Cities as Political Objects
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Cities as Political Objects

Historical Evolution, Analytical Categorisations and Institutional Challenges of Metropolitanisation

Edited by Alistair Cole and Renaud Payre

Focusing on the city’s role as the nexus for new forms of relationships between politics, economics and society, this fascinating book views the city as a political phenomena. Its chapters unravel the city’s plural histories, contested political, legal and administrative boundaries, and its policy-making capacity in the context of multi-level and market pressures.
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Chapter 3: The Greater Paris debate: the French state and its capital region

Pauline Prat

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JOBNAME: Cole PAGE: 1 SESS: 4 OUTPUT: Thu Nov 10 12:07:32 2016 3. The Greater Paris debate: the French state and its capital region Pauline Prat The capital region is a political object on many counts. Unlike some capitals, Paris only gradually be...

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