pages
ISBN 9781138050402 - CAT# Y330632
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

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Originally published in 1984. The authors of this study address a number of major themes related to the analysis of public services: the role of public choice theory, the importance of professors and organisations, the value of neo-Marxist theories and the importance of space. These issues are considered in the context of case studies of school closures, the provision of medical care, the relationships between Federal outlays and presidential politics, the provision of nurseries, demand-making in local government and the fiscal crisis facing many American cities.

The subject of public service provision is of great interest not only to political scientists but also to geographers and to sociologists. This book presents a great deal of new thinking and new research from both North America and Britain.



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