Praised for its narrative style, strong research base, and distinctive themethat urban politics in the U.S. has evolved as a dynamic interaction between governmental power and private purposesthe new edition of this #1 text is the most extensive revision yet. It has been updated to include preliminary data from the 2000 census, information about urban partisan movements and a new chapter on urban sprawl. Also out in a new edition: Judd & Kantor's Politics of Urban America: A Reader 3/e , a terrific companion reader for this text. (To order City Politics 3/e packaged with the reader, give ISBN 0-201-77397-X to your bookstore).
1. The Politics of American Cities: An Introduction.
I. CONTESTED TERRAIN: POLITICAL CONFLICT IN THE CITIES.
2. The Private City and Local Democracy: The Political Legacy of the Nineteenth Century.
3. Party Machines and Political Entrepreneurs.
4. The Struggle for Political Control: The Reform Legacy.
5. The New Deal Coalition and the Cities.
II. THE CITY IN NATIONAL POLITICS.
6. The Rise of the Divided Metropolis.
7. National Policy and the Divided Metropolis.
8. The Rise and Fall of National Urban Policy.
9. The Rise of the Sunbelt Cities.
III. URBAN POLITICS AND THE FRACTURING OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL COMMUNITY.
10. The Politics of Secession: The Suburbs.
11. Urban Sprawl and the Governance of Metropolitan Regions.
12. Fiscal Crisis and the Problems of Governance.
13. Revitalizing the Cities: The Growth Imperative.
14. The Challenge of Urban Governance.
15. The Fragmented Society.