An Analysis of Education Politics in Four Socio-economically Differentiated Central City Neighborhoods Harry Louis Summerfield. » differentiated suburban school districts.50 He found that direct political activity.
... and finally, the diminished political force of left—wing pop— ulism in each of these neighborhoods. ... In the past, students of urban social movements such as Manuel Castells have devoted attention to neighborhood—level politics, ...
Author: Larry Bennett
Category: Political Science
First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
However, it did much to enhance the political fortunes of extremists (Judd 1988). Although protest is still one of the weapons available to neighborhood civic associations located in impoverished areas, the tactics of confrontation and ...
Author: Robert Dilger
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
This book examines the role of residential community associations in the American intergovernmental system of governance. Residential community associations (RCAs) have experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, yet their significance and impact remains largely unexamined Robert Jay Dilger here identifies the extent and nature of the services and operations provided by RCAs, documents their development as a housing and land use planning innovation, and analyzes their role in acting, in many ways, as a substitute for local governments. Dilger illustrates the many ways in which RCAs are influential actors in the American political and intergovernmental process. Examining this impact of RCAs on local politics, he also extrapolates to determine the implications of their proliferation for American governance and democratic values. Economic conditions and consumer preferences suggest, he argues, that RCAs will continue to play an vital role in American governance well into the 21st century. Essential reading for anyone interested in public policy, local politics and government, this book is the definitive account of these increasingly powerful organizations.
Accounts that make these associations seem like white knights, saving neighborhoods by marshaling vast resources and winning local political battles, are flawed, ... Instead, we have a neighborhood politics of last resort.
Author: Stephen Danley
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Social Science
The steep rise in neighborhood associations in post-Katrina New Orleans is commonly presented in starkly positive or negative terms – either romanticized narratives of community influence or dismissals of false consciousness and powerlessness to elite interests. In A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort Stephen Danley offers a messier and ultimately more complete picture of these groups as simultaneously crucial but tenuous social actors. Through a comparative case study based on extensive fieldwork in post-Katrina New Orleans, Danley follows activists in their efforts to rebuild their communities, while also examining the dark underbelly of NIMBYism ("not in my backyard"), characterized by racism and classism. He elucidates how neighborhood activists were tremendously inspired in their defense of their communities, at times outwitting developers or other perceived threats to neighborhood life, but they could be equally creative in discriminating against potential neighbors and fighting to keep others out of their communities. Considering the plight of grassroots activism in the context of national and global urban challenges, A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort immerses the reader in the daily minutiae of post-Katrina life to reveal how multiple groups responded to the same crisis with inconsistent and often ad-hoc approaches, visions, and results.
neighborhood , while the other neighborhoods are political associations under its control . It is necessary to emphasize this distinction at the outset , for , as noted earlier , people generally refer to a neighborhood as a social ...
Author: Milton Kotler
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
At a time of intense urban civil unrest in the United States, this classic text by Milton Kotler was the first to forcefully demonstrate how governance on the neighborhood level could allow Americans to regain liberty and the right to govern their own lives. Kotler's original project showed how towns-once independent but then later annexed by adjacent cities-became exploited by centralized downtown power. As relevant today as it was when originally published in 1969, Neighborhood Government continues to speak to American cities whose faces have been radically changed by immigration, urban sprawl, and communities fractured by pervasive economic and racial inequality. With a new critical foreword by Terry L. Cooper that places the text within contemporary debates and a new foreword and afterword from the author, Neighborhood Government continues to be a vital work for anyone interested in the economic, social, and political health of American cities and the continuing struggle to increase community investment and control.
Author: Yvette Alex-AssensohPublish On: 2018-10-24
The vitality and effectiveness of neighborhood organizations are also documented in historical accounts of the Machine Politics Era. Just as black churches have served as training grounds for black political leaders, ...
Author: Yvette Alex-Assensoh
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The Politics and Impacts of Decentralization Douglas Yates. C . Historical Perspectives on Decentralization ... The Neighborhood Unit Plan - Its Spread and Acceptance . ... History of American City Government : The Colonial Period .
Author: Douglas Yates
Publisher: Lexington, Mass. ; Toronto : D.C. Heath
Author: Agnieszka K. CianciaraPublish On: 2020-06-22
This book examines the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in the context of internal functions performed with regard to the European Union (EU) political system and its key actors.
Author: Agnieszka K. Cianciara
This book examines the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in the context of internal functions performed with regards to the European Union (EU) political system and its key actors. It argues that the ENP has been formulated not only in reaction to external challenges and threats, but also in response to EU internal legitimacy needs at systemic, institutional and actor level. Looking beyond governance approaches and the power of norms, this book follows a sociological approach to the politics of legitimation. Using Bourdieu's field theory, it bridges the rationalist-constructivist divide inherent in much of the ENP scholarship. While analysing articulations of EU institutions in terms of narrative production, reproduction and reconstruction, it sheds valuable light on where the conflicting goals, ambiguity and incoherence stem from. By highlighting third countries' responses and usages of ENP narratives for domestic and international legitimacy-seeking, the book calls for a more outside-in perspective on EU foreign policy. With the European integration project being increasingly contested, both internally and externally, this book provides a timely focus on the topic of legitimation and delegitimation dynamics with regards to EU foreign policy. This book is of key interest to scholars and students of European integration, EU Foreign Policy, and more broadly EU Studies and International Relations.
“Curriculum Essays on Citizens, Politics, and Administration in Urban Neighborhoods.” Public Administration Review (Special Issue, October 1972). Ten essays provide extensive materials, sources, and analysis of neighborhood government, ...
39-58; Douglass Yates, Neighborhood Democracy: The Politics and Impacts of Decentralization (Lexington, Mass. ... Milton Kotler, Neighborhood Government: The Local Foundations of Political Life (New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1969), ...
Author: Patricia Mooney-Melvin
"An encyclopedic dictionary that treats organizations, persons, and federal legislation that document the history of grass-roots community organizing. . . . Highly recommended to academic libraries with programs in sociology, social work, local politics, and urban history, and to all urban public libraries." Choice