Title

Testing Competing Explanations for the Adoption of Type II Policies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1995

Publication Title

Urban Affairs Review

Abstract

The author examines the ability of city leaders to exert influence over the structure of development within their city's borders, particularly heeding the notion that cities are captive to mobile capital. He examines the adoption of Type II developmental strategies: policies that allocate the costs of development more equitably between cities and mobile capital. Using a national survey of directors of chambers of commerce, the author tests a number of hypotheses relating to the adoption of Type II developmental strategies. The analysis both supports conventional wisdom and provides new insight into the more politicized nature of Type II developmental strategies.

Original Citation

David R. Elkins. (1995). Testing Competing Explanations for the Adoption of Type II Policies. Urban Affairs Review, 30, 6, 809-839. Doi: 10.1177/107808749503000603

DOI

10.1177/107808749503000603

Volume

30

Issue

6