City politics: the political economy of urban America

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Pearson Longman, 2008 - Political Science - 398 pages
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Praised for the clarity of its writing, careful research, and distinctive theme - that urban politics in the United States has evolved as a dynamic interaction among governmental power, private actors, and a politics of identity - the Sixth Edition of this text brings city politics of the global era into sharp focus by tracing the continuous development of urban America from the nation's founding to the present.

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Contents

PARTI The Struggle for Primacy and Power
11
Party Machines and the Immigrants
46
The Reform Crusades
70
Copyright

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Todd Swanstrom earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1981. Specializing in housing and urban policy, political economy, and metropolitan planning, he is co-author of PLACE MATTERS: METROPOLITICS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.