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Race and Authority in Urban Politics : Community Participation and the War on Poverty - J.David Greenstone

Race and Authority in Urban Politics

Community Participation and the War on Poverty

Paperback Published: 1st January 1973
ISBN: 9780226307138
Number Of Pages: 392

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In this penetrating book, the authors provide a systematic empirical analysis of an important public policy issue--citizen participation in the Community Action Program of the Johnson administration's "War on Poverty." This Phoenix edition includes a new introduction in which the authors explicate the most important themes in their analysis.
In a series of lively chapters, Greenstone and Peterson show how the coalitions that formed around the community action question developed not out of electoral or organizational interests alone but were strongly influenced by prevailing conceptions of the nature of authority in America. The book stresses the way in which both machine and reform structures affected the ability of minority groups to organize effectively and to form alliances in urban politics. It considers the wide-ranging critiques made of the Community Action Program by conservative, liberal, and radical analysts and finds that all of them fail to appreciate the significance and intensity of the racial cleavage in American politics.

Preface to the Phoenix Edition
Introduction: Participation in the War on Poverty
A Comparative Approach to the Politics of Community Action
Community Action Politics in Five Cities: The Limits of Case-Study Analysis
Role Interests and Comparative Analysis
Interests, Ideologues, and Participation
Class and Racial Interests in the Politics of Community Participation
Regime Interests and Ideologies: Participation and the Structure of Authority
Ideologies versus Electoral and Organizational Interests
Implementing Participation in Community Action Programs
Representation of the Poor in Community Action
Bureaucratic Influence on Participation in Community Action
Political Structures, Policy-Making Processes, and Public Policy
Political Structures: Citizen Preferences, Political Organization, and Public Policy
Policy-Making Processes: Conflict, Consensus, and Regime Transformation
A Policy Analysis: Race, Politics, and Community Control
Stability, Conflict, and Regime Interests
Methodological Note on the Index of Localism
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ISBN: 9780226307138
ISBN-10: 0226307131
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st January 1973
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.29 x 22.76  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Type: New edition

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