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Urban America in Transformation
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Urban America in Transformation
Perspectives on Urban Policy and Development


August 1994 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Urban America in Transformation analyzes the changing federal system of urban policy making as an evolving complex of interorganizational networks and relates it to the restructuring of American urbanism over the past half century. Comparing the major perspectives (ecological and Marxist), the book provides a thorough review of the evolution of the urban policy system in the 20th century, and explores its significance for the postindustrial transition of older big cities. This book is timely and innovative in its approach and suggests a new method of analyzing the federal system of urban-related policy making. Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in policy studies, political science, sociology, and urban planning will find this book to be an innovative and valuable contribution to the field.

 
PART ONE: URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN PERSPECTIVE
 
The Ecological Perspective
 
The Marxist Perspective
 
Introducing an Interorganizational/Policy Perspective
 
PART TWO: EVOLUTION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE URBAN POLICY SYSTEM
 
The New Deal
Creating an Urban Policy System  
 
Restructuring American Urbanism
Suburbanization and Urban Renewal  
 
Cooperative Federalism and the War on Poverty
Another Approach to Renewing the Urban Community  
 
New Federalism and the Reorganization of Urban Policy
 
Federal Retrenchment and the Future of Urban Policy

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ISBN: 9780803952966
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