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City Politics : Private Power and Public Policy

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780321129710

ISBN10:
0321129717
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

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 Fourth Edition of this number one text is completely revised throughout.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
CHAPTER 1 The Politics of American Cities: An introduction 1(8)
Growth, Governance, Secession
1(2)
The Politics of Growth
3(1)
The Politics of Governance
4(1)
The Politics of Secession
5(1)
Interweaving the Themes
6(3)
PART 1 THE ENDURING ISSUES IN AMERICAN CITY POLITICS 9(94)
CHAPTER 2 Growth and Governance: The Political Legacy of America's Urban Past
11(34)
National Development and the Cities
11(1)
The Urbanization of America
12(2)
The Competition for Urban Growth
14(31)
OUTTAKE: CITY-BUILDING HAS ALWAYS REQUIRED PUBLIC INVESTMENT
16(5)
The Breakdown of Community: Industrialization
21(3)
The Breakdown of Community: Transportation
24(2)
The Breakdown of Community: Immigration
26(5)
The Increasing Importance of Municipal Services
31(6)
The Political Isolation of the Cities
37(8)
CHAPTER 3 Party Machines and the immigrants
45(25)
Machines and Machine-Style Politics
45(1)
The Origins of Machine Politics
46(4)
Did Machines "Get the Job Done"?
50(1)
OUTTAKE: MACHINES HAD TWO SIDES
51(4)
Were Machines Vehicles of Upward Mobility?
55(3)
Did the Machines Help Immigrants Assimilate?
58(2)
The Social Reform Alternative
60(3)
Machine Politics in Today's Cities
63(7)
CHAPTER 4 The Reform Crusades
70(33)
The Motive for Reform
70(1)
The Reform Environment
71(3)
The Campaigns Against Machine Rule
74(9)
OUTTAKE: MUNICIPAL REFORM WAS BIASED
75(8)
"Efficiency and Economy" in Municipal Affairs
83(5)
The Business Model
88(2)
Commission and Manager Government
90(3)
Did Reform Kill the Machines?
93(2)
The Reform Legacy and the Politics of Representation
95(8)
PART II NATIONAL POLITICS AND THE CITIES 103(120)
CHAPTER 5 The New Deal Coalition and the Cities
105(21)
The Changing Political Balance
105(1)
The Political Isolation of the Cities
106(1)
OUTTAKE: City Voters Became Important to the Democratic Party
106(3)
The New Urban Consciousness
109(2)
The Urban Wing of the Democratic Party
111(2)
The Depression and the Cities
113(5)
The Cities in the Intergovernmental System
118(4)
The New Deal Legacy
122(4)
CHAPTER 6 National Policy and the Divided Metropolis
126(38)
National Policies and Urban Development
126(1)
The Concern About Housing and Slums
127(1)
OUTTAKE: SOME URBAN POLICIES REINFORCED DISCRIMINATION
128(3)
The Struggle over Public Housing
131(4)
Urban Renewal and Its Problems
135(3)
The Urban Renewal Steamroller
138(3)
Public Housing: Urban Renewal's Stepchild
141(2)
The Legacy of Inner-City Programs
143(1)
National Policy and the Suburbs
144(5)
The Weak Policies of the Post-Civil Rights Era
149(2)
The Suburban Bias in National Transportation Policies
151(5)
The Damaging Effects of National Urban Policy
156(8)
CHAPTER 7 The Rise and Fall of National Urban Policy
164(38)
The Politics of National Urban Policy
164(1)
The Democrats and the Cities
165(1)
OUTTAKE: RACIAL DIVISIONS EVENTUALLY DOOMED URBAN PROGRAMS
166(7)
The Great Society
171(2)
The Republicans and the New Federalism
173(6)
The Housing and Community Development Act
176(3)
President Carter and the Democrats' Last Hurrah
179(3)
Republicans and the End of Federal Assistance
182(5)
Urban Enterprise Zones
186(1)
Political Reality and Urban Policy
187(6)
The Political Invisibility of the Cities
193(9)
CHAPTER 8 The Rise of the Sunbelt
202(21)
The Concept of the Sunbelt
202(3)
The Rise of the Sunbelt
205(1)
OUTTAKE: THE SUNBELT'S CONSERVATIVE BENT MAY COME UNDER CHALLENGE
206(4)
Why the Sunbelt Boomed
210(5)
The New Politics of Sunbelt Cities
215(3)
Regional Convergence and National Politics
218(5)
PART III THE FRACTURING OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL COMMUNITY 223(187)
CHAPTER 9 The Fractured Metropolis
225(37)
The Roots of the Urban Crisis
225(1)
The Movement to the Central Cities
226(2)
OUTTAKE: THE RACIAL DIVIDE IS MOVING TO THE SUBURBS
228(6)
The Urban Crisis
234(4)
The Suburban Movements
238(10)
The Railroad and Streetcar Suburbs: 1815-1918
239(2)
The First Automobile Suburbs: 1918-1945
241(2)
The Bedroom Suburbs: 1946-1970's
243(3)
Multiethnic Suburbs and the Rise of Residential Enclaves: 1970's-The Present
246(2)
The New Immigrants
248(8)
The Metropolitan Future: Segregation or Assimilation?
256(6)
CHAPTER 10 The Politics of Secession
262(28)
Carving Up the Metropolis
262(1)
The Motive to Separate from the Cities
263(1)
OUTTAKE: ATTEMPTS TO FORCE INTEGRATION HAVE FAILED
264(4)
How Developers Shaped the Suburbs
268(9)
Selling the American Dream
272(2)
Enforcing Segregation
274(3)
Suburban Governments and Zoning
277(4)
The National Challenge to Exclusionary Zoning
281(2)
The Costs of Exclusion
283(7)
CHAPTER 11 Urban Sprawl and Regional Governance
290(26)
The Sprawled Metropolis
290(1)
The Concerns About Sprawl
291(1)
OUTTAKE: THE COSTS OF SPRAWL ARE HOTLY DEBATED
292(5)
Smart Growth
297(6)
The New Urbanism
303(4)
Reforming Metropolitan Governance
307(4)
Whither Sprawl?
311(5)
CHAPTER 12 City Finances and the Dynamics of Growth
316(30)
Why City Budgets Are Political
316(1)
Cities in the Intergovernmental System
317(3)
City Revenues
320(5)
City Expenditures
325(5)
Cities for Sale: The Municipal Bond Market
330(1)
OUTTAKE: INVESTORS HAVE A LOT TO SAY ABOUT URBAN POLICY
331(6)
The Powerful Fiscal Role of Special Authorities
337(3)
Fiscal Fragmentation
340(6)
CHAPTER 13 Reviving the Central Cities
346(28)
An Urban Renaissance
346(2)
The Decline and Recovery of Downtown
348(3)
The Development of Tourism and Entertainment
351(1)
OUTTAKE: BALTIMORE'S REVITALIZATION IS DEBATED
352(17)
Convention Centers
355(3)
Sports Stadiums
358(4)
Festival Malls
362(2)
Bubble Cities and Entertainment Complexes
364(1)
Casino Gaming
365(2)
Street Life and Urban Culture
367(2)
The New Downtown Economies
369(5)
CHAPTER 14 The Challenge of Governance
374(32)
The Delicate Balancing Act
374(2)
OUTTAKE: HAVE THE BENEFITS OF MINORITY INFLUENCE IN CITIES BEEN ENOUGH?
376(1)
The Rise of the Neighborhood Organizing Movement
377(3)
The Incorporation of Blacks and Latinos into City Politics
380(10)
The Rewards of Political Incorporation
384(6)
Neighborhood Organizations and Political Incorporation
390(7)
Community Development Corporations
394(3)
The Conservative Reaction
397(4)
A Convergence of Styles
401(5)
CHAPTER 15 The Emerging Metropolis
406(4)
Downtown Revival
406(1)
Opening the Suburbs
407(3)
Index 410


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