Mayors and Money

Author: Ester R. Fuchs
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226267937
Format: PDF
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Chicago and New York share similar backgrounds but have had strikingly different fates. Tracing their fortunes from the 1930s to the present day, Ester R. Fuchs examines key policy decisions which have influenced the political structures of these cities and guided them into, or clear of, periods of economic crisis.

New York and Los Angeles

Author: David Halle
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199778388
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This interdisciplinary analysis of New York and Los Angeles—the nation's two largest cities and urban regions—is the first in-depth study of the two cities and regions to incorporate new census data and an analysis of the impact of the ongoing financial crisis and economic recession.

The Political Economy of Special Purpose Government

Author: Kathryn A. Foster
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589014558
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In recent decades, local governments across America have increasingly turned specialized functions over to autonomous agencies ranging in scope from subdivision-sized water districts to multi-state transit authorities. This book is the first comprehensive examination of the causes and consequences of special-purpose governments in more than 300 metropolitan areas in the United States. It presents new evidence on the economic, political, and social implications of relying on these special districts while offering important findings about their use and significance.

The City Revisited

Author: Dennis R. Judd
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816665753
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reexamining urban scholarship for the twenty-first century.

American Urban Politics in a Global Age

Author: Paul Kantor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317350367
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today, American Urban Politics provides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities. This seventh edition examines the ability of highly autonomous local governments to grapple with the serious challenges of recent years, challenges such as the stresses of the lingering economic crisis, and a series of recent natural disasters. Features: Each chapter is introduced by an editor's essay that places the readings into context and highlights their central ideas and findings. Division into three historical periods emphasizes both the changes and continuities in American urban politics over time. The reader is the perfect complement for Judd & Swanstrom's City Politics: The Political Economy of Urban American, 7/e, also available in a new edition (ISBN 0-205-03246-X)

Managing the Fiscal Metropolis

Author: Rebecca M. Hendrick
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589017900
Format: PDF
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Managing the Fiscal Metropolis: The Financial Policies, Practices, and Health of Suburban Municipalities is an important book. This first comprehensive analysis of the financial condition, management, and policy making of local governments in a metropolitan region offers local governments currently dealing with the Great Recession a better understanding of what affects them financially and how to operate with less revenue. Hendrick’s groundbreaking study covers 264 Chicago suburban municipalities from the late 1990s to the present. In it she identifies and describes the primary factors and events that affect municipal financial decisions and financial conditions, explores the strategies these governments use to manage financial conditions and solve financial problems, and looks at the impact of contextual factors and stresses on government financial decisions. Managing the Fiscal Metropolis offers new evidence about the role of contextual factors— including other local governments—in the financial condition of municipalities and how municipal financial decisions and practices alter these effects. The wide economic and social diversity of the municipalities studied make its findings relevant on a national scale.

Ibss Political Science 1992

Author: Brit Lib Pol &
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415092135
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This bibliography lists the most important works published in political science in 1992. Renowned for its international coverage and rigorous selection procedures, the IBSS provides researchers and librarians with the most comprehensive and scholarly bibliographic service available in the social sciences. The IBSS is compiled by the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics, one of the world's leading social science institutions. Published annually, the IBSS is available in four subject areas: anthropology, economics, political science and sociology.

Philadelphia

Author: Philadelphia (Pa.). Office of the City Controller
Publisher: St Josephs University Press
ISBN:
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