American Urban Politics in a Global Age The Reader

ISBN-10: 0205745458
ISBN-13: 9780205745456
Edition: 6th 2010
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Description: Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today,American Urban Politicsprovides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and  More...

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List price: $101.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today,American Urban Politicsprovides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities. This sixth edition highlights the global scale of the changes and challenges confronting local leaders, and explores new issues in cities and suburbs that are altering the patterns of conflict and governance, including the privatization of public urban space, the economic effect of urban sprawl, immigration, terrorism and natural disasters.

Dennis R. Judd is professor of political science and senior scholar in the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dick Simpson is professor and head of the department of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Preface
Editors' Introductory Essay: Governing the Metropolis in the Global Era
Globalization and the Economic Imperative
The Political Economy of Urban Governance
Editors' Essay Entrepreneurial Cities
The Interests of the Limited City
Urban Regimes
Rethinking the Politics of Downtown Development
Cities in a Global World
Editors' Essay The New Urban Economy and Local Politics
Cities in the International Marketplace
Globalization and Leadership in American Cities
When Disney Comes to Town
Can Politicians Bargain with Business?
Development Politics and Urban Culture
Editors' Essay Cultural Strategies of Urban Development
The Power of Place: The Creative Class
Culture, Art, and Downtown Development
(Re)Branding the Big Easy
Governing the Multiethnic Metropolis
The Cities: The Politics of Interethnic Bargaining
Editors' Essay The New Group Politics
Racial Confrontation in Postwar Detroit
Minority Groups and Coalitional Politics
Black Incumbents and a Declining Racial Divide
The Suburbs: The Politics of Space, Race, and Ethnicity
Editors' Essay Immigration and the Spatial Mosaic of the Suburbs
New Immigrants in Suburbia
The Ethnic Diversity of Boomburbs
Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles
Police Practices in Immigrant-Destination Communities
Politics, Privatization, and the Public Realm
Editors' Essay The Privatization of Urban Space
The Mauling of Public Space
The Spaces of Suburban Retailing
Cities in a Time of Terror
Sprawl, Federalism, and the Divided Metropolis
The Politics of Metropolitan Regions
Editors' Essay The Debate over Regional Governance
Building Consensus
Growth Management: The Core Regional Issue
Is Urban Sprawl a Problem?
The Region Is the Neighborhood: Sprawl and the New Urbanism
Federal-City Relations and the Capacity to Govern
Editors' Essay Urban Politics in a Decentralized Federal System
Federal Prescriptions and City Problems
The Political Economy of Disaster Assistance
Politics, Federalism, and the Recovery Process in New Orleans
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