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Title:
Fiscal retrenchment and urban policy
Author:
Blair, John P., 1947-
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1979]

©1979
Physical Description:
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780803912427

9780803912434
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The federal government has long assumed the role of making up the shortfall between increasing demands on the part of urban residents, and decreasing revenues accruing to municipalities. This role is today challenged by an economy beset by stagflation, and a concomitant lack of trust in the efficacy of any governmental action. Perhaps the term ′lean society′ best reflects the present trend. This volume brings together contributions focusing on the conceptualization, characterization, and the possible impact of the ′lean society′ on our cities.


Summary

The federal government has long assumed the role of making up the shortfall between increasing demands on the part of urban residents, and decreasing revenues accruing to municipalities. This role is today challenged by an economy beset by stagflation, and a concomitant lack of trust in the efficacy of any governmental action. Perhaps the term ′lean society′ best reflects the present trend. This volume brings together contributions focusing on the conceptualization, characterization, and the possible impact of the ′lean society′ on our cities.