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Big City Politics in Transition
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Big City Politics in Transition

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September 1991 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume examines how government and administration in America's largest cities have changed between 1960 and 1990. Each chapter traces demographic and economic changes over this vital, and at times turbulent, thirty year period explaining what those changes mean for politics, policies and the general quality of life. Analytic and comparative chapters extract patterns and variations which emerge from the city profiles. Each profile addresses common issues in socio-economic, coalitional, institutional, process, values and policy changes in the following American cities: Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
John Clayton Thomas and H V Savitch
Introduction
Big City Politics, Then and Now  
Philip L Clay
Boston
The Incomplete Transformation  
Carolyn Teich Adams
Philadelphia
The Slide Toward Municipal Bankruptcy  
Barbara Ferman
Chicago
Race and Reform  
Wilbur Rich
Detroit
From Motor City to Service Hub  
Andrew Glassberg
St. Louis
Racial Transition and Economic Development  
Arnold Fleischmann
Atlanta
Urban Coalitions in a Suburban Sea  
Ronald K Vogel and Genie N L Stowers
Miami
Minority Empowerment and Regime Change  
Robert K Whelan and Alma H Young
New Orleans
The Ambivalent City  
Carter Whitson and Dennis Judd
Denver
Boosterism versus Growth  
Robert E Parker and Joe R Feagin
Houston
Administration by Economic Elites  
Alan L Saltzstein and Raphael J Sonenshein
Los Angeles
Transformation of a Governing Coalition  
Richard E DeLeon
San Fransisco
Post Materialist Populism in a Global City  
Margaret Gordon et al
Seattle
Grassroots Politics Shaping the Environment  
H V Savitch and John Clayton Thomas
Conclusion
End of the Millenium Big City  

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