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American Urban Politics : The Reader

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780321129703

ISBN10:
0321129709
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

In this reader, two leading scholars have brought together a collection that represents some of the most important trends in urban scholarship today.American Urban Politicsfeatures cutting edge scholarship, a clear thematic structure, and engaging essays by the editors that introduce each reading. Informed by the impact of globalization on urban politics, the readings in this text features a political economy perspective that views urban politics and policy through the interaction of the imperative of growth and the imperative of governance.

Table of Contents

Introductory Essay: The Evolution of Urban Politics in America 1(12)
CHAPTER 1 The Political Economy of Cities 13(49)
EDITORS' ESSAY The Nature of Urban Governance
13(2)
1 The Interests of the Limited City
15(12)
Paul E. Peterson
2 Urban Regimes: A Research Perspective
27(16)
Clarence N. Stone
3 Culture Wars and City Politics
43(19)
Elaine B. Sharp
PART ONE City Politics in the First Century
CHAPTER 2 Entrepreneurial Cities: The Economic Imperative
62(20)
EDITORS' ESSAY The Economic Imperative
62(1)
4 The Environment of Private Opportunity
63(9)
Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
5 The Urban Frontier
72(10)
Richard C. Wade
CHAPTER 3 Machines, Reform, and the Political Imperative
82(45)
EDITORS' ESSAY The Political Imperative
82(2)
6 "To Hold Your District: Study Human Nature and Act Accordin'"
84(2)
William L. Riordan
7 Big-City Rainbow Politics: Machines Revividus?
86(17)
Steven P. Erie
8 City Affairs Are Not Political
103(3)
Andrew D. White
9 The Politics of Reform in Municipal Government in the Progressive Era
106(21)
Samuel P. Hays
PART TWO The Political Economy of the Urban Crisis
CHAPTER 4 Racial Politics and the Crisis of the Cities
127(38)
EDITORS' ESSAY The Crisis of the Cities
127(1)
10 Downtown in the Mid Twentieth Century
128(14)
Robert M. Fogelson
11 Racial Confrontation in Post-War Detroit
142(23)
Thomas J. Sugrue
CHAPTER 5 Suburbia and the Divided Metropolis
165(22)
EDITORS' ESSAY The Politics of Suburban Development
165(2)
12 Suburban Autonomy
167(12)
Michael N. Danielson
13 Planning Suburban-style Development
179(8)
Dolores Hayden
PART THREE The Metropolis in the Global Era
CHAPTER 6 The Multiethnic Metropolis
187(57)
EDITORS' ESSAY Political Conflict in the New Metropolis
187(2)
14 Minority Groups and Coalitional Politics
189(27)
Reuel R. Rogers
15 Race and the Tourist Bubble in Downtown Atlanta
216(18)
Harvey K. Newman
16 Suburban Change and the "Underwater Economy"
234(10)
Rosalyn Baxandall and Elizabeth Ewen
CHAPTER 7 Cities in the International Marketplace
244(40)
EDITORS' ESSAY City Politics and the New Economy
244(2)
17 When Disney Comes to Town
246(4)
Richard Foglesong
18 Cultural Institutions and Downtown Development
250(14)
Elizabeth Strom
19 Can Politicians Bargain with Business? A Theoretical and Comparative Perspective on Urban Development
264(20)
Paul Kantor and H.V. Savitch
CHAPTER 8 Defended Space and the Politics of Fear
284(52)
EDITORS' ESSAY The Politics of Fear
284(1)
20 Fortress Los Angeles: The Militarization of Urban Space
285(20)
Mike Davis
21 The Landscape of Suburban Fear
305(18)
Kristen Hill Maher
22 The American City in the Age of Terror
323(13)
Peter Eisinger
CHAPTER 9 Faces of the New Federalism
336(53)
EDITORS' ESSAY Urban Responses to Federal Policy
336(1)
23 City Politics in an Era of Federal Devolution
337(13)
Peter Eisinger
24 Federal Prescriptions and City Problems
350(25)
Pietro S. Nivola
25 Local Progressivism and the Living Wage
375(14)
Isaac Martin
CHAPTER 10 Sprawl and the New Regionalism
389
EDITORS' ESSAY Governing the Twenty-first Century Metropolis
389(2)
26 Conflict or Consensus? Forty Years of Minnesota Metropolitan Politics
391(7)
Myron Orfield
27 Is Regional Government the Answer?
398(9)
Fred Siegel
28 The New Urbanism
407
Dolores Hayden


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