Urban Citizenship and American Democracy

Urban Citizenship and American Democracy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438461014
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/26/2016
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 1,247,605
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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

Index 229

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