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Cities and Economic Development (1988)

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The University of Chicago Press 1988. Softback in very good used condition - some light creasing to top right corner of first few pages otherwise book is fine.
When and how were cities born? Does urbanization foster innovation and economic development? What was the level of urbanization in traditional societies? Did the Industrial Revolution facilitate urbanization? Has the growth of cities in the Third World been a handicap or an asset to economic development? In this revised translation of De Jricho Mexico, Paul Bairoch seeks the answers to these questions and provides a comprehensive study of the evolution of the city and its relation to economic life. Bairoch examines the development of cities from the dawn of urbanization (Jericho) to the explosive growth of the contemporary Third World city. In particular, he defines the roles of agriculture and industrialization in the rise of cities. "A hefty history, from the Neolithic onward. It's ambitious in scope and rich in subject, detailing urbanization and, of course, the links between cities and economies. Scholarly, accessible, and significant."-Newsday "This book offers a path-breaking synthesis of the vast literature on the history of urbanization."-John C. Brown, Journal of Economic Literature "One leaves this volume with the feeling of positions intelligently argued and related to the existing state of theory and knowledge. One also has the pleasure of reading a book unusually well-written. It will long both be a standard and stimulate new thought on the central issue of urban and economic growth."-Thomas A. Reiner, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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Author(s):
Paul Bairoch
Condition:
Used: very good
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15.2cm by 22.8cm by 3cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226034666
ISBN-13:
9780226034669
Number of pages:
574
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press
Title:
Cities and Economic Development

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The University of Chicago Press 1988. Softback in very good used condition - some light creasing to top right corner of first few pages otherwise book is fine.
When and how were cities born? Does urbanization foster innovation and economic development? What was the level of urbanization in traditional societies? Did the Industrial Revolution facilitate urbanization? Has the growth of cities in the Third World been a handicap or an asset to economic development? In this revised translation of De Jricho Mexico, Paul Bairoch seeks the answers to these questions and provides a comprehensive study of the evolution of the city and its relation to economic life. Bairoch examines the development of cities from the dawn of urbanization (Jericho) to the explosive growth of the contemporary Third World city. In particular, he defines the roles of agriculture and industrialization in the rise of cities. "A hefty history, from the Neolithic onward. It's ambitious in scope and rich in subject, detailing urbanization and, of course, the links between cities and economies. Scholarly, accessible, and significant."-Newsday "This book offers a path-breaking synthesis of the vast literature on the history of urbanization."-John C. Brown, Journal of Economic Literature "One leaves this volume with the feeling of positions intelligently argued and related to the existing state of theory and knowledge. One also has the pleasure of reading a book unusually well-written. It will long both be a standard and stimulate new thought on the central issue of urban and economic growth."-Thomas A. Reiner, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Author(s):
Paul Bairoch
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.2cm by 22.8cm by 3cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226034666
ISBN-13:
9780226034669
Number of pages:
574
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press
Title:
Cities and Economic Development

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