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The Urban Politics Reader : Routledge Urban Readers (Paperback) - John H. Mollenkopf

The Urban Politics Reader

Routledge Urban Readers (Paperback)

By: John H. Mollenkopf (Editor), Elizabeth Strom (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st October 2006
ISBN: 9780415319966
Number Of Pages: 354

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The Urban Politics Reader draws together classic and contemporary writings that best illuminate the basic questions of urban politics a " how interests contend for power over the distribution of resources and why some win while others lose. Contributions from Martin Shefter, Clarence Stone, Rufus P. Browning and Saskia Sassen are included among the thirty-two generous selections.

The Reader juxtaposes the main theoretical approaches to urban power with vivid accounts of actual political experiences on such key themes as the urban crisis, the politics of race, ethnicity and gender, national urban policy, suburbanization and globalization. Strom and Mollenkopf illustrate how thinking about cities is central to our understanding of democracy and citizenship, and how although the parties to urban politics may change over time, the struggle of new groups to gain access and representation is a constant theme.

The Editors' introductions suggest topics and questions for class discussion, demonstrate the significance of urban politics, and suggest directions for further reading and thinking, while the associated bibliography enables deeper investigations. By drawing together important but widely dispersed writings, The Urban Politics Reader provides an essential resource for students of urban politics. The volume will also have widespread appeal for students of urban sociology, urban affairs, urban planning and public policy.

The Social and Economic Context of Urban Politics
'A Top 10 List of Things to Know About American Cities'
'Poverty, Social Rights, and the Politics of Place in the United States
'Overview' and 'Economic Restructuring as Class and Spatial Polarization'
'Social polarisation, economic restructuring and welfare state regimes'
The Roots of Urban Politics 'Tammany Hall and the Democracy'
'The Ward Organizations'
'Why Political Machines Have Not Withered Away and Other Revisionist Thoughts'
' Writing the Rules to Win the Game: The Middle-Class Regimes of Municipal Reformers'
' Resistance from Outside: Machine Politics and the (Non) Incorporation of Immigrants'
Understanding Urban Power
'How to Study Urban Political Power'
'Who Governs?'
'The Interests of the Limited City'
' Looking Back to Look Forward: Reflections on Urban Regime Analysis'
' In Search of the Growth Coalition: American Urban Theories and the Redevelopment of Berlin'
The Political Economy of Cities and Communities
'The Postwar Politics of Urban Development'
' The Political Economy of Urban Fiscal Crises'
'The Political Economy of Urban Regimes'
'Congress Threatens To Leave D.C. Unless New Capitol Is Built " The Onion " Community Empowerment Strategies: The Limits and Potential of Organizing in Low Income Neighborhoods'
'Gender, Development and Urban Social Change: Women's Community Action in Global Cities'
The Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Gender
'Has Political Incorporation Been Achieved?: Is It Enough?'
'Demobilization in the New Black Political Regime: Ideological Capitulation and Radical Failure in the Post-Segregation Era'
'Black, White and Blurred'
'Wanting In: Latin American Immigrant Women and the Turn to Electoral Politics'
'Ethnic Stability and Urban Reconstruction: Policy Dilemmas in Polarized Cities'
Cities, Regions and Nations
'Swimming against the Tide: A Brief History of Federal Policy in Poor Communities'
'The Urban Electorate in Presidential Elections'
'Urban Sacrifice'
'Regionalisms Old and New'
'Are Europe's Cities Better?'
'The American City in the Age of Terror'
'A Progressive Agenda for Metropolitan America'
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ISBN: 9780415319966
ISBN-10: 041531996X
Series: Routledge Urban Readers (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 31st October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.04 x 18.24  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1