Understanding and solving american urban problems

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R. J. Johnston*

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Abstract

The genesis of most urban problems can only be understood in the context of the capitalist global economy in which the geography of development is necessarily countered by a geography of underdevelopment, at all spatial scales. Realization of this fundamental point implies that urban problems can never be solved within a capitalist context, only spatially rearranged. Geographers concerned with inequalities are therefore faced with a dilemma: either they work to redistribute welfare and illfare in the world or they work for the unmasking and replacement of capitalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalProfessional Geographer
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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Keywords

  • America
  • Inequalities
  • Urban problems

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