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The Resource If mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities, Benjamin R. Barber

If mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities, Benjamin R. Barber

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If mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities
Title
If mayors ruled the world
Title remainder
dysfunctional nations, rising cities
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin R. Barber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time--climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people--the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big for governments to deal with. Benjamin Barber contends that cities, and the mayors who run them, can do and are doing a better job than nations. He cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchant for networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. The book features profiles of a dozen mayors around the world, making a persuasive case that the city is democracy's best hope in a globalizing world, and that great mayors are already proving that this is so"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barber, Benjamin R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayors
  • Municipal government
  • Leadership
  • Comparative government
Label
If mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities, Benjamin R. Barber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17373517
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 416 pages
Isbn
9780300164671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852763523
Label
If mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities, Benjamin R. Barber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17373517
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 416 pages
Isbn
9780300164671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852763523

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