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Product Description: Assembling a rich history and analysis of large-scale, private and voluntary, community-based provision of social services, urban infrastructure, and community governance, this book provides suggestions on how to restore the vitality of city life...read more
By David T. Beito (editor), Peter Gordon (editor), Paul Johnson (foreword by) and Alexander Tabarrok (editor)

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9781598130324 | Independent Inst, October 31, 2009, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Assembling a rich history and analysis of large-scale, private and voluntary, community-based provision of social services, urban infrastructure, and community governance, this book provides suggestions on how to restore the vitality of city life.

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The rise and decline of American civic life has provoked wide-ranging responses from all quarters of society. Unfortunately, many proposals for improving our communities rely on renewed governmental efforts without a similar recognition that the inflexibility and poor accountability of governments have often worsened society's ills. The Voluntary City investigates the history of large-scale, private provision of social services, the for-profit provision of urban infrastructure and community governance, and the growing privatization of residential life in the United States to argue that most decentralized, competitive markets can contribute greatly to community renewal.Among the fascinating topics covered are: how mutual-aid societies in America, Great Britain, and Australia provided their members with medical care, unemployment insurance, sickness insurance, and other social services before the welfare state; how private law, known historically as the law merchant, is returning in the form of arbitration; and why the rise of neighborhood associations represents the most comprehensive privatization occurring in the United States today.The volume concludes with an epilogue that places the discoveries of The Voluntary City within the theory of market and government failure and discusses the implications of these discoveries for theories about the private provision of public goods. A refreshing challenge to the position that insists government alone can improve community life, The Voluntary City will be of special interest to students of history, law, urban life, economics, and government.David T. Beito is Associate Professor of History, University of Alabama. Peter Gordon is Professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development and Department of Economics, University of Southern California. Alexander Tabarrok is Vice President and Research Director, the Independent Institute.
By David T. Beito (editor), Peter Gordon (editor) and Alexander Tabarrok (editor)

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9780472112401 | Univ of Michigan Pr, May 10, 2002, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: The rise and decline of American civic life has provoked wide-ranging responses from all quarters of society.

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9780472088379 | Univ of Michigan Pr, May 10, 2002, cover price $35.00

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By Raymond Arsenault (contributor), David T. Beito (contributor), Glenn Feldman (editor) and Patricia Sullivan (foreword by)

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9780817351342 | Univ of Alabama Pr, September 1, 2004, cover price $34.95

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9780807825310 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, May 1, 2000, cover price $65.00

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9780807848418 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, May 1, 2000, cover price $46.50

Product Description: Chapel Hill 1989 1st University of North Carolina. ISBN 0 8078 1836 4. Hardcover. Octavo, 216pp., cloth. Fine in Fine DJ. Unused. Like New.

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9780807818367 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, May 1, 1989, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Chapel Hill 1989 1st University of North Carolina.

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