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“Comparative Urban Governance: Why the United States is Incapable of Reform” by James A. Kushner

June 4th, 2014

"Comparative Urban Governance:  Why the United States is Incapable of Reform" by James A. Kushner

In the effort to make cities more equitable, efficient, and sustainable, the success of older Western European cities and states might provide models for best practices for restructuring municipal governance.  In this article, I will look at issues such as environmental ideology, automobile transport influence, and the anti-tax movement, and discuss governance models from the standpoint of susceptibility to corruption, capture by corporate entities, commitment to constituency, and the role of community political fragmentation.