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Defining democracy : electoral reform and the struggle for power in New York City

Author: Daniel O Prosterman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title reveals the history of a little-known experiment in urban democracy begun in New York City during the Great Depression and abolished amid the early Cold War.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel O Prosterman
ISBN: 9780199979158 0199979154
OCLC Number: 847731657
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Perils and Promise of Democratic Reform; 1. The Politics of Electoral Reform in New York City History; 2. Restructuring Urban Democracy Amid the Great Depression; 3. Proportional Representation and the Practice of Democracy in New York City; 4. Under the Cloak of Patriotism: Specters of Totalitarianism in City Politics; 5. A Red (in the) City Hall; 6. The Democratic-Republican Alliance and the Repeal of Proportional Representation; Epilogue: Repeal's Aftermath; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R ST; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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This title reveals the history of a little-known experiment in urban democracy begun in New York City during the Great Depression and abolished amid the early Cold War.

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