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Josef W. Konvitz

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784992903

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.001.0001

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Paradigms for economic governance

Paradigms for economic governance

how cities grew bigger and better

(p.235) 9 Paradigms for economic governance
Cities and Crisis

Josef W. Konvitz

Manchester University Press

Illustrating paradigm shifts relevant to economic governance and cities, this chapter begins with the moral order which dominated Europe until the mid-17th century, continues with the rational paradigm of political systems to promote progress in the 18th and 19th centuries, and concludes with the paradigm of efficiency and prosperity which came in at the turn of the 20th century and became consolidated during and after World War One. Space-time co-ordination of global networks, and electrification, marked the limits to the laissez-faire model which had not been able to eliminate slums or reduce the scale of poverty. Each paradigm was organized around a different set of fears and hopes. Why should we believe that the 20th century paradigm of prosperity – which worked well enough in the post-1945 era – can guide the development of cities in a more inter-dependent world where the rate of environmental, spatial change appears to be accelerating?

Keywords:   Progress, Space-time co-ordination, Infrastructure regulation, Paradigms of economic governance

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