Neighborhood Government / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$24.95
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $25.69
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $25.69   
  • New (8) from $25.69   
  • Used (1) from $28.95   

Overview

At a time of intense urban civil unrest in the United States, this classic text by Milton Kotler was the first to forcefully demonstrate how governance on the neighborhood level could allow Americans to regain liberty and the right to govern their own lives. Kotler's original project showed how towns—once independent but then later annexed by adjacent cities—became exploited by centralized downtown power. As relevant today as it was when originally published in 1969, Neighborhood Government continues to speak to American cities whose faces have been radically changed by immigration, urban sprawl, and communities fractured by pervasive economic and racial inequality. With a new critical foreword by Terry L. Cooper that places the text within contemporary debates and a new foreword and afterword from the author, Neighborhood Government continues to be a vital work for anyone interested in the economic, social, and political health of American cities and the continuing struggle to increase community investment and control.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

William A. Galston
A generation ago, the scholar-activist Milton Kotler blazed a new trail towards authentic grassroots democracy. Today, as theorists urge more deliberation and community reformers seek new arenas for civic participation, Kotler's recommendations are more relevant than ever. This new edition of Neighborhood Government should refocus attention on the ways that restructured local institutions can empower citizens.
James V. Cunningham
In an America split between people enjoying the serenity of gated enclaves, condominiums, and prosperous suburbs, and people struggling with debts, job uncertainty, and the powerlessness of most small communities, Kotler forcefully reminds us of the potential for grass roots resurgence that can enable citizens of distressed communities to level the field and remake their own living places.

This book comes to us in a period of general crisis, with families and small communities made frustrated and helpless by social, economic, and political threats, both foreign and domestic. It supplies new evidence of the possibility for citizens to provoke changes in many of the nations 60,000 place communities.

Recent research and experience with colleagues supports Kotler's worldview and model. In this time of civic confusion, it is heartening to have the sobering, demanding voice of Milton Kotler providing renewed and expanded ideas as to how the small communities of America can themselves take on the tasks of achieving homeland security infused with liberty and fairness.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739109915
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 0.39 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Milton Kotler received his M.A. in political science and taught political science at the City College of Chicago. A political strategist and neighborhood organizer for twenty years in the 1960s and 70s, in 1982 Kotler organized Kotler Marketing Group (KMG) to develop new funding sources and revenue programs for non-profit organizations. KMG is a leading marketing strategy and practice company with corporate and non-profit clients throughout the world. For the past six years Kotler has focused his strategic activity in China where he works on urban and industrial development for Chinese municipal authorities. His company also provides strategic and tactical marketing support to Chinese companies to improve their business performance in Chinese and global markets.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Critical Introduction Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 The Historical Basis of the Neighborhood Chapter 4 The Imperial City Chapter 5 Theories of Neighborhood Organization Chapter 6 The Neighborhood Corporation Chapter 7 The Political Issues of Neighborhood Corporation Chapter 8 Local Territory and Political Environment Chapter 9 The Transfer of Authority Chapter 10 The Organization of Neighborhood Politics Chapter 11 Localism, Not Separatism Chapter 12 The Radical Politics of Local Control Chapter 13 Original Epilogue: A New Constitution 14 New Afterword

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)