(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

The role of the state in urban development: the case of Houston, Texas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Theories dealing with the role of the state in cities vary considerably in emphasis, from traditional political matters to neo-Marxist and neo-Weberian theories accenting a broader political-economic context in analyzing the role of government in cities. This diversity of urban theories poses significant theoretical and analytical challenges. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of government in Houston, the most extreme case of a major city which has been developed according to an accentuated "free market" philosophy, in order to provide empirical evidence on the complexity of the state role in supporting urban growth in the Houston metropolis| and to provide additional theoretical insight into the role of the state in the city.


Article of periodic

published at : Society and space London

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 2, no4 [pp. 447-460]

Bibliographic references : 33 réf.



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