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The Resource Local self-government and the right to the city, Warren Magnusson

Local self-government and the right to the city, Warren Magnusson

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Local self-government and the right to the city
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Local self-government and the right to the city
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Warren Magnusson
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eng
Summary
Despite decades of talk about globalization, democracy still depends on local self-government. In 'Local Self-Government and the Right to the City', Warren Magnusson argues that it is the principle behind claims to personal autonomy, community control, and national self-determination, and holds the promise of more peaceful politics. Unfortunately, state-centred thinking has obscured understanding of what local self-government can mean and hindered efforts to make good on what activists have called the 'right to the city'. In this collection of essays, Magnusson reflects on his own efforts to make sense of what local self-government can actually mean, using the old ideal of the town meeting as a touchstone. Why cannot communities govern themselves? Why fear direct democracy? As he suggests, putting more trust in the proliferating practices of government and self-government will actually make cities work better, and enable us to see how to localize democracy appropriately. He shows that doing so will require citizens and governments to come to terms with the multiplicity, indeterminacy, and uncertainty implicit in politics and steer clear of sovereign solutions. The culmination of a life's work by Canada's leading political theorist in the field, Local Self-Government and the Right to the City ranges across topics such as local government, social movements, constitutional law, urban political economy, and democratic theory.--
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1947-
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Magnusson, Warren
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance
Series volume
1
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  • Municipal government
  • Communities
  • Political participation
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Local self-government and the right to the city, Warren Magnusson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-360) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: The Hounds that Didn't Bark -- I. The Local State in Capitalist Society -- 1. Community Organization and Local Self-Government -- 2. Metropolitan Reform in the Capitalist City -- 3. The Local State in Canada: Theoretical Perspectives -- Postscript: Thirty Years On: Plus ça change�? -- II. Social Movements and Political Space -- 4. Globalization, Movements, and the Decentred State -- 5. The City as the Hope of Democracy -- 6. Scaling Government to Politics -- Postscript: Seeing Like a City -- III. Rethinking Local Democracy -- 7. The Principle of Local Self-Government -- 8. Are Municipalities Creatures of the Provinces? -- 9. Local Self-Government and the Right to the City -- Conclusion: Visions of Democracy
Control code
FIEb1773972x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780773545649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904181937
Label
Local self-government and the right to the city, Warren Magnusson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The Hounds that Didn't Bark -- I. The Local State in Capitalist Society -- 1. Community Organization and Local Self-Government -- 2. Metropolitan Reform in the Capitalist City -- 3. The Local State in Canada: Theoretical Perspectives -- Postscript: Thirty Years On: Plus ça change�? -- II. Social Movements and Political Space -- 4. Globalization, Movements, and the Decentred State -- 5. The City as the Hope of Democracy -- 6. Scaling Government to Politics -- Postscript: Seeing Like a City -- III. Rethinking Local Democracy -- 7. The Principle of Local Self-Government -- 8. Are Municipalities Creatures of the Provinces? -- 9. Local Self-Government and the Right to the City -- Conclusion: Visions of Democracy
Control code
FIEb1773972x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780773545649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904181937

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