American Urban Politics in a Global Age

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2012-02-29
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Updated in its 7thedition, American Urban Politicsprovides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities. Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today this seventh edition examines the ability of highly autonomous local governments to grapple with the serious challenges of recent years, challenges such as the stresses of the lingering economic crisis, and a series of recent natural disasters.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Editors' Introductory Essay: Governing the Metropolis in the Global Erap. 1
Globalization and the Economic Imperative
Studying Urban Governance in a Global Agep. 8
The Interests of the Limited Cityp. 10
Urban Regimesp. 20
The Regime Moment: The Brief but Storied Career of Urban Regimes in American Citiesp. 35
The New Urban Economy and Local Politicsp. 47
Cities in the International Marketplacep. 48
Globalization and Leadership in American Citiesp. 62
Rethinking the Politics of Downtown Developmentp. 73
The Politics of Urban Developmentp. 91
Why Do Cities Decline?p. 93
Culture, Art, and Downtown Developmentp. 107
Can Politicians Bargain with Business?p. 120
"Re-stating" Theories of Urban Developmentp. 133
Governing the Multiethnic Metropolis
The Cities: Governing Factional Politiesp. 156
Minority Groups and Coalitional Politicsp. 159
Black Incumbents and a Declining Racial Dividep. 184
Paradoxes of Integrationp. 198
As Mayors Take Charge: School Politics in the Cityp. 214
The Suburbs: Politics in a Changing Political Landscapep. 226
Immigration and the New Metropolitan Geographyp. 228
Right to the Suburb?p. 251
The Ethnic Diversity of Boomburbsp. 275
Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angelesp. 287
The Politics of Urban Resilience
Fiscal Strain and Reform in a Federal Systemp. 298
City Futures: Economic Crisis and the American Model of Urban Developmentp. 300
Fiscal Stress Faced by Local Governmentsp. 312
City Fiscal Conditions in 2011p. 323
Sprawl and Regional Solutionsp. 332
Building Consensusp. 334
Growth Managementp. 340
Is Urban Sprawl a Problem?p. 356
The Politics of Urban Resiliencep. 364
Cities in a Time of Terrorp. 366
The Political Economy of Disaster Assistancep. 383
Politics, Federalism, and the Recovery Process in New Orleansp. 389
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