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City Politics: The Political Economy of Urban America (5th Edition) Paperback – March 13, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0321328168 ISBN-10: 0321328167 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 5 edition (March 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321328167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321328168
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,880,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Judd, Dennis R., Swanstrom, Todd, City Politics: Private Power Public Policy, 3rd Edition*\ Praised for its narrative style, strong research base, and distinctive theme-that urban politics in the U.S. has evolved as a dynamic interaction between governmental power and private purposes-the new edition of this #1 book is the most extensive revision yet. It has been updated to include preliminary data from the 2000 census, information about urban partisan movements and a new chapter on urban sprawl. Three primary themes are woven throughout the text: the imperative of growth; the challenge of governance; and the politics of secession. For those interested in urban politics and studies. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stephan Giles on May 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a good read for anyone who is interrested in the development of the city and the politics within. It opens with the birth of the city and how advances in technology led to the outward expansion of the city. One of the most interresting features is how the book describes the growth of the politcal machine in Chicago. In a later chapter, the authors then compare the fiscal policies of Chicago and New York City and how machine politics may have been the key to Chicago's success. The book also goes into detail about "white flight": the moving of the middle/upper-class sectors away from the city to settle into different types of suburbs. These suburbs then become a self-sustaining entity capable of enacting their own governmental policies which include exclusionary tactics designed to weed out those of lower incomes, certain age brackets, or those of an "unacceptable" racial background. It then goes into detail about the Court's opinion on these exclusionary policies. If you're interrested in how cities and urban politics are created then this book is a great start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Je Young Lee on March 6, 2011
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It was a good book.
It was just that it was a little bit late even when I wanted it expedited.
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By local cuber on June 6, 2012
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Much in opposition to my professor, this is a good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as so far joy can go for a textbook. It gets three stars simply b/c that's as high as a textbook can be rated by this reviewer.
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