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The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age

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A lively and personal book that returns the city to political thought Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous with democracy and Sparta represented military discipline. In this original and engaging book, Daniel ...

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The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age
2013, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691159690

Revised edition

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The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age
2011, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691151441

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