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The Sometime Connection
The Sometime Connection (September 1999)
Public Opinion and Social Policy
Elaine B. Sharp - Author

CHOICE 2000 Outstanding Academic Book
Explores the role that public opinion plays in the development of social policy in the United States.

The Sometime Connection introduces a variety of theoretical perspectives on the connection between public opinion and policy and applies them to six social policy topics: abortion, affirmative action, welfare, Social Security, corrections, and pornography. The book provides comple...(Read More)
 
 
The Urban Growth Machine
The Urban Growth Machine (August 1999)
Critical Perspectives, Two Decades Later
Andrew E. G. Jonas - Editor
David Wilson - Editor

Harvey Molotch's "city as a growth machine" thesis is one of the most influential approaches to the analysis of urban politics and local economic development in the United States. However, the nature and context of urban politics have changed considerably since the growth machine thesis was first proposed more than twenty years ago, and recent attempts to apply it to settings outside the U.S. have revealed conceptual and empirical limitations.
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Housing and Community Development in New York City
Housing and Community Development in New York City (January 1999)
Facing the Future
Michael H. Schill - Editor

Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description and analysis of the housing and neighborhood problems facing residents of the nation's largest city, and the policies that have been developed to solve these problems.
Leading housing scholars and practitioners provide a comprehensive, up-to-date description and analysis of housing and community development policy as they examine one of America's largest and most important cities.
Thro...(Read More)
 
 
Shelter and Society
Shelter and Society (April 1998)
Theory, Research, and Policy for Nonprofit Housing
C. Theodore Koebel - Editor

An in-depth examination of the non-profit housing sector that covers theory, research, and policy.

Dissatisfied with the performance of government and the for-profit sector in the provision of low-income housing, housing policymakers have increasingly turned to the nonprofit sector. The nonprofit housing sector, despite its small size in the United States and its serious problems with production and management capacity,...(Read More)
 
 
The Organization of Hope
The Organization of Hope (January 1997)
Communities Planning Themselves
Howell S. Baum - Author

Analyzes the future of urban communities and presents models for community planning, taking into account different classes, ethnicities, and cultures.

The Organization of Hope tells the stories of a Jewish community and a white ethnic community as they plan for their futures. Though they differ in class, ethnicity, and culture, they struggle with the same questions: What identity will hold their communities toge...(Read More)
 
 
Under One Roof
Under One Roof (July 1996)
Issues and Innovations in Shared Housing
George C. Hemmens - Editor
Charles J. Hoch - Editor
Jana Carp - Editor

"This book offers intriguing stories and useful analysis about housing generally and housing for particular groups whose needs are often not well served by the market. It also addresses more fundamental questions regarding the culture, values, and politics of American society in general. The message that currently unconventional forms of housing can and do meet real needs, and that many forces restrict such housing development, is important." -- Gre...(Read More)
 
 
Selling Cities
Selling Cities (August 1995)
Attracting Homebuyers Through Schools and Housing Programs
David P. Varady - Author
Jeffrey A. Raffel - Author

Shows that cities can be revitalized by attracting and retaining the middle class through schools and housing programs.
"This book offers empirical insights to a critical urban policy issue: Can central cities attract middle-class homeowners? The analysis is thorough, the data interpretation is well balanced and non ideological, and the policy recommendations user-friendly. The argument that cities can do something about decline is an ...(Read More)
 
 
Gangs
Gangs (April 1993)
The Origins and Impact of Contemporary Youth Gangs in the United States
Scott Cummings - Editor
Daniel J. Monti - Editor

This book is an examination of contemporary gangs in American cities. Gangs have proliferated over the past ten years and pose a new set of challenges to public officials, law enforcement agencies, and urban educators. Most major cities are now confronted with serious problems derived from gang violence, drug traffic, and disruption of the public educational system. In the face of deindustrialization and deepening recession, many minority youngst...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Redevelopment, and the New Company Town
Race, Redevelopment, and the New Company Town (August 1990)
Daniel J. Monti - Author

This book shows how private interests collaborated with public leaders, and often with neighborhood activists, in order to rebuild several neighborhoods comprising racially and economically-mixed populations in St. Louis. It shows that persons from different races and social classes can live together in redeveloped urban neighborhoods.

Detailed here are the politics and economics of redevelopment in what was one of the nation's most distresse...(Read More)
 
 
City Choices
City Choices (July 1990)
Education and Housing
Kenneth K. Wong - Author

City Choices argues that both economic concerns and political factors can be synthesized in a new framework in city policymaking. This synthesis is based on a systematic empirical study of policymaking in two large cities. Using numerous governmental documents and conducting extensive interviews with local, state, and federal officials, the author examines how the two cities have implemented both federal redistributive and development progr...(Read More)
 
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