New York: The Politics of Urban Regional Development (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Aug 16, 1982 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Studies the cultural, economic, political, and social forces influencing life in New York City.
  

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Contents

Government and Urban Development
1
Governments in the New York Region
3
The Impact of Government on Development
8
The Sources of Governmental Influence
23
Targets of Analysis
32
Development in the New York Region
35
The Physical Setting
40
Genesis from the Sea
41
Obstacles to Governmental Action
210
Steps Toward Stability
221
Dramatic Changes and an Elusive Goal
226
Concentrating Resources in the Older Cities
256
Goals and Resources in the Older Cities
257
Areal and Functional Scope
262
The Shortage of Land
264
Conflicting Constituency Interests
271

The Unique Central Business District
45
The Decline of the Older Cities
50
The Spreading Metropolis
57
Maximizing Internal Benefits
67
Suburban Capabilities
69
The Logic of Exclusion
78
The Results of the Maximizing Strategy
94
Minimizing Outside Intervention
110
New Roads in Suburbia
112
The Fourth Jetport
123
Environmentalism and Suburban Victories
130
Political Actors of Regional Scope
138
Impediments to Regional Integration
139
Agencies of Broad Areal Scope
154
Concentrating Resources on Highway Development
171
Contenders for Influence
173
The Highway Coalition
177
The Highway Coalition at Work
185
Mass Transportation and the Limited Capabilities of Government
205
Mass Transportation and the Regions Development
206
The Fiscal Straitjacket
278
Dependence on State Government
283
Lack of Executive Integration
285
Urban Renewal Political Skill and Constituency Pressures
291
The Federal Framework
292
Elements of Success and Failure
294
The Fragile Structure of Newarks Success
302
Enlarging the Renewal Arena
311
The Lesson of Urban Renewal
314
Patterns of Government Action
316
The Complex Role of Government
322
Government Officials as AilPowerful
326
Sources of Influence
327
The Case of Marine Terminals
328
Constituencies Insulation and Leadership
333
Broader Values and the Shackling of Government
338
The End of Growth and the Role of Government
341
Index
349
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About the author (1982)

Jameson W. Doig is professor of politics and public affairs in the Politics Department and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. His previous books include "New York: The Politics of Urban Regional Development" (with Michael N. Danielson) and "Leadership and Innovation: A Biographical Perspective on Entrepreneurs in Government" (with Erwin C. Hargrove).

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