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Detroit: Three Pathways to Revitalization Hardcover – November 26, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1412851961 ISBN-10: 1412851963

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 171 pages
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers (November 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412851963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412851961
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,449,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[Solomon] outlines a modestly optimistic vision for Detroit revitalization. He begins with an excellent overview of the political and legal manipulations and negotiations from the administration of Mayor Bing to the edge of bankruptcy. . . . He proposes three necessary public sector repairs: establishing city fiscal sustainability; rightsizing city government (efficiency and population density); and restoration of public school quality. . . . Recommended.”

—J. L Mikesell, Choice

About the Author

Lewis D. Solomon is Van Vleck Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. A prolific author on legal, business, public policy, and religious topics, he has written widely in areas of social and scientific policy that deal with legal issues.

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This book does an excellent job of explaining Detroit's difficulties, and gives a blow-by-blow account (up to the fall of 2012 or so) of the city's financial deterioration. The book then goes on to discuss possible solutions to Detroit's problems; here, it tended to be too much of a "laundry list" of various ideas, discussing what various foundations and businesses are doing without introducing enough comparative perspective to help the reader judge what might actually help revitalize Detroit.
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