Building Civic Capacity: The Politics of Reforming Urban Schools / Edition 1by Clarence N. Stone, Jeffrey R. Henig, Bryan D. Jones, Carol Pierannunzi
Pub. Date: 09/28/2001
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
"Scholars and activists are finally moving beyond debates over whether to seek policy change through 'top down' or 'bottom up' strategies. The answer, of course, is both at the same time. This book shows us why, and how, to do that. With luck it will reshape the fields not only of education policy but also of urban politics more generally."Jennifer L. Hochschild, author of Facing Up to the American Dream
"Four of the nation's keenest intellects give us a road map to solving one of our most vexing problems."John Mollenkopf, author of A Phoenix in the Ashes and The Contested City
"This incisive and well-argued book is a breath of fresh air in the school reform debates."Margaret Weir, author of Schooling for All
Author Biography: Clarence N. Stone is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. His books include Changing Urban Education and Regime Politics.
Jeffrey R. Henig is professor of political science and department chair at George Washington University. His books include The Color of School Reform and Rethinking School Choice.
Bryan D. Jones is professor of political science and director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington. His books include Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics.
Carol Pierannunzi is professor of political science and international affairs at Kennesaw State University and coauthor of Politics in Georgia.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements
8. The Scope of the Problem
9. The Challenge of Change in Complex Policy Subsystems
10. The Urban Context: A First Look at the Case Cities
11. Civic Mobilization in Eleven Cities
12. Conducting Policy in an Ill-Structured Problem Space
13. Civic Mobilization and Policy Effort
14. Implications and Recommendations
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