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Inside Urban Politics Voices from America's Cities and Suburbs

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ISBN-10: 0321095677

ISBN-13: 9780321095671

Edition: 2004

Authors: Dick Simpson

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Sure to grab student interest and engage them in course material, this unique new urban politics reader is a collection of primary and secondary sources designed to give students a first-hand, front lines look at the field of urban politics today. With speeches by politicians, editorials by journalists, newspaper stories, interviews with political activists, memoirs and biographies of famous people, and research reports advocating change, this unique collection presents the social, economic, and political conditions of our cities and suburbs today, and the proposals to change and reform them. This eminently real world reader brings the passion, insights and conflicts of urban politics alive for students, engaging them in the course material and encouraging them to work to improve their own cities and suburbs.
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Book details

List price: $116.80
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: An Insider's View
The Renaissance of Cities
Cities at the Millennium
Renaissance Budgeting and the Resurgence of New York City
Reviving Downtown
Revitalization in Providence
Duluth 2001 and Beyond
Exercise: Discovering the Renaissance in Your City
Social and Economic Conditions: The People in the City
Immigration, Urban Renewal, and Neighborhood Destruction
The Halsted Street Saga
Political Mobilization of Mexican Immigrants in American Cities
The Switch from the Manufacturing to the Global Economy
What Ails Post-Industrial Chicago
High-Tech Fall in Austin, Texas
Too Few Jobs Imperil Welfare Reform Plan in Los Angeles
Lives Get a Little Better on a Living Wage
Exercise: Studying Immigration and Economic Gaps in Your City
Race, Class, and Poverty
Racial Conditions
Poverty, Joblessness, and the Social Transformation of the Inner City
Midwest Cities Among Nation's Most Segregated
Cincinnati One Year Later, Public Broadcasting System News Hour
The Renaissance of Dudley Street, Boston
Gated Communities
Changes in Racial and Cultural Politics
Black Suburban Mobilization
Primary Colors in Phoenix City Council Elections
Subtle Racial Politics in the Twenty-first Century
Culture Wars and City Politics
Local Elected Women and Policy-Making
Exercise: Race and Gender at City Hall
Political Power in American Cities
The Struggle for Power
Honest and Dishonest Graft
Early Reformers: Mayor Samuel M. "Golden Rule" Jones of Toledo
Reformers in Southwestern Cities
Modern Urban Leaders: Reformers, Bosses, Crooks, Saints, and Scoundrels
Robert Moses of New York City
How Mayor Tom Bradley Transformed Los Angeles
Mayor Ed Rendell of Philadelphia
Lessons in Miami Politics
Lobbyists in Miami
The New Machine: Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago
Success in Santa Fe: Mayor Debbie Jaramillo
Exercise: Studying Power in Your City
Government Structures and Processes
Structures of Local Government
Restructuring City Government: Joyce Banks, et al. v. City of Peoria, Illinois
Charter Reform in Los Angeles
Citizen Participation in Local Government
Neighborhood Empowerment
Citizen Participation in Urban Politics
Citizen's Views on Urban Revitalization in Providence
Metropolitan Politics
Metropolitics in Minneapolis-St. Paul
The Challenge of Regional Governance in Houston, The Houston Chronicle
Metropolitan Citizens in St. Louis
Changes in Urban Politics Since September 11, 2001
Terrorism in Cities
Terrorism and Governability in New York City
Fiscal Code Orange for States and Cities
Exercise: Studying Your City Government
Conclusion: Our Urban Future
Credits