Governing America's Urban Areas by Alan L. Saltzstein
  

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Governing America's Urban Areas by Alan L. Saltzstein

GOVERNING AMERICA'S URBAN AREAS offers students a detailed understanding of the structures and political processes intrinsic to metropolitan government. Focusing on the problems and promises of coordinated metropolitan governance, Alan Saltzstein demonstrates that American cities--which need strong government--are often governed in reality by a variety of weak institutions and forces. This theme is woven throughout the text, giving students a common framework within which to understand such fundamental social science concepts as power, efficiency, violence, representation, and organizational structure.

Reviews

1. The Paradox of Urban Governance. Why Do Our Cities Fail? Why Urban Areas Need More Government. Small Towns and Urban Government. How Our Urban Areas respond to the Need for Government. 2. The Social and Economic Structure of American Cities. The Walking City. The Industrial City, 1880-1920. The Suburban City, 1950-1970. A Cacophony of Change

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Format

Paperback
360 pages

Author

Alan L. Saltzstein
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Publisher

Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc an imprint of Cengage Learning, Inc

Publication date

1st September 2002

ISBN

9780155073791


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