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Urban politics: a reader

Contributor(s): Strom, Elizabeth A [Editor] | Mollenkopf, John H [Editor].
Publisher: Los Angeles Sage Publications 2017Description: xiv, 550 p.ISBN: 9781506311197.Subject(s): Municipal government - United States | Urban policy - United States | Metropolitan government - United StatesDDC classification: 320.8​50973 Summary: Urban Politics: A Reader examines the evolving structure of political power in American cities. It reveals how changes in society relate to the global and national economy, immigration and internal migration, racial and ethnic transition, and how technological advances affect city politics. The text illuminates the paradox that while we are living in an era of increasing globalization, politics at the local level is more important than ever. The collection of classic and contemporary readings by respected scholars, as well as politicians, journalists, and activists, enables readers to hear multiple voices explain how and why city politics works while assuring a thorough encounter with the rich variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, and ideological perspectives that constitute the urban mosaic. Editor Stephen J. McGovern integrates material not commonly found in urban politics texts while considering a wide array of large and small cities throughout the United States. The reader includes an introductory essay at the beginning of each chapter that provides historical and conceptual context and a section following each chapter that invites students to reflect on how urban politics affects pressing policy issues facing city residents today. Taken together, Urban Politics: A Reader deepens our understanding of how cities are governed, nurtures thoughtful discussion and debate, and cultivates a concern for the vitality and well-being of urban places https://in.sagepub.com/en-in/sas/urban-politics/book245932#9781506311197
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Table of content

Chapter 1: Cities in a Global Era
Introduction
1-1 Richard C. Longworth, “Urban America: U.S. Cities in the Global Era”
1-2 Alan Ehrenhalt, “The Great Inversion”
1-3 Alan Mallach, “The Uncoupling of the Economic City: Increasing Spatial and Economic Polarization in American Older Cities”
Conclusion
Part I: THE FORMATION OF URBAN POLITICS
Chapter 2: Politics in the Preindustrial City
Introduction
2-1 Alan Tully, “The Ruling Elite”
2-2 Sam Bass Warner Jr., “The Environment of Private Opportunity”
2-3 Daniel J. Boorstin, “The Businessman as City Booster"
Conclusion Chapter 3: Machine Politics
Introduction
3-1 William L. Riorden, “To Hold Your District: Study Human Nature and Act Accordin’”
3-2 Robert Merton, “The Latent Functions of the Machine”
3-3 Alexander Callow, “That Impudent Autocrat”
Public Policy Applications: The Administration of City Government
Conclusion Chapter 4: Reform Politics
Introduction
4-1 Andrew D. White, “The Government of American Cities”
4-2 Jacob A. Riis, “Genesis of the Tenement”
4-3 Stanley Schultz, “The Engineered Metropolis”
4-4 Samuel P. Hays, “The Politics of Reform in Municipal Government in the Progressive Era”
Conclusion
PART II: URBAN POLITICS UNDER STRESS
Chapter 5: Suburbanization and the Hollowing of the City
Introduction
5-1 Kenneth T. Jackson, “The Loss of Community in Metropolitan America”
5-2 Peter Dreier, John H. Mollenkopf, and Todd Swanstrom, “The Roads Not Taken: How Federal Policies Promote Economic Segregation and Suburban Sprawl”
5-3 Michael N. Danielson, “Suburban Autonomy”
5-4 Arnold R. Hirsch, “The Second Ghetto and the Dynamics of Neighborhood Change”
Conclusion Chapter 6: Deindustrialization and the Rise of the Postindustrial City
Introduction
6-1 Thomas Sugrue, “‘The Damning Mark of False Prosperities’: The Deindustrialization of Detroit”
6-2 Jon C. Teaford, “The Problem Perceived”
6-3 Joel Rast, “Creating a Unified Business Elite: The Origins of the Chicago Central Area Committee”
6-4 Guian A. McKee, “Liberals, Race, and Jobs in Postwar Philadelphia”
Conclusion Chapter 7: Race, Protest, and Backlash
Introduction
7-1 Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton, “Black Power: Its Needs and Substance”
7-2 Bayard Rustin, “From Protest to Politics: The Future of the Civil Rights Movement”
7-3 Jonathan Rieder, “The Fenced Land” and “The Lost People”
Conclusion Chapter 8: Crisis
Introduction
8-1 Paul S. O’Hara, “‘The Very Model of Urban Decay’: Outsiders’ Narratives of Industry and Urban Decline in Gary, Indiana”
8-2 Jonathan Kozol, “Children of the Invincible City: Camden, New Jersey”
8-3 Paul Peterson, “The Interests of the Limited City”
8-4 Carl Abbott, “Urbanizing the South”
Conclusion
PART III: THE POLITICS OF URBAN REVITALIZATION
Chapter 9: Cities in a Federal System
Introduction
9-1 Tracy Neumann, “Privatization, Devolution, and Jimmy Carter’s National Urban Policy”
9-2 Peter Eisinger, “City Politics in the Era of Federal Devolution”
9-3 Karen M. Paget, “Can Cities Escape Political Isolation?”
9-4 Carl Abbott, “The Portland Region: Where City and Suburbs Talk to Each Other—and Often Agree”
Conclusion Chapter 10: Grassroots Activism
Introduction
10-1 Saul D. Alinsky, Excerpts from Reveille for Radicals
10-2 Mark R. Warren, “A Theology of Organizing: From Alinsky to the Modern IAF”
10-3 Michael B. Katz, “Why Don’t American Cities Burn Very Often?”
Conclusion Chapter 11: Regime Politics
Introduction
11-1 Clarence N. Stone, “Urban Regimes: A Research Perspective” and “Conclusion"
11-2 Raphael J. Sonenshein, “Conclusions and Implications: Toward a New Contract for Biracial Politics”
11-3 Jason Hackworth, “The Public-Private Partnership”
11-4 Paul Kantor and H. V. Savitch, “Can Politicians Bargain with Business? A Theoretical and Comparative Perspective on Urban Development”
Conclusion
PART IV: CHANGING DYNAMICS OF URBAN POLITICS
Chapter 12: Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary Urban Politics
Introduction
12-1 Andra Gillespie, “Meet the New Class: Theorizing Young Black Leadership in a ‘Postracial’ Era”
12-2 Adolph Reed Jr., “Demobilization in the New Black Political Regime: Ideological Capitulation and Radical Failure in the Post-Segregation Era”
12-3 Arnold R. Hirsch and A. Lee Levert, “The Katrina Conspiracies: The Problem of Trust in Rebuilding an American City”
Conclusion Chapter 13: Immigration and Contemporary Urban Politics
Introduction
13-1 Audrey Singer, “Contemporary Immigrant Gateways in Historical Perspective”
13-2 Domenic Vitiello, “The Politics of Immigration and Suburban Revitalization: Divergent Responses in Adjacent Pennsylvania Towns”
13-3 Zoltan Hajnal and Jessica Trounstine, “What Underlies Urban Politics? Race, Class, Ideology, Partisanship, and the Urban Vote”
Conclusion
Part V: VISIONS OF URBAN POLITICS TODAY
Chapter 14: Contemporary Approaches to Urban Governance
Introduction
14-1 Larry Bennett, “The Mayor among His Peers: Interpreting Richard M. Daley”
14-2 Stephen Goldsmith, “The Story of America’s Cities” and “Making a Market”
14-3 Julian Brash, “Running Government like a Business”
14-4 Thad Williamson, “Justice, the Public Sector, and Cities: Relegitimating the Activist State”
Conclusion

Urban Politics: A Reader examines the evolving structure of political power in American cities. It reveals how changes in society relate to the global and national economy, immigration and internal migration, racial and ethnic transition, and how technological advances affect city politics. The text illuminates the paradox that while we are living in an era of increasing globalization, politics at the local level is more important than ever. The collection of classic and contemporary readings by respected scholars, as well as politicians, journalists, and activists, enables readers to hear multiple voices explain how and why city politics works while assuring a thorough encounter with the rich variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, and ideological perspectives that constitute the urban mosaic. Editor Stephen J. McGovern integrates material not commonly found in urban politics texts while considering a wide array of large and small cities throughout the United States. The reader includes an introductory essay at the beginning of each chapter that provides historical and conceptual context and a section following each chapter that invites students to reflect on how urban politics affects pressing policy issues facing city residents today. Taken together, Urban Politics: A Reader deepens our understanding of how cities are governed, nurtures thoughtful discussion and debate, and cultivates a concern for the vitality and well-being of urban places

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