The Resource Majoritarian cities : policy making and inequality in urban politics, Neil Kraus

Majoritarian cities : policy making and inequality in urban politics, Neil Kraus

Label
Majoritarian cities : policy making and inequality in urban politics
Title
Majoritarian cities
Title remainder
policy making and inequality in urban politics
Statement of responsibility
Neil Kraus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Neil Kraus evaluates both the influence of public opinion on local policy-making and the extent to which public policy addresses economic and social inequalities. Drawing on several years of fieldwork and multiple sources of data, including surveys and polls; initiatives, referenda, and election results; government documents; focus groups; interviews; and a wide assortment of secondary sources, Kraus presents case studies of two Midwestern cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Gary, Indiana. Specifically, he focuses on several major policy decisions in recent decades concerning education, law enforcement, and affordable housing in Minneapolis; and education and riverboat casino development in Gary. Kraus finds that, on these issues, local officials frequently take action that reflects public opinion, yet the resulting policies often fail to meet the needs of the disadvantaged or ameliorate the effects of concentrated poverty. In light of citizens' current attitudes, he concludes that if patterns of inequality are to be more effectively addressed, scholars and policymakers must transform the debate about the causes and effects of inequality in urban and metropolitan settings"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
320.60973/091732
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JS331
LC item number
.K73 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Majoritarian cities : policy making and inequality in urban politics, Neil Kraus
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 -- Majoritarian Cities; Chapter 2 -- Patterns of Inequality, Public Attitudes, and the Cases; Chapter 3 -- When Political Support Is Not Enough to Reform Urban Schools; Chapter 4 -- Focusing Events and the Limits of Law Enforcement Reform; Chapter 5 -- "The Number One Issue"? The Struggle for Affordable Housing; Chapter 6 -- The Popularity of Gambling Meets the Need for Economic Development; Chapter 7 -- Democratic Control in an Impoverished, Segregated Urban School District
  • Chapter 8 -- Politics, Policy, and Inequality in Urban and Metropolitan AmericaNotes; References; Index
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ocn864551130
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Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306135405
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt1d61cb7
  • 544791
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.b34580621
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864551130
  • pebcs0472029541

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