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Urban Web Politics, Policy, and Theory

ISBN-10: 0830414584
ISBN-13: 9780830414581
Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)
List price: $73.95
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Description: Two eminent scholars of urban politics present a fresh analysis of politics and policy in American cities. The central metaphor of the book is the "Urban Web"--the complex system of relationships among history, economics, demographics, geography,  More...

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Book details

List price: $73.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Two eminent scholars of urban politics present a fresh analysis of politics and policy in American cities. The central metaphor of the book is the "Urban Web"--the complex system of relationships among history, economics, demographics, geography, psychology, race, relations, and government policy. This web responds to every push or pull, and profoundly affects teh outcome of policy. The book presents ten theories of urban politics showing how each theory provides only a part of the overall picture. The authors provide new interpretations of political topics while attempting to convey the experience of two veteran observers of the American urban political scene.

The Urban Web
The Urban jWEb: An Introduction
An Almanac of Cities
Theories of Urban Politics
A Backward Glance
The politics of Urban Development: The Development of Urban Politics
The Rulers and The Ruled
Political Rules and Political Realites in the City
Forms of Municipal Government and Formal Participants in the Urban Political Process
Informal Citizen Participation in Local Politics
Power in the City
Urban Politics and Policy: Context and Constraints
The Styles and stages of Urgan Policy
Policy Styles and Stages Continued: Entrepreneurs and Agendas
An Even Larger Web: Cities,States, and The Nation
Beyond the Central City: Cities, Their Suburbs, and Their States
Cities and the National Government
Urban Finance and Service Delivery
Urban Finance: A Prelude to the Urban Service Delivery Saga
Growth, Decline, and Resurgence of Urban Service Delivery: 1945 to the Present
Challenges for The Future
Poverty and the Urban Underclass
Urban Services, Market Considerations, and the Underclass
Reinventing the City: Policy and Reform at the Turn of the Century
Epilogue: Looking to the Future
The Shape of Things to Come

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