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Localist Movements in a Global EconomySustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States$
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David J. Hess

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012645

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012645.001.0001

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Localist Movements in a Global Economy

David J. Hess

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the localist movement in the U.S. and its relevance to the issues of sustainability, social justice, and urban development. This volume examines the extent to which localism can contribute solutions to the world's environmental and social problems and attempts to provide a better understanding of the arguments, strategies, and projects of those who gather under the banner of localism today. It also explores the different types and ranges of localism and analyzes variety of social change efforts directed at revitalizing local ownership and local democracy.

Keywords:   localist movement, U.S., sustainability, social justice, urban development, localism, social problems, local ownership, local democracy

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