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Urban politics : cities and suburbs in a global age

Author: Myron A Levine
Publisher: New York : Routledge, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Ninth edtionView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myron A Levine
ISBN: 9781138853577 1138853577 9780765646255 0765646250
OCLC Number: 885313224
Description: xiii, 412 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: The Postindustrial Transformation of Pittsburgh --
Global City --
Tourist City --
Bankrupt City --
Power and the Study of Urban Politics --
Power: The Ability to Get Things Done --
Privatism: The Limited Power of Government --
The Subthemes of This Book --
Conclusion: The Urban Situation --
Key Terms --
The Natural Factors that Shape the Growth and Decline of Cities and Suburbs --
Hidden Urban Policy: How the Government Shapes Metropolitan Development --
The Importance of Corporate and Private Power --
How Public Policies and Private-Sector Actions Contribute to Homelessness --
Conclusion: Hidden Urban Policies, Private Power, and the Contemporary Urban Situation --
Key Terms --
Gentrification --
Who Transformed the Inner City: Urban Pioneers or Corporate Developers? --
Why Cities Promote Gentrification Despite Its Costs --
How Public and Private Institutions Promote Neighborhood Transformation --
Coping with Gentrification --
World Cities and the Global Hierarchy: The Position of Cities in a Global Economy --
Globalization: The Permeability of City Borders --
Conclusion: Globalization, Power, and Democracy --
Key Terms --
Moving Beyond the Old "Power Elite" versus "Pluralism" Debate --
"City Limits": How Economic Competition Shapes Local Politics --
Regime Theory: Power as Social Production --
The Transformation of San Francisco: Political Power and Economic Development in the Postindustrial City --
Conclusion: Constrained Local Politics --
Key Terms --
Municipal Incorporation, City Charters, and Local Fragmentation --
Dillon's Rule --
Preemption --
Home Rule --
State Regulations Regarding Local Annexation and Secession --
Local Government Finance: State Limitations on Local Taxing and Borrowing --
The Voter Tax Revolt and Recent Trends in Financing Local Government --
"Academic Bankruptcy" Laws: The State Takeover of Schools in Crisis --
The Formal Structure of City Government --
City Councils: No Miniature Reproductions of the U.S. Congress --
Women in Local Government --
The Difficult Task of Mayoral Leadership --
Minority Mayors and the Debate over Deracialization --
Conclusion: The Limited Position of Cities and the Prospects for Effective City Leadership --
Key Terms --
How Urban Machines Operated and How They Lasted for So Long --
Why Political Machines Declined --
Who Were the Reformers? The Ideology and Bias of the Reform Movement --
The Reforms and Their Impact --
Reform's Legacy: The Growth of Bureaucratic Power --
A New Generation of Reform --
Conclusion: The Postreform City --
Key Terms --
The Evolution of Citizen Participation --
Levels of Citizen Participation --
Treating the Public Not Only as Consumers But as Citizens and Partners --
Keys to Making Citizen Engagement Work --
The New Style of Community Organizations: Moving from Protest to Partnership --
Community Development Corporations --
E-Government and E-Democracy: From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 (and 3.0) --
Conclusion: Bottom-Up Participation, Deep Democracy, and the Facilitating Role That Government Can Play --
Key Terms --
The Power of Municipal Service Agencies: The Bureaucratic City-State --
The Importance of Street-Level Bureaucrats --
Professionalism: An Imperfect Cure for the Urban Bureaucracy Problem --
Performance Measurement: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Equity in Municipal Government --
Coproduction and Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) --
Service Contracting and Privatization --
The Private Management of Public Schools --
Vouchers, Tax Credits, and Charter Schools: A Variety of School Choice Programs --
Conclusion: Improving Public Services --
Key Terms --
Suburban Diversity: The Changing Face of Suburbia --
Racial Stratification: Is It Race or Income that Determines Where People Live? --
Schools and Suburbia --
Suburban Land Use and Exclusion --
Suburban Autonomy and Metropolitan Fragmentation --
Can "Smart Growth" Curb Suburban Sprawl? --
"New Urbanism": Can We Build Better Suburbs? --
Conclusion: Moving from Suburban Autonomy to a Working Regionalism --
Key Terms --
Old-Style Restructuring: Annexation, Consolidation, and Metropolitan Government --
Is Metropolitan Government Really Desirable? Two Contrasting Schools of Thought --
Regional Cooperation, Old Style --
A New Regionalism for the Twenty-First Century: Improving Regional Governance, Not Creating Regional Government --
Building Regional Coalitions --
Conclusion: Governing Regions in a Global Age --
Key Terms --
The Constitutional Basis for Federal Urban Programs: Cooperative Federalism --
Grants-in-Aid: The Fuel of Cooperative Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations --
Types of Grants --
The Grant System: Its Accomplishments and Problems --
Why the United States Has No National Urban Policy --
Urban Policy for an Anti-Urban Age: Bill Clinton's "Stealth" Urban Approach --
Barack Obama's Hybrid Urban Approach --
The Continuing Importance of the States --
Conclusion: Finding Ways to Create Partnerships in an Anti-Urban Policy Age --
Key Terms --
The Continuing Emphasis on Economic Development --
The Future of Minority Empowerment --
Urban Policy in a Suburban Age: The End of Urban Policy? --
Toward Sustainable Cities --
The Urban Future: U.S. Cities in a Global Age --
Key Terms.
Responsibility: Myron A. Levine.


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