What's a Small City Mayor to Do when Things Fall Apart? Normative Limits in Modern Urban Theory.

  • Author: Public Administration Quarterly
  • Release Date : 2007-09-22
  • Genre: Law
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ABSTRACT Urban theories are built upon an understanding garnered from studying larger cities and major metropolitan areas. In this article, we examine use a case study that focuses on the political and managerial challenges faced by a smaller metropolitan area under conditions of rapid growth and demographic change. The case provides a foil for the normative components of urban theory and we offer a contrast between prescription and the insights provided by the case....