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Localist Movements in a Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States

David J. Hess


The internationalization of economies and other changes that accompany globalization have brought about a paradoxical reemergence of the local. A significant but largely unstudied aspect of new local-global relationships is the growth of “localist movements,” efforts to reclaim economic and political sovereignty for metropolitan and other subnational regions. This book offers an overview of localism in the United States and assesses its potential to address pressing global problems of social justice and environmental sustainability. Since the 1990s, more than 100 local business organizations h ... More

Keywords: internationalization of economies, globalization, local-global relationships, localist movements, political sovereignty, subnational regions, localism, social justice, environmental sustainability, local business organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262012645
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Hess, author