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Chiaroscuro: Social and Political Components of the Urban Process

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549306
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0006
Chiaroscuro: Social and Political Components of the Urban Process

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This chapter discusses the social and political components of the urban process and how they affect urbanization and life in metropolitan areas. It presents facts and figures on how affluence, poverty, citizenship, and democracy affect the lifestyle in large metropolitan areas. Because of these, social stratifications and spatial segregation emerge. These patterns of social life are explained in the chapter.

Keywords: affluence; poverty; citizenship; democracy; social stratification; spatial segregation; metropolitan areas; urbanization

Chapter.  7109 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Business

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