Public service provision and urban development

Andrew Kirby, Paul Knox, Steven Pinch

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Originally published in 1984. The authors of this study address a number of major themes related to the analysis of public services: the role of public choice theory, the importance of professors and organisations, the value of neo-Marxist theories and the importance of space. These issues are considered in the context of case studies of school closures, the provision of medical care, the relationships between Federal outlays and presidential politics, the provision of nurseries, demand-making in local government and the fiscal crisis facing many American cities. The subject of public service provision is of great interest not only to political scientists but also to geographers and to sociologists. This book presents a great deal of new thinking and new research from both North America and Britain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages420
ISBN (Electronic)9781351686976
ISBN (Print)9781138050402
StatePublished - Oct 12 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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