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Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today,American Urban Politicsprovides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities. This sixth edition highlights the global scale of the changes and challenges confronting local leaders, and explores new issues in cities and suburbs that are altering the patterns of conflict and governance, including the privatization of public urban space, the economic effect of urban sprawl, immigration, terrorism and natural disasters.
Table of Contents
|Editors' Introductory Essay: Governing the Metropolis in the Global Era||p. 1|
|Globalization and the Economic Imperative|
|The Political Economy of Urban Governance||p. 7|
|Editors' Essay Entrepreneurial Cities||p. 7|
|The Interests of the Limited City||p. 9|
|Urban Regimes||p. 18|
|Rethinking the Politics of Downtown Development||p. 32|
|Cities in a Global World||p. 47|
|Editors' Essay The New Urban Economy and Local Politics||p. 47|
|Cities in the International Marketplace||p. 49|
|Globalization and Leadership in American Cities||p. 61|
|When Disney Comes to Town||p. 72|
|Can Politicians Bargain with Business?||p. 75|
|Development Politics and Urban Culture||p. 89|
|Editors' Essay Cultural Strategies of Urban Development||p. 89|
|The Power of Place: The Creative Class||p. 90|
|Culture, Art, and Downtown Development||p. 104|
|(Re)Branding the Big Easy||p. 115|
|Governing the Multiethnic Metropolis|
|The Cities: The Politics of Interethnic Bargaining||p. 124|
|Editors' Essay The New Group Politics||p. 124|
|Racial Confrontation in Postwar Detroit||p. 126|
|Minority Groups and Coalitional Politics||p. 139|
|Black Incumbents and a Declining Racial Divide||p. 161|
|The Suburbs: The Politics of Space, Race, and Ethnicity||p. 175|
|Editors' Essay Immigration and the Spatial Mosaic of the Suburbs||p. 175|
|New Immigrants in Suburbia||p. 177|
|The Ethnic Diversity of Boomburbs||p. 184|
|Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles||p. 194|
|Police Practices in Immigrant-Destination Communities||p. 204|
|Politics, Privatization, and the Public Realm||p. 222|
|Editors' Essay The Privatization of Urban Space||p. 222|
|The Mauling of Public Space||p. 224|
|The Spaces of Suburban Retailing||p. 238|
|Cities in a Time of Terror||p. 243|
|Sprawl, Federalism, and the Divided Metropolis|
|The Politics of Metropolitan Regions||p. 258|
|Editors' Essay The Debate over Regional Governance||p. 258|
|Building Consensus||p. 260|
|Growth Management: The Core Regional Issue||p. 266|
|Is Urban Sprawl a Problem?||p. 281|
|The Region Is the Neighborhood: Sprawl and the New Urbanism||p. 290|
|Federal-City Relations and the Capacity to Govern||p. 296|
|Editors' Essay Urban Politics in a Decentralized Federal System||p. 296|
|Federal Prescriptions and City Problems||p. 298|
|The Political Economy of Disaster Assistance||p. 315|
|Politics, Federalism, and the Recovery Process in New Orleans||p. 320|
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