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Author McGovern, Stephen
Title Urban Policy Reconsidered : Dialogues on the Problems and Prospects of American Cities
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2003
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Note Cover -- Urban Policy Reconsidered -- Copyright Page -- Title Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Cities and the Life of the Nation -- The Rise and Decline of Cities -- The Communitarian Vision -- Constraints on Urban Policy-Making -- The Question of Authority -- The Question of Autonomy -- The Political Power of Business -- Bureaucracy -- Civic Culture and Urban Policy -- 2 Poverty and the Divided Metropolis -- Measuring Poverty -- Dimensions of Poverty in the United States -- Causes of Poverty -- The Level of the Individual -- The Level of the Family and Community -- The Level of Society -- The Level of the Economy -- The Level of Government -- The Evolution of the Welfare State -- Welfare: From Discontent to Reform -- Welfare Reform -- Evaluating Welfare Reform -- The Future of Welfare Policy -- 3 Economic Development and the Construction of Opportunity -- The Rise and Fall of the Urban Economy -- Urban Renewal -- Inducing Business Investment -- Enticing Visitors to the City -- Neighborhood Revitalization -- Redirecting Economic Development Policy -- 4 Housing and the Structure of Place -- Housing, Opportunity, and the City -- The Character of American Housing Policy -- Housing, the Economy, and the City -- Housing Policy -- Regulating the Housing Environment -- Regulating and Supporting Financial Institutions -- Regulating Basic Fairness -- Regulating Local Development -- The Demand Side: Improving People's Purchasing Power -- Mortgage Tax Benefits -- Section 8 Vouchers -- Enlarging the Loan Pool for Home Buyers -- Rent Control -- The Supply Side: Creating More Units -- Public Housing -- Nonprofit Housing Development -- The Missing Pieces: Rehabilitation and Preservation -- The Tragedy of Homelessness -- The Future of Housing Policy -- 5 Education and the Ladder of Mobility
The Origins and Development of Public Education -- Promoting Equity: School Desegregation -- Promoting Equity: Federal Compensatory Programs -- Promoting Equity: School Finance Reform -- The Conservative Critique of Liberal Reforms -- The Excellence Movement -- The Critique of Government Control over Schooling -- School Choice: Vouchers -- School Choice: Charter Schools -- The Future of Urban Education Policy -- Public Education and Democracy -- 6 Crime and the Levels of Order -- The Levels of Crime -- The Causes of Crime -- The Level of the Individual -- Who Does the Crime? -- The Level of the Family -- The Level of the Community -- The Level of Society -- The Level of the System -- Policy Responses to Crime -- Jobs, Education, Training, Social Services -- The Private Security Approach -- Policing -- Removal from the System -- Reconstituting the Social Order -- 7 Re-Placing the City -- Constraints on Urban Revitalization -- The Public Realm -- Political Change -- Responsibility and Commitment -- Notes -- Index
In the past decade, America has experienced an urban renaissance.  Cities as varied as New York, Chicago and Boston are no longer seen as ungovernable and doomed to crime and blight.  However, they still face formidable problems.  Urban Policy Reconsidered  is a comprehensive overview of the issues and problems facing our cities today and cover every important issue in urban affairs. What is poverty? What is economic development? What is education? What is crime? As well as covering all of these fundamental topics in-depth, the author propose a communitarian approach to addressing the many problems of our cities.  This book will be the manual for anyone interested in understanding urban policy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McGovern, Stephen Urban Policy Reconsidered : Dialogues on the Problems and Prospects of American Cities Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2003 9780415944700
Subject Urban policy -- United States.;Municipal government -- United States.;Cities and towns -- United States.;Metropolitan areas -- United States.;Urban renewal -- United States
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