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Big City Politics in Transition

Big City Politics in Transition

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September 1991 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume examines how government and administration in America's largest cities have changed between 1960 and 1990. Each chapter traces demographic and economic changes over this vital, and at times turbulent, thirty year period explaining what those changes mean for politics, policies and the general quality of life. Analytic and comparative chapters extract patterns and variations which emerge from the city profiles. Each profile addresses common issues in socio-economic, coalitional, institutional, process, values and policy changes in the following American cities: Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
John Clayton Thomas and H V Savitch
Big City Politics, Then and Now

Philip L Clay
The Incomplete Transformation

Carolyn Teich Adams
The Slide Toward Municipal Bankruptcy

Barbara Ferman
Race and Reform

Wilbur Rich
From Motor City to Service Hub

Andrew Glassberg
St. Louis
Racial Transition and Economic Development

Arnold Fleischmann
Urban Coalitions in a Suburban Sea

Ronald K Vogel and Genie N L Stowers
Minority Empowerment and Regime Change

Robert K Whelan and Alma H Young
New Orleans
The Ambivalent City

Carter Whitson and Dennis Judd
Boosterism versus Growth

Robert E Parker and Joe R Feagin
Administration by Economic Elites

Alan L Saltzstein and Raphael J Sonenshein
Los Angeles
Transformation of a Governing Coalition

Richard E DeLeon
San Fransisco
Post Materialist Populism in a Global City

Margaret Gordon et al
Grassroots Politics Shaping the Environment

H V Savitch and John Clayton Thomas
End of the Millenium Big City


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