Urban Politics Power in Metropolitan America

ISBN-10: 0534604870
ISBN-13: 9780534604875
Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: This text mixes the best classic theory and research on urban politics with the most recent developments in urban and metropolitan affairs. Six fundamental themes guide the book: the importance of private power and the rise of public-private  More...

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Book details

List price: $106.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This text mixes the best classic theory and research on urban politics with the most recent developments in urban and metropolitan affairs. Six fundamental themes guide the book: the importance of private power and the rise of public-private partnerships; the continuing role of formal rules and structures of government; the importance of external affairs and intergovernmental relations in the modern city; commonalties and differences among Frostbelt and Sunbelt cities; the complexity of racial issues and the effect of the new immigration; and the importance of the gendered city.

The Urban Situation and 9/11
The Evolution of Cities and Suburbs
Recent Trends: Gentrification and Globalization
Who Has the Power? Decision Making and Urban Regimes
Formal Structure and Leadership Style
Machine Politics
Reform Politics
Citizen Participation and Decentralization
Urban Bureaucracy and Service Delivery
Women and the Gendered City
Suburban Politics and Metropolitan America
The Politics of Metropolitan Government
The Politics of Regional Cooperation
National and State Policy Toward Cities
Financing Urban America
The Future of Urban America

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