American Urban Politics in a Global Age

ISBN-10: 0205251757
ISBN-13: 9780205251759
Edition: 7th 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $73.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 412
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Updated in its 7th edition, American Urban Politics provides 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.

Preface
Editors' Introductory Essay: Governing the Metropolis in the Global Era
Globalization and the Economic Imperative
Studying Urban Governance in a Global Age
The Interests of the Limited City
Urban Regimes
The Regime Moment: The Brief but Storied Career of Urban Regimes in American Cities
The New Urban Economy and Local Politics
Cities in the International Marketplace
Globalization and Leadership in American Cities
Rethinking the Politics of Downtown Development
The Politics of Urban Development
Why Do Cities Decline?
Culture, Art, and Downtown Development
Can Politicians Bargain with Business?
"Re-stating" Theories of Urban Development
Governing the Multiethnic Metropolis
The Cities: Governing Factional Polities
Minority Groups and Coalitional Politics
Black Incumbents and a Declining Racial Divide
Paradoxes of Integration
As Mayors Take Charge: School Politics in the City
The Suburbs: Politics in a Changing Political Landscape
Immigration and the New Metropolitan Geography
Right to the Suburb?
The Ethnic Diversity of Boomburbs
Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles
The Politics of Urban Resilience
Fiscal Strain and Reform in a Federal System
City Futures: Economic Crisis and the American Model of Urban Development
Fiscal Stress Faced by Local Governments
City Fiscal Conditions in 2011
Sprawl and Regional Solutions
Building Consensus
Growth Management
Is Urban Sprawl a Problem?
The Politics of Urban Resilience
Cities in a Time of Terror
The Political Economy of Disaster Assistance
Politics, Federalism, and the Recovery Process in New Orleans

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