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Author Malloy, Robin Paul, 1956-

Title Planning for Serfdom : Legal Economic Discourse and Downtown Development / Robin Paul Malloy
Published Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1. Prologue -- Part I: The General Framework -- Chapter 2. Renaissance and Counter-Renaissance in Urban Life -- Chapter 3. The Classical Liberal Perspective -- Chapter 4. The System of Checks and Balances -- Chapter 5. The Political Means Versus the Economic Means -- Chapter 6. A New Commons - A New Tragedy -- Chapter 7. Classical Liberals and Individual Liberty -- Chapter 8. Government Regulation by General Rules -- Chapter 9. Comparative Ideology -- Chapter 10. First Principles and the Concept of Faith -- Part II. The Urban Development Context -- Chapter 11. Planning and Serfdom: The Police Power -- Chapter 12. Planning and Serfdom: The Purse Power -- Chapter 13. Indianapolis: Example of Renaissance and Counter-Renaissance in Urban Life -- Chapter 14. The Politics and Economics of Urban Development -- Chapter 15. The Philosophical Constraints on Urban Development -- Chapter 16. Recommendations for Proper Urban Development -- Chapter 17. Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- Backmatter
Summary Robin Paul Malloy examines efforts at urban development and revitalization as prototypical examples of a monumental transformation in American law. His investigation reveals that America has rejected a belief in the marketplace, individual freedom, and autonomy, and has instead opted for an ideological commitment to concepts contrary to the rhetoric upon which this country was founded. The urban landscape and its ideological infrastructure are being corrupted by greedy special interest groups and a political system unable to avoid its own excesses
Notes In English
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Subject City planning and redevelopment law -- United States.
City planning -- Economic aspects -- United States.
City planning -- Political aspects -- United States.
Real estate development -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Real estate development -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Real estate development -- Political aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1512809527 (electronic bk.)
9781512809527 (electronic bk.)