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1. Yankson, Eric. Globalization and inter-local cooperation : the mediating roles of local contexts in the global North and South.

Degree: PhD, 2015, University of Louisville

There is an area of scholarly interest which argues that globalization brings about the need for collaboration among local governmental units in order to address common challenges. According to Brenner and Swyngedouw, globalization also results in rescaling because it redefines spatial and political frameworks, and thus transfers powers to actors beneath and beyond the nation-state. Inter-local cooperation is a form of rescaling since it reconfigures territorial boundaries and results in either decentralization or centralization. This research explores the implications of globalization for inter-jurisdictional collaboration, as modified by local factors. It focuses on two city-regions in the Global North and South respectively (i.e. Chicago, Illinois and Accra, Ghana). Specific research questions are: (a) What is the nature of globalization in Chicago and Accra given their unique local contexts?; (b) How do local factors mediate the implications of globalization for regional cooperation in the two metropolitan areas?; (c) What are the ramifications of globalization for rescaling in the two city-regions, given their respective local contexts? The qualitative inquiry is exploratory in nature and relies on secondary data, discourse analysis, and interviews. It finds that because of their different levels of strategic importance in the global economy, Chicago serves as a headquarter location for multinational corporations, while Accra plays host to subsidiaries or local branches of such corporate entities. As a result of Chicago’s strong private sector and history of civic engagement, globalization has resulted in a fluid, voluntary, and informal approach to regionalism characterized by resistance to annexation and political fragmentation. In the case of Accra, governmental institutional restructuring associated with the global era has created an administrative, directed, and formal approach to regionalism, associated with territorial expansion and centralized bureaucracy. The research shows existing works by scholars such as Brenner and Swyngedouw do not sufficiently account for the mediating roles of local contexts, particularly in the Global South, when analyzing the implications of globalization for regionalism. Advisors/Committee Members: Savitch, Hank, Koven, Steven, Koven, Steven, Walker, Margath, Ziegler, Charles.

Subjects/Keywords: Urban Studies

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APA (6th Edition):

Yankson, E. (2015). Globalization and inter-local cooperation : the mediating roles of local contexts in the global North and South. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Louisville. Retrieved from 10.18297/etd/2240 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/2240

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Yankson, Eric. “Globalization and inter-local cooperation : the mediating roles of local contexts in the global North and South.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Louisville. Accessed April 05, 2020. 10.18297/etd/2240 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/2240.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Yankson, Eric. “Globalization and inter-local cooperation : the mediating roles of local contexts in the global North and South.” 2015. Web. 05 Apr 2020.

Vancouver:

Yankson E. Globalization and inter-local cooperation : the mediating roles of local contexts in the global North and South. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisville; 2015. [cited 2020 Apr 05]. Available from: 10.18297/etd/2240 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/2240.

Council of Science Editors:

Yankson E. Globalization and inter-local cooperation : the mediating roles of local contexts in the global North and South. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Louisville; 2015. Available from: 10.18297/etd/2240 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/2240


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2. Ambrosius, Joshua D. Religion and regionalism : congregants, culture and city-county consolidation in Louisville, Kentucky.

Degree: PhD, 2010, University of Louisville

Literature on religious involvement in public affairs typically examines the national scene, particularly public opinion and political behavior in presidential elections. Few scholars examine religious actors in urban politics and policymaking. Those who do study local politics emphasize morality policy and ignore issues of metropolitan governance and institutional design, central concerns of the urban politics field. This dissertation fills that gap by studying Louisville, Kentucky, site of the first large-scale city-county consolidation since 1969. I ask: does religion affect how people vote in a consolidation referendum and shape their opinions about merged government? I employ a survey instrument (N=807), collected randomly across Louisville Metro in 2006, and use multiple linear and binary logistic regression to predict religiosity, “culture war” stances, and consolidation referendum participation and support. I control for socio-economic status, demographics, residence, and political ideology. I operationalize religion as a variable in two ways: as a factor score index measuring level of religiosity, combining behavior, belief, and salience items; and as religious affiliation, predominately Roman Catholic and Southern Baptist in Louisville. I also employ the 2006 General Social Survey for comparison with the nation and several additional religion databases to better understand Louisville’s religious ecology. I find that religiosity did not significantly affect one’s turnout or vote but is positively related to opinions of the merged government. Religious affiliation did not significantly affect turnout but significantly affected one’s vote and opinions. Regression results show that Catholics were 37 percent more likely to support consolidation than Southern Baptists. I downplay theories that differences over redistribution to central cities and political trust may be driving differences over consolidation. I posit a theory labeled “polity replication” based in the institutional and organizational theory and sociology of religion literatures. I argue that participation in a religious denomination’s organizational structure conditions members to prefer similar structures in other societal institutions. Two forms of metropolitan governance, monocentrism and polycentrism, parallel the poles of church polity (i.e., denominational governance): episcopal/centralized (Catholic) and congregational/decentralized (Baptist). In conclusion, I present recommendations and implications for research, religious practice, and politics/policymaking. Advisors/Committee Members: Gilderbloom, John I., Koven, Steven, Savitch, Hank, Gainous, Jason, Donald, Carrie, Smidt, Corwin.

Subjects/Keywords: Regionalism; Congregants; Culture; City-county consolidation; Louisville; Kentucky; Urban Studies and Planning

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APA (6th Edition):

Ambrosius, J. D. (2010). Religion and regionalism : congregants, culture and city-county consolidation in Louisville, Kentucky. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Louisville. Retrieved from 10.18297/etd/36 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/36

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ambrosius, Joshua D. “Religion and regionalism : congregants, culture and city-county consolidation in Louisville, Kentucky.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Louisville. Accessed April 05, 2020. 10.18297/etd/36 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/36.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ambrosius, Joshua D. “Religion and regionalism : congregants, culture and city-county consolidation in Louisville, Kentucky.” 2010. Web. 05 Apr 2020.

Vancouver:

Ambrosius JD. Religion and regionalism : congregants, culture and city-county consolidation in Louisville, Kentucky. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisville; 2010. [cited 2020 Apr 05]. Available from: 10.18297/etd/36 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/36.

Council of Science Editors:

Ambrosius JD. Religion and regionalism : congregants, culture and city-county consolidation in Louisville, Kentucky. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Louisville; 2010. Available from: 10.18297/etd/36 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/36

3. Sufiyan, Abu Muhammad, 1979-. Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region.

Degree: PhD, 2014, University of Louisville

Low-income and vulnerable populations that suffer most in natural disasters are females, children, elderly, disabled, and ethnic minorities This dissertation explores the association between natural disaster and poverty conditions among socially disadvantaged subgroups within the social, economic, and political contexts of the disaster affected regions in the Gulf Coast States. It argues that poverty conditions increase the negative impacts of disaster for socially vulnerable populations. This dissertation advocates incorporating the vulnerabilities of the marginalized population in each phase of disaster management planning, from mitigation to recovery. The study uses correlation and regression analyses to find the association between disaster impacts and different poverty conditions. The study of 534 counties of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas reveals that people living in poverty have a significant positive association with disaster fatalities and property damage, which demonstrates that natural disasters are likely to increase poverty. Moreover, the counties with more socially disadvantaged groups are more vulnerable to disaster. In conclusion, the author proposes that integration of vulnerabilities of socially disadvantaged groups into disaster mitigation policies can fundamentally reduce the loss of human life and economic loss of a society from natural disaster. Advisors/Committee Members: Simpson, David M., Gilderbloom, John I., Gilderbloom, John I., Negrey, Cynthia, Merry, Melissa K., Savitch, Hank V..

Subjects/Keywords: Public Affairs; Urban Studies

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APA (6th Edition):

Sufiyan, Abu Muhammad, 1. (2014). Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Louisville. Retrieved from 10.18297/etd/1402 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/1402

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sufiyan, Abu Muhammad, 1979-. “Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Louisville. Accessed April 05, 2020. 10.18297/etd/1402 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/1402.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sufiyan, Abu Muhammad, 1979-. “Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region.” 2014. Web. 05 Apr 2020.

Vancouver:

Sufiyan, Abu Muhammad 1. Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisville; 2014. [cited 2020 Apr 05]. Available from: 10.18297/etd/1402 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/1402.

Council of Science Editors:

Sufiyan, Abu Muhammad 1. Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Louisville; 2014. Available from: 10.18297/etd/1402 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/1402

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