From Library Journal
Peirce explores how America's major cities can form modern "citistates" to compete with other major cities of the world. Peirce ( The Book of America , Norton, 1983) with his coauthors delves into social, economic, and political topics such as radial tensions, land use, governance, and employment to press the point that American citistates must develop a strategic framework to excel if they are to enter worldwide economic competition. After defining the citistate concept, the authors then describe six individual citistates (Baltimore, Dallas, Owensboro Kentucky, Phoenix, Seattle, and St. Paul). The volume's final chapter, "Citistate Guideposts," presents ten suggestions to achieve citistate cohesiveness. This work's audience is not only scholars and advanced students but public officials and business leaders interested in the future of American cities. Recommended for public and academic libraries.- Joseph W. Leonard, Miami Univ. , Oxford, Ohio
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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No one in the country knows as much as Neal Pierce about the ins and outs of American local government. He and his colleagues have produced a superb, readable book chock full of good ideas that should be used. -- Richard Nathan, Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government