Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.
After decades of being defined by crisis and limitations, cities are popular againas destinations for people and businesses, and as subjects of scholarly study. Urban Citizenship and American Democracy contributes to this new scholarship by exploring the origins and dynamics of urban citizenship in the United States. Written by both urban and nonurban scholars using a variety of methodological approaches, the book examines urban citizenship within particular historical, social, and policy contexts, including issues of political participation, public school engagement, and crime policy development. Contributors focus on enduring questions about urban political power, local government, and civic engagement to offer fresh theoretical and empirical accounts of city politics and policy, federalism, and American democracy.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
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About the Author
Amy Bridges is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego and the author of Democratic Beginnings: Founding the Western States; Morning Glories: Municipal Reform in the Southwest; and A City in the Republic: Antebellum New York and the Origins of Machine Politics.
Michael Javen Fortner is Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Urban Studies at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, Murphy Institute. He is the author of Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations vii
Introduction to Cities and Citizenship Amy Bridges 1
Chapter 1 Urban Autonomy and Effective Citizenship Michael Javen Fortner 23
Chapter 2 Putting the City Back into Citizenship: Civics Textbooks and Municipal Government in the Interwar American City Tom Hulme 65
Chapter 3 Latino Public School Engagement and Political Socialization Marion Orr Kenneth K. Wong Emily M. Farris Domingo Morel 93
Chapter 4 Farewell to the Urban Growth Machine: Community Development Regimes in Smaller, Distressed Cities Richard A. Harris 125
Chapter 5 Counting Bodies and Ballots: Prison Gerrymandering and the Paradox of Urban Political Representation Khalilah L. Brown-Dean 159
Chapter 6 Crime, Punishment, and Urban Governance in Contemporary American Politics Lisa L. Miller 181
Chapter 7 Two Cheers for American Cities: Commentary on Urban Citizenship and American Democracy Jennifer L. Hochschild 201
Chapter 8 American Cities and American Citizenship Rogers M. Smith 211
List of Contributors 223