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The Fractured Metropolis
Political Fragmentation and Metropolitan Segregation
The Fractured Metropolis
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Gregory R. Weiher - Author
SUNY series, The New Inequalities
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Hardcover - 225 pages
Release Date: July 1991
ISBN10: 0-7914-0564-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0564-2

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Paperback - 225 pages
Release Date: July 1991
ISBN10: 0-7914-0565-6
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0565-9

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"I think this book is an outstanding original interpretation of urban political and social fragmentation. The argument is elegantly expressed and tailored to its place in existing theory with exceptional clarity and skill. The field of urban politics has frequently been characterized as lacking coherent political and social theory, except perhaps, for that contributed by economists. This book runs squarely in the other direction giving considerable form to an explicit information processing theory of mass behavior in which fundamental political institutional arrangements, such as political boundaries, play not just a role, but are decisive in explaining commonly observed patterns in racial distributions. Seldom have undeniably political factors been assigned such a central role in explaining widespread social phenomena." -- Carol W. Kohfeld, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Gregory R. Weiher is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston.


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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Urban Political Boundaries and Metropolitan Fragmentation

2. Place, Preferences, and Information: Political Boundaries and Population Sorting

3. An Information-Based Model of Jurisdictional Tipping

4. Public Policy and Patterns of Residential Segregation

5. The Impact of Boundary Configuration

6. A Case in Point: Richmond Heights, Missouri

7. Conclusions and Implications

References

Index



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