top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Running in the Red
The Political Dynamics of Urban Fiscal Stress
Running in the Red
Click on image to enlarge

Irene S. Rubin - Author
Price: $50.50 
Hardcover - 171 pages
Release Date: June 1983
ISBN10: 0-87395-564-1
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-564-5

Quantity:  
Price: $25.95 
Paperback - 171 pages
Release Date: June 1983
ISBN10: 0-87395-565-X
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-565-2

Quantity:  
Subject to availability
Billed when shipped
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

This case study of a politically reformed, middle-sized Midwestern city provides a model of fiscal stress that contrasts sharply with that of America's vast metropolitan centers. Dr. Rubin examines the interaction of social, political, and economic causes of the city's predicament. She then goes on to analyze the specific factors that solved the city's problems over a six-year period. Finally, she offers a self-correcting mechanism that would allow a city to save itself from financial trouble without direct state or federal assistance.

This study suggests that local political factors were even more important than national factors in contributing to the city's fiscal stress. It also brings into question the theory that generosity to the poor creates urban fiscal stress and that giving less to the poor will solve urban financial problems.

Irene S. Rubin is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Division of Public Affairs, at Northern Illinois University.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Tables

Acknowledgments

1. Urban Financial Stress

2. Anatomy of the Fiscal Crisis

3. Economic Base Erosion and Migrations: Causes of Fiscal Stress

4. Political Process and Fiscal Stress: Structural Weaknesses

5. Political Process and Fiscal Stress: Council Behavior

6. Causes and Responses to Fiscal Stress: Their Interactions over Time

7. The Fiscal Crisis: A Self-Correcting City?

8. Theoretical Implications

Appendix: Field Methods

Notes

Bibliography

Index



Related Subjects
25172/24649(//)

Related Titles

The Parable of the Tribes
The Parable of the Tribes
No Rule of Law, No Democracy
No Rule of Law, No Democracy
Landmines and Human Security
Landmines and Human Security
The Remote Borderland
The Remote Borderland
The Sicilian Colony Dates
The Sicilian Colony Dates
The Search for Social Peace
The Search for Social Peace
Well-Oiled Diplomacy
Well-Oiled Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council in the 1990s
The United Nations Security Council in the 1990s
Britain's Economic Prospects Reconsidered
Britain's Economic Prospects Reconsidered
Interstate Water Compacts
Interstate Water Compacts



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg