This popular text has been thoroughly updated and revised to sharpen the focus on its 'bias and change' theme, include the latest data/studies informing the field, and cover important new topics (e.g., flood disaster in New Orleans).
Political Change in the Metropolis, Eighth Edition, continues to focus on the political changes that have taken place in American cities and the reactions of urban scholars to them. In addition to offering scholarly perspectives, the text offers students a theoretical framework for interpreting these changing events for themselves. This framework analyzes the patterns of bias inherent in the organization and operation of urban politics, giving students an in-depth look at the fascinating and constantly changing face of urban politics.
Preface Part One - Metropolitan Cities in the 21st Century Chapter 1- 21st Century Cities and Challenge of Urban Governance Chapter 2- The Emergence of Metropolitan America Part Two- The Ethnic and Racial Base of Politics Chapter 3- Ethnic-Based Politics in the City Chapter 4- Machine Politics and Reform Part Three- Politics in the Contemporary City Chapter 5- The City as a Place of Opportunity: The Politics of Racial and Social Change Chapter 6- The City as a Place of Opportunity: The Changing Urban Political Economy Chapter 7- Community Power and Leadership Part Four- Suburbia and the Multicentered Metropolis Chapter 8- Urban Sprawl Chapter 9- Metropolitan Government Chapter 10- The New Regionalism: Taking "Metropolitan Governance Without Government" Seriously Part Five- Toward an Urban Policy Chapter 11- National Urban Policy Chapter 12- Political Change in the Metropolis of the Future Credits Index