Urban America Processes and Problems

ISBN-10: 0132871114
ISBN-13: 9780132871112
Edition: 2000
Authors: John M. Levy
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Description: For introductory courses in Urban Politics in Departments of Political Science, Urban Studies, Sociology, Geography, Urbanization, Urban Affairs, and Urban Problems. Balanced and non-judgmental in tone, this comprehensive study on urban America  More...

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Book details

List price: $140.80
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

For introductory courses in Urban Politics in Departments of Political Science, Urban Studies, Sociology, Geography, Urbanization, Urban Affairs, and Urban Problems. Balanced and non-judgmental in tone, this comprehensive study on urban America provides an historic overview of the field, highlights key economic and political factors, and exposes students to some of the most significant and pressing urban issues and problems facing the United States todaysuch as multiculturalism, the controversy over immigration, poverty, crime, and public education. Enticing students with its contemporary, relevant, and informal approach, it offers detailed analyses on the present state of urban housing, urban planning, urban governance, urban economy, and the financing of urban government; presents facts, hypotheses, mechanisms and explanations that encourage students to really think about the subject; and supplies numerous newspaper and magazines sources for further research.

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on Data and Definitions
Historical Background
The Origins of the City
The American City in the Nineteenth Century
The Emergence of Metropolitan America
The Modern City
City Government: Part 1
City Government: Part 2
City Finances: Raising the Money and Paying the Bills
The Economy of the City
Planning the City
Housing: An Overview
Housing: Part 2 - Public Policy
Issues and Problems
Melting Pots, Mosaics, and Salad Bowls
The Controversy over Immigration
Poverty: The Background
Poverty and Public Policy
Crime and the Criminal Justice System
Public Education and the City
Photo Credits
Index

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