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City Politics : The Political Economy of Urban America

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780321328168

ISBN10:
0321328167
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Longman
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Summary

Praised for the clarity of its writing, careful research, and distinctive theme -& that urban politics in the United States& has evolved as a dynamic interaction among governmental power, private actors, and a politics of identity - the Sixth Edition of this text brings city politics of the global era into sharp focus by tracing the continuous development of urban America from the nation& rs" s founding to the present.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Evolution of City Politics in America: An Introduction
1(8)
Cities in the Global Era
1(2)
The Politics of Growth
3(2)
The Politics of Governance
5(1)
The Politics of Defended Space
6(1)
Growth, Governance, and Defended Space
7(2)
PART I The Struggle for Primacy and Power
9(98)
Growth and Governance: The Political Legacy of America's Urban Past
11(35)
National Development and the Cities
11(1)
The Urbanization of America
12(1)
Outtake: City-Building Has Always Required Public Investment
13(4)
The Competition for Urban Growth
17(4)
The Breakdown of Community: Industrialization
21(3)
The Breakdown of Community: Transportation
24(3)
The Breakdown of Community: Immigration
27(5)
Municipal Services and the Urban Condition
32(6)
The Limited Powers of Cities
38(8)
Party Machines and the Immigrants
46(26)
Machines and Machine-Style Politics
46(1)
Outtake: Machines had Two Sides
47(3)
The Origins of Machine Politics
50(4)
Did Machines ``Get the Job Done''?
54(3)
Were Machines Vehicles of Upward Mobility?
57(2)
Did the Machines Help Immigrants Assimilate?
59(2)
The Social Reform Alternative
61(4)
Machine Politics in Today's Cities
65(7)
The Reform Crusades
72(35)
The Motive for Reform
72(2)
Outtake: Municipal Reform Was Biased
74(1)
The Reform Environment
75(3)
The Campaigns Against Machine Rule
78(8)
``Efficiency and Economy'' in Municipal Affairs
86(5)
The Business Model
91(2)
Commission and Manager Government
93(4)
Did Reform Kill the Machines?
97(1)
The Reform Legacy
98(9)
PART II National Politics and the Cities
107(126)
The New Deal Coalition and the Cities
109(22)
The Changing Political Balance
109(1)
Outtake: City Voters Became Important to the Democratic Party
110(1)
The Political Isolation of the Cities
111(2)
The New Urban Consciousness
113(2)
The Urban Wing of the Democratic Party
115(2)
The Depression and the Cities
117(6)
Cities Gain a Voice
123(4)
The New Deal Legacy
127(4)
National Policy and the Divided Metropolis
131(40)
National Policies and Urban Development
131(1)
The Concern About Housing and Slums
132(1)
Outtake: Urban Policies Reinforced Segregation
133(4)
The Struggle over Public Housing
137(3)
Urban Renewal and Its Problems
140(3)
The Urban Renewal Steamroller
143(3)
Public Housing: Urban Renewal's Stepchild
146(3)
The Legacy of Inner-City Programs
149(1)
National Policy and the Suburbs
150(5)
The Weak Policies of the Post--Civil Rights Era
155(2)
Suburbs, Highways, and the Automobile
157(6)
The Damaging Effects of National Urban Policy
163(8)
The Rise and Fall of National Urban Policy
171(39)
The Politics of Urban Policy
171(1)
The Democrats and the Cities
172(1)
Outtake: Racial Divisions Eventually Doomed Urban Programs
173(7)
The Great Society
178(2)
The Republicans and the New Federalism
180(7)
The Housing and Community Development Act
183(4)
President Carter and the Democrats' Last Hurrah
187(3)
Republicans and the End of Federal Assistance
190(5)
Urban Enterprise Zones
194(1)
Political Reality and Urban Policy
195(5)
The Declining Political Influence of the Cities
200(10)
The Rise of the Sunbelt
210(23)
The Concept of the Sunbelt
210(3)
Outtake: The Sunbelt's Conservative Bent May Come Under Challenge
213(3)
The Rise of the Sunbelt
216(3)
Why the Sunbelt Boomed
219(5)
The New Politics of Sunbelt Cities
224(4)
Regional Convergence and National Politics
228(5)
PART III The Fractured Metropolis
233
Cities in Crisis
235(28)
From Racial Divide to the Fractured Metropolis
235(1)
Outtake: Only Some of the New Immigrants Are City Bound
236(2)
Streams of Migration
238(6)
The Racial Divide
244(5)
The Multiethnic Metropolis
249(6)
Urban Problems in the Global Era
255(8)
Enclave Politics: The Suburbs
263(39)
Carving Up the Metropolis
263(1)
Outtake: Attempts to Force Integration Have Failed
264(2)
The Four Suburban Movements
266(10)
The Romantic Suburban Ideal: 1815--1918
266(2)
The Automobile Suburbs: 1918--1945
268(3)
The Bedroom Suburbs: 1946--1970s
271(3)
Multiethnic Suburbs and the Rise of Residential Enclaves: 1970s--the Present
274(2)
How Developers Shaped the Suburbs
276(9)
Selling the American Dream
280(2)
Enforcing Segregation
282(3)
Walling Off the Suburbs: Incorporation and Zoning
285(6)
The National Challenge to Exclusionary Zoning
291(2)
The Persistence of Enclave Politics
293(9)
Governing the Sprawled Metropolis
302(28)
Urban Sprawl and Metropolitan Governance
302(1)
Outtake: The Costs of Sprawl Are Hotly Debated
303(2)
The Concerns About Sprawl
305(4)
The New Regionalism
309(5)
Smart Growth
314(6)
The New Urbanism
320(4)
An Unlikely Revolution
324(6)
City Finances and the Dynamics of Growth
330(32)
Why City Budgets Are Political
330(1)
Cities in the Federal System
331(1)
Outtake: Investors Have a Lot to Say About Urban Policy
332(6)
Where the Money Comes From
338(5)
Where the Money Goes
343(6)
Cities for Sale: The Municipal Bond Market
349(3)
The Powerful Fiscal Role of Special Authorities
352(4)
Fiscal Fragmentation
356(6)
Reviving the Cities
362(30)
An Urban Renaissance
362(1)
The Decline and Recovery of Downtown
363(2)
Outtake: Baltimore's Revitalization Is Debated
365(5)
Globalization and Urban Development
370(2)
Tourism and Entertainment
372(14)
Convention Centers
373(3)
Sports Stadiums
376(4)
Malls
380(2)
Bubble Cities and Entertainment Complexes
382(1)
Casino Gaming
383(2)
Street Life and Urban Culture
385(1)
The New Downtowns
386(6)
The Challenge of Governance
392(34)
A Delicate Balancing Act
392(2)
The Rise of the Neighborhood Organizing Movement
394(1)
Outtake: Have the Benefits of Minority Influence in Cities Been Enough?
395(4)
The Incorporation of Blacks and Latinos into City Politics
399(10)
The Rewards of Political Incorporation
403(6)
Neighborhood Organizations and Political Incorporation
409(7)
Community Development Corporations
413(3)
The Conservative Reaction
416(4)
A Convergence of Styles
420(6)
The Urban Prospect in the Global Era
426
Contradictory Trends
426(1)
Downtown Revival
427(1)
Opening the Suburbs
428(1)
The Secure City
429
Index 1


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