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

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

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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
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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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kraus, Neil
Dewey number
320.60973/091732
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JS331
LC item number
.K73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Local government
  • Metropolitan government
  • Municipal services
  • Metropolitan government
  • Public opinion
  • Urban policy
  • Metropolitan government
  • Metropolitan government
  • Local government
  • Metropolitan government
  • Municipal services
  • Metropolitan government
  • Public opinion
  • Urban policy
  • Metropolitan government
  • Metropolitan government
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Local
  • Local government
  • Metropolitan government
  • Metropolitan government
  • Municipal services
  • Public opinion
  • Urban policy
  • Indiana
  • Minnesota
  • United States
Label
Majoritarian cities : policy making and inequality in urban politics, Neil Kraus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Majoritarian cities -- Patterns of inequality, public attitudes and the cases -- When political support is not enough to reform urban schools -- Focusing events and the limits of law enforcement reform -- "The number one issue"? The struggle for affordable housing -- The popularity of gambling meets the need for economic development -- Democratic control in an impoverished segregated urban school district -- Poliitcs, policy, and inequality in urban and metropolitan America
Control code
844308431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9780472119028
Lccn
2013020523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308431
Label
Majoritarian cities : policy making and inequality in urban politics, Neil Kraus
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Majoritarian cities -- Patterns of inequality, public attitudes and the cases -- When political support is not enough to reform urban schools -- Focusing events and the limits of law enforcement reform -- "The number one issue"? The struggle for affordable housing -- The popularity of gambling meets the need for economic development -- Democratic control in an impoverished segregated urban school district -- Poliitcs, policy, and inequality in urban and metropolitan America
Control code
844308431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9780472119028
Lccn
2013020523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308431

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