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Cities, Politics, and Policy

Cities, Politics, and Policy
A Comparative Analysis

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Urban Sociology

335 pages | CQ Press
Just because Milwaukee isn't Manhattan, doesn't mean that those urban centers face completely unique challenges. Through effective comparative analysis of key issues in urban studies--how city managers share power with mayors, how spending policies affect economic development, and how school politics impact education policy--students can clearly see how scholars discern patterns and formulate conclusions to offer theoretical and practical insights from which all cities can benefit.Pelissero brings together an impressive team of contributors to explore variation among cities through case studies and cross-sectional analyses. Each author synthesizes the field's seminal literature while explaining how urban leaders and their constituents grapple with everything from city council politics to conflict and cooperation among minority groups. Authors identify both key trends and gaps in the scholarship, and help set the research agenda for the years to come. Lively case material will hook your students while the accessible presentation of empirical evidence make this reader the comprehensive and sophisticated text you demand.
Kenneth Wong
School Politics in Urban Areas
David N. Ammons
Urban Services
Mark Baldassare
Suburban and Metropolitan Politics
Richard D. Bingham
Economic Development Politics
Robert E. England
City Managers and the Urban Bureaucracy
Eric Oliver
Suburban and Metropolitan Politics
John P. Pelissero and Timothy B. Krebs
City Councils
Dianne Pinderhughes
Minority Group Politics
Michael Rich
The Intergovernmental Environment
Elaine Sharp
Political Participation in Cities
Lana Stein
Mayoral Politics
Robert M. Stein
Politics of Revenue and Spending Policies
Clarence Stone
Urban Regimes and Power in Cities

John Peter Pelissero

John P. Pelissero is professor of political science and Interim President at Loyola University Chicago. He is the editor of Cities, Politics, and Policy: A Comparative Analysis (CQ Press, 2003). His most recent research on cities has appeared in Public Administration Review and Urban Affairs Review. More About Author

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