Mayors and Money: Fiscal Policy in New York and Chicago / Edition 2

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Overview

Chicago and New York share similar backgrounds but have had strikingly different fates. Tracing their their fortunes from the 1930s to the present day, Ester R. Fuchs examines key policy decisions which have influenced the political structures of these cities and guided them into, or clear of, periods of economic crisis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226267913
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: American Politics and Political Economy Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ester R. Fuchs is associate professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Toward a Political Theory of the Urban Fiscal Crisis 1
2 Fiscal Crisis and Fiscal Stress: A Comparative Perspective 17
3 Depression-Era Fiscal Crises: Political Lessons for Urban Policymakers 40
4 City Budgets and the Urban Fiscal Condition: Trends in Expenditures 94
5 City Budgets and the Urban Fiscal Condition: Trends in Revenue and Debt 147
6 Intergovernmental Relations, Legal Arrangements and the Urban Fiscal Policy Process 179
7 Interest Groups, the Political Party, and the Urban Fiscal Policy Process 230
8 Conclusion 273
Appendix A: Mayoral Administrations 291
Appendix B: Some Methodological Issues 293
Appendix C: Census Data Categories 295
Notes 307
Bibliography 327
Index 349
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