Three ways to build: The Development Process in the United States, Japan, and Italy

Harvey Molotch, Serena Vicari

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Abstract

We contrast three societies in terms of the way property development is socially organized by real estate entrepreneurs, political parties, governments, and corporations. Whereas local growth coalitions dominate in the United States, this is less true of Japan and Italy. National government, linked to conglomerate firms, plays a significant role in Japanese development. In Italy, the national political party system (as opposed to government) is prominent in setting the conditions of local development. AltHough large corporations are a critical force in all three societies, the Manner in which they impact locality differs substantially with divergent consequences for urban morphology and citizens' daily lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-214
Number of pages27
JournalUrban Affairs Review
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies

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