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Governing America's Urban Areas 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0155073791
ISBN-10: 0155073796
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"One of the major strengths of this text is that Saltzstein is presenting an analysis; the student reader is exposed to an argument, which Saltzstein advances in a sophisticated and well documented manner. He does so with a writing style that is clear, readable, and engaging. Saltzstein in dealing with important issues and he clearly demonstrates the relevance of his analysis to those issues... Saltzstein writes as a very knowledgeable and responsible social scientist carefully anchoring his analysis in social science findings. When he offers conclusion they are firmly based on solid empirical findings."

"Few urban politics/government books devote as much attention as this one to urbanization and associated trends (Chs. 2 and 3); to urban riots (Ch. 8);" Jefferson's and Madison's influence on the thinking about local government (Ch. 4) "and to the urban political machine. . . . I was particularly pleased to see a brief discussion in Chapter 9 about the Internet and its uses in local government."

About the Author

Alan L. Saltzstein is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Division of Political Science and Criminal Justice at California State University at Fullerton. Much of his career has involved teaching Undergraduate courses that focus on urban related concerns and Saltzstein also teaches courses in the Masters of Public Administration program.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 335 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 1 edition (August 2, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0155073796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0155073791
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,121,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. D. on May 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
The book was an easy read and very informative on city politics but in my opinion it is very biased and does not give the reader enough information about all parties involved.
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