The comparative essay is on two books. One is by Douglas W. Rae, the book is called City: Urbanism and it`s end and the second book is by Robert Dahl, Who Governs? Democracy and power in an American city. The essay is an comparative one so I need it to specifically compare the two books against each other talk about. Please let me know if there is any issue because I really need it to be on those two exact books I left in the instructions. Nothing else at all. Just those two books City: Urbanism and it`s end/Who Governs? Democracy and power in an American city.
Book Review Name Institutional affiliation Book review The first book by Douglas W. Rae talks about the first planned city in America and its downfall as perceived by the author. The first city was the new haven in Connecticut where Puritans settled in 1638. The author argues that the 19th century saw the rise of city life in the United States. Among the factors that contributed to the city life include unexpected and unplanned events in various sectors, for instance transport development, immigration patterns and shifts in energy and industry. The author describes how political, social and economic factors combined to form American cities. He goes on to explain how these system unevenly corroded because of the concentrated city space and regards to it as the end of urbanism. In the declining town, leaders found it difficult to manage and revitalize new haven. Here the author gives detailed examples of the efforts used and the people behind them. A good example is Mayor Richard Lee who together with his administration, the author suggests were the smartest and yet most ignorant people to run the city. The book explains how cities die because of incremental shifts over time. He argues that the fall of cities does not come with a huge bang or something that captures the headlines of local newspaper