City politics: private power and public policy

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Longman, 1998 - Political Science - 451 pages
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City Politics is a comprehensive text organized around the theme of political economy. Using a historical approach to reveal enduring patterns in urban politics, the text goes beyond an explanation of government structures and examines the complex interaction between public and private interests. Dennis R. Judd and Todd Swanstrom have completely updated and reorganized City Politics. The second edition continues to approach urban politics comparatively and includes a new chapter on urban governance that examines the prospects for urban liberalism, conservatism, and populism; new material on tourism as an economic development strategy; the politics of community development; and President Clinton's urban policy.

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The Reform Legacy
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About the author (1998)

Judd is professor of political science and research fellow at the Public Policy Research Centers, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Todd Swanstrom earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1981. Specializing in housing policy and homelessness, urban political economy, and neighborhood change, he is co-author of CITY POLITICS: PRIVATE POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY.