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E. the clash between urban hypertrophy and obsolete government apparatus itself causes problems and prevents the local state from meeting its obligations. This gap between institutional form and urban reality is indicative of what I call ‘high modernism’, a terminal condition for the institutions involved. Even politicians with a sense of accountability and responsibility are stymied by federal and state governments committed primarily to ‘starving the beast’, that is, denying funds for authorized public programmes and creating what Naomi Klein (2007) refers to as ‘hollow government’.