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City Politics: The Political Economy of Urban America (5th Edition) 5th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0321328168
ISBN-10: 0321328167
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  • The text's three-part approach provides important historical background from the nation's founding in 1789 through the Great Depression of the 1930s; an in-depth look at the crisis of the 20th century; and the effects of a globalized economy on the metropolis.
  • Strong and original thematic structure
  • Thorough blending of the vast secondary literature with primary sources, including new data and original author research
  • Boxed “Out Takes” appear in each chapter to highlight the major theme of the chapter and to make abstract concepts concrete.
  • Package Judd & Kantor's reader, American Urban Politics in a Global Age, 6/e with City Politics and receive a discount on the package price. The reader is the perfect complement for this main text, amplifying and going into greater depth on key concepts.
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    New to this Edition:

    • A comprehensive discussion throughout the text of the impact of the global economic recession of 2008/2009

    • Research that incorporates the urban policies of the Obama Administration

    • A thorough recasting of the chapter on the fiscal politics of cities to take into account the dramatic effects of the recession of 2008/2009 on city budgets and spending

    • A reorganization of chapters to make the linkage between central cities and suburbs more explicit

    --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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    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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    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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    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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    By Scott on November 2, 2015
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    Good read with an insight in local government and regionalism.
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