Urban Transformations: From Liberalism to Corporatism in Greater Berlin, 1871–1933
Urban Transformations is a theoretical and empirical account of the changing nature of urbanization in Germany. Where city planners and municipal administrations had emphasized free markets, the rule of law, and trade in 1871, by the 1930s they favoured a quite different integrative, corporate, and productivist vision. Urban Transformations explores the broad-based social transformation connected to these changes and the contemporaneous shifts in the cultural and social history of global capitalism. Dynamic features of modern capitalist life, such as rapid industrialization, working-class radicalism, dramatic population growth, poor quality housing, and regional administrative incoherence significantly influenced the Greater Berlin region.
Examining materials on city planning, municipal administration, architecture, political economy, and jurisprudence, Urban Transformations recasts the history of German and European urbanization, as well as that of modernist architecture and city planning.
- Series: German and European Studies
- World Rights
- Page Count: 392 pages
- Illustrations: 9
- Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.2in x 9.3in
"Urban Transformations has a sophisticated theoretical basis and a strong grasp of the historiography on German urbanization, as well as making use of a significant number of primary sources."
Jeffrey K. Wilson, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento
"Parker D. Everett has produced a worthy contribution to the history of the German capital, and to that of European urbanization more generally. Urban Transformations is an original work, in which he treats intellectuals and other writers in tandem with both legislative and administrative practitioners. Everett gives the reader a multifaceted account of the city during a period in which it became one of the world’s major metropolises."
Andrew Lees, Department of History, Rutgers, Camden Campus
Author InformationParker Daly Everett is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Table of contents
List of Figures
Introduction: Towards a Critical Historical Study of Greater Berlin
1 The Rise of Industrial Berlin
2 The Decline of Liberal City Planning
3 Creating Greater Berlin
4 City Planning and Municipal Administration in Total War and Revolution
5 Organic Municipal Government, 1920–1933
6 The Organic Machine: City Planning in the Weimar Republic
Conclusion: The Corporate City and a New Regime of Accumulation
Archival Sources and Abbreviations
Subjects and Courses