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By Donald L. Rosdil

Why perform a little U.S. towns like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability pursuits on deepest funding whereas others like Las Vegas and Houston supply estate tax and rate remissions to enterprise, tolerate environmentally unsafe actions reminiscent of oil drilling, and convey skepticism even approximately recycling mandates?? The habit of the previous towns looks in particular difficult in view of globalization methods that probably supply many extra suggestions to cellular capital and disclose towns’ vulnerability to non-public funding decisions.?

Cultural Contradictions examines the paradoxical discovering that a few U.S. towns can impose burdensome laws and extract social and environmental contributions from the personal region regardless of an it sounds as if vulnerable bargaining place. It usescultural swap and the expansion of non-traditional subcultures to explain why towns undertake those innovative regulations. Responding to the city coverage literature’s tendency to prioritize fiscal issues over other forms of causal elements, the e-book demonstrates the joint impression of tradition and economics in encouraging coverage results which emphasize social justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability in huge U.S. towns.


The publication makes a number of particular contributions to city literature. First, it argues that towns within which nontraditional cultural ideals and practices thrive and that are strongly associated with dynamic fiscal sectors corresponding to details providers, expert, medical and technical prone, monetary companies, and schooling and future health care providers are specifically more likely to undertake revolutionary regulations. It establishes this declare utilizing either statistical research of large-N urban samples and a better research of 4 case reviews. moment, it finds how revolutionary regulations are a believable reaction to mental matters linked to unconventional methods of lifestyles and the character of postindustrial society. eventually, the booklet exhibits how those new methods of existence and postindustrial financial sectors develop in together reinforcing methods in an effort to make those rules appropriate to neighborhood financial elites and accordingly favorable to the city’s destiny development.

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