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American Urban Politics in a Global Age: The Reader

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Features:

  • Each chapter is introduced by an editor’s essay that places the readings into context and highlights their central ideas and findings.
  • Division into three historical periods emphasizes both the changes and continuities in American urban politics over time.
  • The reader is the perfect complement for Judd & Swanstrom's City Politics: The Political Economy of Urban American, 7/e, also available in a new edition (ISBN 0-205-73697-1)


 

New to this Edition:

 

New Readings in the Sixth Edition:

 

Elizabeth Strom, Rethinking the Politics of Downtown Development

Kevin Fox Gotham, (Re)Branding the Big Easy

Zoltan L. Hajnal, Black Incumbents and a Declining Racial Divide

Robert E. Lang and Jennifer B. LeFurgy, The Ethnic Diversity of Boomburgs

Paul G. Lewis and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Police Practices in Immigrant-Destination Communities

Jon C. Teaford, The Spaces of Suburban Retailing

Peter F. Burns and Matthew O. Thomas, Politics, Federalism and the Recovery Process in New Orleans

 

Plus, three new Editors’ Essays: The New Group Politics, The Privatization of Urban Space, and The Debate over Regional Governance.

Synopsis:

Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today, American Urban Politics provides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities.

 

This sixth edition highlights the global scale of the changes and challenges confronting local leaders, and explores new issues in cities and suburbs that are altering the patterns of conflict and governance, including the privatization of public urban space, the economic effect of urban sprawl, immigration, terrorism and natural disasters.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introductory Essay: Governing the Metropolis in the Global Era

 

PART 1: GLOBALIZATION AND THE ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE

 

Chapter 1. The Political Economy of Urban Governance 

    Editors’ Essay: Entrepreneurial Cities

 

Reading 1: Paul E. Peterson, The Interests of the Limited City

Reading 2: Clarence N. Stone, Urban Regimes

NEW - Reading 3: Elizabeth Strom, Rethinking the Politics of Downtown Development

                       

Chapter 2. Cities in a Global World

    Editors’ Essay. The New Urban Economy and Local Politics

 

Reading 4: H.V. Savitch and Paul Kantor, Cities in the International Marketplace

Reading 5: Royce Hanson, Harold Wolman, David COnnolly, Katherine Pearson, Robert McManmon, Globalization and Leadership in American Cities        

Reading 6: Richard Foglesong, When Disney Comes to Town

Reading 7: Paul Kantor and H.V. Savitch, Can Politicians Bargain with Business?

           

Chapter 3. Development Politics and Urban Culture

     Editors’ Essay. Cultural Strategies of Urban Development

 

Reading 8: Richard Florida, The Power of Place: The Creative Class

Reading 9: Elizabeth Strom, Culture, Art, and Downtown Development

NEW - Reading 10: Kevin Fox Gotham, (Re)Branding the Big Easy

 

PART 2: GOVERNING THE MULTI-ETHNIC METROPOLIS

 

Chapter 4. The Cities: The Politics of Inter-Ethnic Bargaining

     NEW - Editors’ Essay. The New Group Politics

 

Reading 11: Thomas J. Sugrue, Racial Confrontation in Post-War Detroit

Reading 12: Reuel Rogers, Minority Groups and Coalitional Politics

NEW - Reading 13: Zoltan L. Hajnal, Black Incumbents and a Declining Racial Divide

 

Chapter 5. The Suburbs: The Politics of Space, Race, and Ethnicity

     Editors’ Essay. Immigration and the Spatial Mosaic of the Suburbs

 

Reading 14: Rosalyn Baxandall and Elizabeth Ewen, New Immigrants in Suburbia        

NEW - Reading 15: Robert E. Lang and Jennifer B. LeFurgy, THe Ethnic Diversity of Boomburgs        

Reading 16: Eric Avila, Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles

NEW - Reading 17: Paul G. Lewis and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Police Practices in Immigrant-Destination Communities         

 

Chapter 6. Politics, Privatization and the Public Realm

             NEW - Editors’ Essay. The Privatization of Urban Space

 

18     Reading 18: Margaret Kohn, The Mauling of Public Space

NEW - Reading 19: Jon C. Teaford, The Spaces of Suburban Retailing

Reading 20: Andrew Ross, Kinder, Gentler Government?       

NEW - Reading 21: H.V. Savitch, Cities in a Time of Terror        

 

PART 3: SPRAWL, FEDERALISM, AND THE DIVIDED METROPOLIS

 

Chapter 7. The Politics of Metropolitan Regions

     NEW - Editors’ Essay. The Debate Over Regional Governance

 

Reading 22: Myron Orfield, Building Consensus

Reading 23: David Rusk, Growth Management: The Core Regional Issue

Reading 24: Fred Siegel, Is Urban Sprawl a Problem?

Reading 25: Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton, The Region is the Neighborhood: Sprawl and the New Urbanism

 

Chapter 8. Federal-City Relations and the Capacity to Govern

             Editors’ Essay. Urban Politics in a Decentralized Federal System

 

Reading 26: Pietro S. Nivola, Federal Prescriptions and City Problems

Reading 27: Stephen D. Stehr, The Political Economy of Disaster Assistance

NEW - Reading 28: Peter F. Burns and Matthew O. Thomas, Politics, Federalism and the Recovery Process in New Orleans

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205745456
Subtitle:
The Reader
Publisher:
Pearson
Editor:
Kantor, Paul P.
Editor:
Judd, Dennis R.
Author:
Kantor, Paul P.
Author:
Judd, Dennis R.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Municipal government -- United States.
Subject:
Metropolitan government -- United States.
Subject:
Government - Local
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mysearchlab Series 15% Off
Publication Date:
July 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.00x6.90x.80 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
The Reader

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Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today, American Urban Politics provides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities.

 

This sixth edition highlights the global scale of the changes and challenges confronting local leaders, and explores new issues in cities and suburbs that are altering the patterns of conflict and governance, including the privatization of public urban space, the economic effect of urban sprawl, immigration, terrorism and natural disasters.

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