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A Phoenix in the Ashes : The Rise and Fall of the Koch Coalition in New York City Politics - John Hull Mollenkopf

A Phoenix in the Ashes

The Rise and Fall of the Koch Coalition in New York City Politics

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Published: 1st August 1994
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In the years following its near-bankruptcy in 1976 until the end of the 1980s, New York City came to epitomize the debt-driven, deal-oriented, economic boom of the Reagan era. Exploring the interplay between social structural change and political power during this period, John Mollenkopf asks why a city with a large minority population and a long tradition of liberalism elected a conservative mayor who promoted real-estate development and belittled minority activists. Through a careful analysis of voting patterns, political strategies of various interest groups, and policy trends, he explains how Mayor Edward Koch created a powerful political coalition and why it ultimately failed.

"[A] first-rate study of the ascendancy and collapse of the Koch coalition... Mollenkopf traces the arabesque of race, class, ethnicity, labor, religion, and policy payoffs ... that defined politics in what he terms a 'post-industrial' city... Essential for understanding today's bitter Big Apple social politics..."--Choice

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 3
How to Study Urban Political Powerp. 23
The Postindustrial Transformation of New York Cityp. 44
The Rules of the Game in New York City Politicsp. 69
Forging the Koch Coalitionp. 100
The Exercise of Power - Who Got What and Whyp. 129
The Fall of the Koch Coalitionp. 165
The Koch Era in Perspectivep. 190
Afterwordp. 209
Notesp. 229
Referencesp. 271
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780691036731
ISBN-10: 069103673X
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.72  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: Revised