W8 UPA; Redistribution.doc

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Western University
Political Science
Political Science 3364F/G
Timothy Cobban

DECENTRALIZING AND MERGING Urban Regimes: race explains much of urban politics in North America • little to no redistribution because of this racial division • premise of the growth machine is that cities are exclusively focused on policies that favour growth and development • reliant on developers for campaign money and developers are dependent on cities for funding their business • a growth machine doesn't share • cities are sites for progressive politics, increasing a mobilization movement of citizens to make demands on the city and at the very least the cities must respond • cities are fundamentally limited, without great fiscal resources they are reliant on private donors for further development • caretaker regimes - proceeds at an incremental pace • more scope for redistributive policies, regimes can be a sharing regime - clear normative impulse - most scholars working with this framework • Pluralism city: relatively autonomous, independent and isolated from other cities. The politics were
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