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The Spirit of Cities

Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age

The Spirit of Cities( )
Author: Bell, Daniel A.
de-Shalit, Avner
ISBN:978-0-691-15969-0
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous with democracy and Sparta represented military discipline. In this original and engaging book, Daniel Bell and Avner de-Shalit...
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Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / Urban
Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.123 x 9.126 x 0.905 Inches
Book Weight:1.125 Pounds

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