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Welcoming City Initiative for Urban Economic Development: An Interpretive Policy Analysis of Four U.S. Welcoming Cities

Abstract Cities today face new economic, political, and social challenges spurred, in part, by the growth of immigrant and newcomer populations and increasing competitive pressure in the context of contemporary globalization. In the face of these challenges, some U.S. city and county governments have adopted the “welcoming city initiative,” which promotes both immigrant integration and economic growth. To date, little research has explored why different U.S. cities decide to pursue the welcoming city initiatives, what cities really hope to achieve through them, or what governing arrangements emerge to develop and implement these initiatives. In addition to illuminating the emerging discursive, political, and organizational dynamics of welcoming, thi... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Ahn, Jeong Joo (Author) / Catlaw, Thomas J (Advisor) / Lewis, Paul G (Committee member) / Lucio, Joanna (Committee member) / Mossberger, Karen (Committee member) / Williams, Linda M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public policy / Public administration / Economic Growth / Immigrant Integration / Urban Asset / Urban Regime / Welcoming
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 253 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Public Administration 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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