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"A impressive and well timed ebook. . . . needs to reading." William Julius Wilson

Offering a brand new imaginative and prescient of community-based regionalism, this e-book arrives simply as "smart development" measures and different makes an attempt to hyperlink towns and suburbs are commencing to make their mark at the political and analytical scene. The authors make a robust case for emphasizing fairness, arguing that metropolitan components needs to decrease poverty with a purpose to develop and that low-income members needs to make neighborhood connections with the intention to get away poverty.

A hard-hitting research of la demonstrates that the roots of the unrest of 1992 lay in local financial deterioration and that the restoration was once slowed through inadequate consciousness to the terrible. areas That paintings then offers a heritage and critique of community-development organizations, a statistical research of the poverty-growth courting in seventy-four metro components, a close examine of 3 areas that experience produced greater fairness results, and a provocative demand new regulations and new politics.

Manuel Pastor Jr. is professor of Latin American and Latino experiences and director of the guts for Justice, Tolerance, and group on the college of California, Santa Cruz. Peter Dreier is E. P. Clapp individual Professor of Politics at Occidental collage and director of the city & Environmental coverage software. J. Eugene Grigsby III is director of the complex coverage Institute and professor at UCLA's tuition of Public coverage and Social examine. Marta Lpez-Garza is an assistant professor and holds a joint place within the Women's reports division and the Chicano/Chicana experiences division at California kingdom collage, Northridge.

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13. -born and recent immigrants ) by work experience, 1990. 39 Such a combination of informal sweatshops and high-tech fashion design and marketing is deeply connected to the region's economic restructuring, constituting a local version of a "global assembly line" in which the least rewarding ends of the production chains have become the province of the most vulnerable sectors of the population, including immigrants, women of color, and other politically disenfranchised groups. While we assume that informal economic activities are associated with poverty, and spectacular cases like the Thai workers in El Monte add to this presumption, it is difficult to directly document the relationship.

By keeping assembly operations in close proximity to design centers, the fashion industry can provide "just-in-time" marketing responses. 12 Of course, this type of reindustrialization, which couples high-end fashion design and low-wage assembly, disequalizes the labor market over time. 14 The downturn, particularly acute in aerospace due to defense cutbacks (Scott, 1993), spread quickly to nearly all manufacturing and service industries. As a result, Los Angeles County was the epicenter of the state's recession.

17. Residence of informal sector interviewees and population living below poverty level, metropolitan Los Angeles, 1990. S. Census Bureau STF3A. S. Census Bureau Tiger Line Files. 53 In part, this was because the recovery was occurring on a social landscape wounded by the ravages of longer-term regional restructuring. Through the previous decades, deindustrialization, or the loss of basic manufacturing jobs, had resulted in the increasing social isolation and detachment from the labor force of many inner-city residents.

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