People & Politics in Urban America / Edition 2

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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An introductory text for courses on urban policymaking and citizenship, suitable for urban studies, urban history, and community development courses. The revisions place increased emphasis on the role of political leaders, incorporate literature on regime theory, and address recent urban management reforms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Pt. I The Urban Environmental Context 13
Ch. 2 From Small Town to City 21
Ch. 3 The Development of Cities 41
Ch. 4 The New Immigration 75
Pt. II Agenda Setting and Policy Formulation of Urban Issues 105
Ch. 5 Urban Actors 109
Ch. 6 Mechanisms of Citizen Control 137
Pt. III Adoption, Implementation, and Evaluation of Urban Policy 165
Ch. 7 Structures of Government 171
Ch. 8 Urban Officials 205
Ch. 9 Metropolitanism 223
Ch. 10 Financing the City: Federal, State, and Local Roles 253
Ch. 11 Implementation, Evaluation, and Reform 285
Pt. IV Policy Arenas 315
Ch. 12 Developmental Policy: Land-use Regulation, Economic and Community Development, and Transportation 319
Ch. 13 Quality-of-Life Issues: Education and Crime Control 357
Ch. 14 Redistributive Policy: Welfare and Housing 399
Ch. 15 Epilogue 433
Glossary 443
Index 455
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2007

    A Real Look at Inside America

    This book is precise, informative and takes a detailed look inside America's urban culture. I have read this book from cover to cover and learned more than I ever thought I would about how People and Politics really work. This book is a blueprint for how America should be channeled.

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