City Politics

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  • Edition: 9th
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  • Copyright: 2014-05-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Provides a foundation for understanding the politics of America’s cities and urban regions


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 - City Politics remains a classic study of urban politics. 


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Author Biography

Dennis R. Judd is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Fellow in the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago.  For many years he has been a major contributor to the literature on urban economic development, national urban policy, and urban regeneration in Europe and the United States; two books from this research program include Regenerating the Cities: The UK Crisis and the US Experience (co-edited with Michael Parkinson and Bernard Foley; Manchester University Press, 1988),  and Leadership and Urban Regeneration: Cities in North America and Europe (co-edited with Michael Parkinson; Sage, 1990). He is co-author of a leading textbook in the field of urban politics, City Politics (8th edition, Longman, 2011), and served as editor of the leading journal in urban affairs, the Urban Affairs Review, from 1985 to 2002. More recently he has been engaged in a sustained research program on tourism as an instrument for urban revitalization; publications include The Tourist City (co-edited with Susan Fainstein; Yale University Press, 1999), The Infrastructure of Play (edited; M.E. Sharpe, 2003), and Cities and Visitors (co-edited with Susan Fainstein and Lily Hoffman; Blackwell, 2004). His most recent book is The City, Revisited (co-edited with Dick Simpson). Currently he is working a book examining the tourist strategy to revitalize Chicago’s lakefront, and is leading a collaborative project on the policy problems of the Great Basin Desert in the American West. In 1997 he received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and in 1998 he received the Career Achievement Award from the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. In 2013 the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association honored him by naming its annual best book award the Dennis Judd Best Book Award in Urban Politics.


Todd R. Swanstrom has a Masters from Washington University in Political Science and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Politics. The author or co-author of six books and over twenty-five scholarly articles, Professor Swanstrom also served as a neighborhood planner for the City of Cleveland and as Staff Director of Strategic Planning for the City of Albany. He is co-author of the prize-winning book, Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-first Century , rev. ed. (University Press of Kansas, 2005), which examines the relationship between urban decline and suburban sprawl. Recently, he has published articles on the prospects for alliances between central cities and distressed suburbs, economic segregation among municipalities, different ways of measuring poverty, and the development of a regional greenway in St. Louis. His current research focuses on metropolitan approaches to equity and theories of regional network governance. He is also doing research on the responses to foreclosures in six metropolitan areas and efforts to open up construction jobs to women and minorities. He is a member of the MacArthur Foundation's Building Resilient Regions Network which is working to build the field of regional studies and translate scholarly research for practitioners.

Table of Contents

In This Section:

I)  Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents


I) Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1.  City Politics in America: An Introduction     



Chapter 2. The Enduring Legacy

Chapter 3. Party Machines and the Immigrants   

Chapter 4. The Reform Crusades   

Chapter 5. Urban Voters and the Rise of a National Democratic Majority   



Chapter 6. The City/Suburban Divide   

Chapter 7. National Policy and the City/Suburban Divide   

Chapter 8. Federal Programs and the Divisive Politics of Race   

CHAPTER 9. The Rise of the Sunbelt   



Chapter 10. The Rise of the Fragmented Metropolis   

Chapter 11. Governing the Fragmented Metropolis   

Chapter 12. The Metropolitan Battleground   

Chapter 13. The Renaissance of the Metropolitan Center   

Chapter 14. Governing the Divided City   

Chapter 15. City and Metropolis in the Global Era   


II) Detailed Table of Contents


Chapter 1.  City Politics in America: An Introduction     

Three Themes  

The Politics of Growth        

The Politics of Governance  

The Fragmented Metropolis  

The Challenge of the Global Era



Chapter 2      The Enduring Legacy

National Development and the Cities  

Outtake: City Building Has Always Required Public Efforts  

A Century of Urban Growth  

Interurban Rivalries  

Industrialization and Community  

The Immigrant Tide  

The Capacity to Govern  3

The Limited Powers of Cities  


Chapter 3      Party Machines and the Immigrants   

Machines and Machine-Style Politics  

Outtake: Machines Had Two Sides  

The Origins of Machine Politics  

Did Machines “Get The Job Done”?  

Were Machines Vehicles of Upward Mobility?  

Did the Machines Help Immigrants Assimilate?  

The Social Reform Alternative  

Ethnic Politics in Today’s Cities  


Chapter 4      The Reform Crusades   

The Reformers’ Aims  

OUTTAKE: Municipal Reform Was Aimed at Immigrants  

The Fertile Environment for Reform  

The Campaigns Against Machine Rule  8

“Efficiency and Economy” in Municipal Affairs  

The Business Model  

Commission and Manager Government  

Did Reform Kill the Machines?  

The Reform Legacy  

The Battles Continue  


Chapter 5      Urban Voters and the Rise of a National Democratic Majority   

City and Nation in the Twentieth Century  

Outtake: Urban Ethnics Became a Mainstay of the Democratic Party  

A New Political Consciousness  

The Changing Political Balance  

The Depression and the Cities  

Cities Gain a Voice  

The Urban Programs of the New Deal  

The New Deal Legacy  



Chapter 6      The City/Suburban Divide   

A Century of Demographic Change  

Outtake: Anti-Immigrant Passions Have Reached a Fever Pitch  

Streams of Migration  

Racial Conflict in the Postwar Era  

The Emergence of a New Kind of Poverty  

The Suburban Exodus  

The Romantic Suburban Ideal: 1815Ð1918  

The Automobile Suburbs: 1918Ð1945  

The Bedroom Suburbs: 1946Ð1970s  

The Rise of the Multiethnic Metropolis  

Has the Urban Crisis Disappeared?  


Chapter 7      National Policy and the City/Suburban Divide   

The Unintended Consequences of National Policies  

Outtake: Highway Programs Contributed to the Decline of the Cities  

The Politics of Slum Clearance  

How Local Politics Shaped Urban Renewal 

Racial Segregation and “The Projects”  

National Policy and Suburban Development  

Suburbs, Highways, and the Automobile  

The Damaging Effects of National Policies  


Chapter 8      Federal Programs and the Divisive Politics of Race   

The Brief Life of Inner-City Programs  

Outtake: Racial Divisions Eventually Doomed Urban Programs  

The Democrats and the Cities  

The Republicans and the New Federalism  

President Carter and the Democrats’ Last Hurrah  

Republicans and the End of Federal Assistance  

Political Reality and Urban Policy 

The Cities’ Fall from Grace  

The End of Urban Policy  


CHAPTER 9    The Rise of the Sunbelt   

A Historic Shift  

Outtake: The Electoral College Favors the Sunbelt 

The Concept of the Sunbelt  xxxRegional Shifts  

Why the Sunbelt Prospered  

The New Politics of Sunbelt Cities  

Regional Convergence and National Politics  



Chapter 10    The Rise of the Fragmented Metropolis   

Metropolitan Turf Wars 

Outtake: There Is a Debate about Gated Communities  

How the Suburbs Became Segregated  

The Imperative of Racial Segregation  

Walling Off the Suburbs: Incorporation  

Walling Off the Suburbs: Zoning  

The Challenge to Exclusionary Zoning  

The New Face of Enclave Politics 


Chapter 11    Governing the Fragmented Metropolis   

The Problem of Regional Governance  

Outtake: The Costs of Sprawl Are Hotly Debated  

The New Urban Form  

The Concerns about Sprawl  

A History of Metropolitan Reform  

The New Regionalism  

Smart Growth  

The New Urbanism  

The Prospect for Reform  


Chapter 12    The Metropolitan Battleground   

The Competition for Fiscal Resources

Outtake: Hundreds of Little Hoovers Make the Economic Crisis Worse  

Cities in the U.S. Federal System  

Where the Money Goes  

Where the Money Comes From

The Municipal Bond Market  

The Rise of Special Authorities  

Fiscal Gamesmanship


Chapter 13    The Renaissance of the Metropolitan Center   

The Unexpected Recovery of the Central Cities  

Outtake: Baltimore’s Revival Is Debated  

The Decline of Downtown  

Globalization and the Downtown Renaissance  

The New Urban Culture  

Tourism and Entertainment  xxxConvention Centers  

Sports Stadiums  

Malls, Entertainment, and Lifestyle Complexes  

Casino Gaming  

The Politics of Tourism  

Old and New Downtowns  


Chapter 14    Governing the Divided City   

A Delicate Balancing Act  

Outtake: Multiethnic Coalitions Are Hard to Keep Together  

The Recent Revolution in Urban Governance 

The Benefits of Incorporation  

Striking a Balance  

The Decisive Turning Point   

The Racial and Ethnic Future  


Chapter 15    City and Metropolis in the Global Era   

Politics in a Time of Change   

The New (but Actually Old) Growth Politics   

The Delicate Art of Urban Governance   

The Politics of the Patchwork Metropolis   


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