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Understanding urban politics : institutions, representation, and policies

Timothy B. Krebs (Author), Arnold Fleischmann (Author)
"In Understanding Urban Politics: Institutions, Representation, and Policies, Timothy B. Krebs and Arnold Fleischmann introduce a framework that focuses on the role of institutions in establishing the political "rules of the game," the representativeness of city government, the influence of participation in local democracy, and how each of these features influences the adoption and implementation of public policies"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2020
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Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, 2020
xv, 292 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), tables, graphs, maps (some color) ; 26 cm
9781538105214, 9781538105221, 1538105217, 1538105225
Part 1: Laying the Groundwork
Studying Urban Politics
The Development of Urban America through World War II
Urban Development after World War II
Part 2: Local Institutions
Dealing with Other Governments at the National, State, and Local Levels
Local Legislatures
Mayors and Executives
Part 3: Participation and Representation in Local Politics
Elections and Voting
Candidates and Campaigns
Non-Voting Forms of Participation
Part 4: Local Government Policies
Local Government Policy Making and Services
Local Government Finances
Building the City: Economic Development, Land Use, & Housing Policies
Policies to Promote Quality of Life