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Electoral Politics Is Not Enough
Electoral Politics Is Not Enough (January 2006)
Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Urban Politics
Peter F. Burns - Author

Examines how and why government leaders understand and respond to African Americans and Latinos in northeastern cities with strong political traditions.

Focusing on four medium-sized northeastern cities with strong political traditions, Electoral Politics Is Not Enough analyzes conditions under which white leaders respond to and understand minority interests. Peter F. Burns argues that conventional explanations, in...(Read More)

 
 
The Politics of Air Pollution
The Politics of Air Pollution (January 2005)
Urban Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Argues that clean air policy is driven by locally oriented economic elites.

Who has been at the political forefront of clean air policy development in the United States? In The Politics of Air Pollution, George A. Gonzalez argues that the answer is neither the federal government, nor environmental groups, but rather locally oriented economic elites in conjunction with state and local governments. These local growth coalitions,...(Read More)
 
 
Kitchen Capitalism
Kitchen Capitalism (October 2004)
Microenterprise in Low-Income Households
Margaret Sherrard Sherraden - Author
Cynthia K. Sanders - Author
Michael Sherraden - Author

The first in-depth examination of self-employment from the perspectives of low-income entrepreneurs.

Businesses come to life as owners are allowed to speak in their own words in this first in-depth examination of self-employment told from the perspectives of low-income microentrepreneurs. The book systematically analyzes a range of issues, including who chooses to open a micro business, and why; what resources do they...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City
Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City (May 2004)
William Julius Wilson and the Promise of Sociology
Frank Harold Wilson - Author

An overview and critical appraisal of the work of influential sociologist and public intellectual William Julius Wilson.

Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City
thoroughly explores the scholarship of William Julius Wilson, one of the nation’s leading sociologists and public intellectuals, and the controversies surrounding his work. In addressing the connection between postindustrial cities and changing race r...(Read More)
 
 
Race in the Jury Box
Race in the Jury Box (August 2003)
Affirmative Action in Jury Selection
Hiroshi Fukurai - Author
Richard Krooth - Author

Discusses race-conscious jury selection and highlights strategies for achieving racially mixed juries.

Race in the Jury Box
focuses on the racially unrepresentative jury as one of the remaining barriers to racial equality and a recurring source of controversy in American life. Because members of minority groups remain underrepresented on juries, various communities have tried race-conscious jury selection, termed &qu...(Read More)
 
 
Color and Money
Color and Money (April 2001)
Politics and Prospects for Community Reinvestment in Urban America
Gregory D. Squires - Author
Sally O'Connor - Author

A case study of Milwaukee, Wisconsin exploring how lending practices and access to capital are shaped by race.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, green is not the only color that matters to lenders. This case study of Milwaukee, Wisconsin—a fairly typical urban area that has experienced systematic disinvestment and a budding reinvestment movement—demonstrates the continuing significance of race in determining who gets home mor...(Read More)
 
 
Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice
Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice (April 2001)
An Exploration of Local Governance
James C. Clingermayer - Author
Richard C. Feiock - Author

Demonstrates how governmental structure and institutional rules determine who gets what in American cities.

Institutional arrangements constitute the "rules of the game" for any civil and political society. To understand urban politics and policy making, including issues dealing with economic development, zoning, constituency representation, government borrowing, and service contract decisions, discovering inst...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power
Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power (November 2000)
Buffalo Politics, 1934-1997
Neil Kraus - Author

Examines the extent to which race affected public policy formation in Buffalo, New York between 1934 and 1997.

In this provocative and in-depth history of several decades of recent Buffalo city politics, Neil Kraus examines the local political causes behind geographic concentrations of poverty. Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power makes the compelling case that policy adopted at the local level has had a significant impact o...(Read More)
 
 
Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair
Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair (April 2000)
The Community-Based Development Model
Herbert J. Rubin - Author

Honorable Mention: 2003 Paul Davidoff Award presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Builds upon the narratives of community development activists to describe how they bring about affordable, quality housing, commercial opportunities and empowerment within poor areas.

Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair
builds upon narratives provided by leaders of community-based development organizations (CB...(Read More)
 
 
On Narrow Ground
On Narrow Ground (January 2000)
Urban Policy and Ethnic Conflict in Jerusalem and Belfast
Scott A. Bollens - Author

Uses case studies of Jerusalem and Belfast to explore how cities function in the midst of nationalistic conflict.

Examining how nationalistic ethnic conflict penetrates the building of cities, this book explores whether urban policymaking may independently influence the shape and magnitude of that conflict. Bollens utilizes an analytic lens to study the complex spatial and psychological qualities of unique urban arenas of nationalistic...(Read More)
 
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