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City Politics, 9th Edition

By Dennis R. Judd, Todd Swanstrom

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 13, 2014


Provides a foundation for understanding the politics of America’s cities and urban regions


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 - City Politics remains a classic study of urban politics. 


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Table of Contents

In This Section:

I)  Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents


I) Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1.  City Politics in America: An Introduction   



Chapter 2. The Enduring Legacy

Chapter 3. Party Machines and the Immigrants  

Chapter 4. The Reform Crusades  

Chapter 5. Urban Voters and the Rise of a National Democratic Majority  



Chapter 6. The City/Suburban Divide  

Chapter 7. National Policy and the City/Suburban Divide  

Chapter 8. Federal Programs and the Divisive Politics of Race  

CHAPTER 9. The Rise of the Sunbelt  



Chapter 10. The Rise of the Fragmented Metropolis  

Chapter 11. Governing the Fragmented Metropolis  

Chapter 12. The Metropolitan Battleground  

Chapter 13. The Renaissance of the Metropolitan Center  

Chapter 14. Governing the Divided City  

Chapter 15. City and Metropolis in the Global Era  


II) Detailed Table of Contents


Chapter 1.  City Politics in America: An Introduction   

Three Themes  

The Politics of Growth        

The Politics of Governance  

The Fragmented Metropolis  

The Challenge of the Global Era



Chapter 2      The Enduring Legacy

National Development and the Cities  

Outtake: City Building Has Always Required Public Efforts  

A Century of Urban Growth  

Interurban Rivalries  

Industrialization and Community  

The Immigrant Tide  

The Capacity to Govern  3

The Limited Powers of Cities  


Chapter 3      Party Machines and the Immigrants  

Machines and Machine-Style Politics  

Outtake: Machines Had Two Sides  

The Origins of Machine Politics  

Did Machines “Get The Job Done”?  

Were Machines Vehicles of Upward Mobility?  

Did the Machines Help Immigrants Assimilate?  

The Social Reform Alternative  

Ethnic Politics in Today’s Cities  


Chapter 4      The Reform Crusades  

The Reformers’ Aims  

OUTTAKE: Municipal Reform Was Aimed at Immigrants  

The Fertile Environment for Reform  

The Campaigns Against Machine Rule  8

“Efficiency and Economy” in Municipal Affairs  

The Business Model  

Commission and Manager Government  

Did Reform Kill the Machines?  

The Reform Legacy  

The Battles Continue  


Chapter 5      Urban Voters and the Rise of a National Democratic Majority  

City and Nation in the Twentieth Century  

Outtake: Urban Ethnics Became a Mainstay of the Democratic Party  

A New Political Consciousness  

The Changing Political Balance  

The Depression and the Cities  

Cities Gain a Voice  

The Urban Programs of the New Deal  

The New Deal Legacy  



Chapter 6      The City/Suburban Divide  

A Century of Demographic Change  

Outtake: Anti-Immigrant Passions Have Reached a Fever Pitch  

Streams of Migration  

Racial Conflict in the Postwar Era  

The Emergence of a New Kind of Poverty  

The Suburban Exodus  

The Romantic Suburban Ideal: 1815Ð1918  

The Automobile Suburbs: 1918Ð1945  

The Bedroom Suburbs: 1946Ð1970s  

The Rise of the Multiethnic Metropolis  

Has the Urban Crisis Disappeared?  


Chapter 7      National Policy and the City/Suburban Divide  

The Unintended Consequences of National Policies  

Outtake: Highway Programs Contributed to the Decline of the Cities  

The Politics of Slum Clearance  

How Local Politics Shaped Urban Renewal 

Racial Segregation and “The Projects”  

National Policy and Suburban Development  

Suburbs, Highways, and the Automobile  

The Damaging Effects of National Policies  


Chapter 8      Federal Programs and the Divisive Politics of Race  

The Brief Life of Inner-City Programs  

Outtake: Racial Divisions Eventually Doomed Urban Programs  

The Democrats and the Cities  

The Republicans and the New Federalism  

President Carter and the Democrats’ Last Hurrah  

Republicans and the End of Federal Assistance  

Political Reality and Urban Policy 

The Cities’ Fall from Grace  

The End of Urban Policy  


CHAPTER 9    The Rise of the Sunbelt  

A Historic Shift  

Outtake: The Electoral College Favors the Sunbelt 

The Concept of the Sunbelt  xxxRegional Shifts  

Why the Sunbelt Prospered  

The New Politics of Sunbelt Cities  

Regional Convergence and National Politics  



Chapter 10    The Rise of the Fragmented Metropolis  

Metropolitan Turf Wars 

Outtake: There Is a Debate about Gated Communities  

How the Suburbs Became Segregated  

The Imperative of Racial Segregation  

Walling Off the Suburbs: Incorporation  

Walling Off the Suburbs: Zoning  

The Challenge to Exclusionary Zoning  

The New Face of Enclave Politics 


Chapter 11    Governing the Fragmented Metropolis  

The Problem of Regional Governance  

Outtake: The Costs of Sprawl Are Hotly Debated  

The New Urban Form  

The Concerns about Sprawl  

A History of Metropolitan Reform  

The New Regionalism  

Smart Growth  

The New Urbanism  

The Prospect for Reform  


Chapter 12    The Metropolitan Battleground  

The Competition for Fiscal Resources

Outtake: Hundreds of Little Hoovers Make the Economic Crisis Worse  

Cities in the U.S. Federal System  

Where the Money Goes  

Where the Money Comes From

The Municipal Bond Market  

The Rise of Special Authorities  

Fiscal Gamesmanship


Chapter 13    The Renaissance of the Metropolitan Center  

The Unexpected Recovery of the Central Cities  

Outtake: Baltimore’s Revival Is Debated  

The Decline of Downtown  

Globalization and the Downtown Renaissance  

The New Urban Culture  

Tourism and Entertainment  xxxConvention Centers  

Sports Stadiums  

Malls, Entertainment, and Lifestyle Complexes  

Casino Gaming  

The Politics of Tourism  

Old and New Downtowns  


Chapter 14    Governing the Divided City  

A Delicate Balancing Act  

Outtake: Multiethnic Coalitions Are Hard to Keep Together  

The Recent Revolution in Urban Governance 

The Benefits of Incorporation  

Striking a Balance  

The Decisive Turning Point   

The Racial and Ethnic Future  


Chapter 15    City and Metropolis in the Global Era  

Politics in a Time of Change   

The New (but Actually Old) Growth Politics   

The Delicate Art of Urban Governance   

The Politics of the Patchwork Metropolis   


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