Destabilization In The Emerald City

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A question that first popped into my head is “What would Huntington decide what the destabilizing factor is in Detroit?” There are many large possibilities that seem to be obvious as possible candidates. The sudden development of the automobile industry seems to be likely scenario as it brought a large influx of people into the city. Between 1900 and 1930, the city 's population soared from 265,000 to over 1.5 million. (Wikipedia) That is a large influx of a brand new population. However, government and the auto industry seem to be able to keep up with the new population.
Another possible factor would of course be the destabilizing effect of the great depression. Perhaps the sudden increase in joblessness would create the problems at hand.
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In Emerald City, Klingle expresses his idea of “Ethic of Place”, that each area has different needs and ideas, and to essentially understand a city you have to observe and take into account why it is the way it is. A great notion but he draws almost no conclusion in the end of his own book and left me scratching my head. It’s as if I read a thesis on his idea of ethic of place and then they added a large History of Seattle with almost no interaction between this. He draws no conclusions that seem strong. In Urban Crisis, Tom Sugrue is doing a similar thing. His conclusion is that often we are forgetting the Ethic of Place and looking at the right now. That humans see riots and fire and disenfranchised and often forget that this problem didn’t developed overnight. In the case of Detroit it had been in the process of decades before it spilt over into mass riots. Tom Sugrue sheds light on many aspects on which made this particular place ignite as it does. It doesn’t suggest how to prevent it however, other than suggesting that political and other issues were at…show more content…
That creating this strong state is the first priority at the cost of people’s freedoms a human rights. He uses primarily former colonial powers as primary examples but he fails to address a lot of these places ethics of place other than strictly statistics. He also falls into the same issue as Crisis of Democracy, and is very by the numbers when it comes to these different cultures and places, not really giving us any insight on why they are the way they

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