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The Resource Localist movements in a global economy : sustainability, justice, and urban development in the United States, David J. Hess

Localist movements in a global economy : sustainability, justice, and urban development in the United States, David J. Hess

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Localist movements in a global economy : sustainability, justice, and urban development in the United States
Title
Localist movements in a global economy
Title remainder
sustainability, justice, and urban development in the United States
Statement of responsibility
David J. Hess
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The internationalization of economies and other changes that accompany globalization have brought about a paradoxical reemergence of the local. A significant but largely unstudied aspect of new local-global relationships is the growth of "localist movements"--Efforts to reclaim economic and political sovereignty for metropolitan and other subnational regions. In Localist Movements in a Global Economy, David Hess offers an overview of localism in the United States and assesses its potential to address pressing global problems of social justice and environmental sustainability
  • Since the 1990s, more than 100 local business organizations have formed in the United States, and there are growing efforts to build local ownership in the retail, food, energy, transportation, and media industries. In this first social science study of localism, Hess adopts an interdisciplinary approach that combines theoretical reflection, empirical research, and policy analysis. His perspective is not that of an uncritical localist advocate; he draws on his new empirical research to assess the extent to which localist policies can address sustainability and justice issues
  • After a theoretical discussion of sustainability, the global corporate economy, and economic development, Hess looks at four specific forms of localism: "buy local" campaigns; urban agriculture; local ownership of electricity and transportation; and alternative and community media. He then examines "global localism"--Transnational local-to-local supply chains - and other economic policies and financial instruments that would create an alternative economic structure. Localism is not a panacea for globalization, he concludes, but a crucial ingredient in projects to build more democratic, just, and sustainable politics."--pub. desc
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DLC
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Hess, David J
Dewey number
338.973/07091732
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.E5
LC item number
H47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Urban and industrial environments
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Globalization
  • Central-local government relations
Label
Localist movements in a global economy : sustainability, justice, and urban development in the United States, David J. Hess
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Global problems and localist solutions -- Economic development and localist knowledge -- Can localism be just and sustainable? -- The politics of local retailing -- The challenges of urban agriculture -- Local energy and the public sector -- Localism and the media -- Policies for an alternative economy
Control code
244177228
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780262512329
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)244177228
Label
Localist movements in a global economy : sustainability, justice, and urban development in the United States, David J. Hess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Global problems and localist solutions -- Economic development and localist knowledge -- Can localism be just and sustainable? -- The politics of local retailing -- The challenges of urban agriculture -- Local energy and the public sector -- Localism and the media -- Policies for an alternative economy
Control code
244177228
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780262512329
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)244177228

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