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Governing America's Urban Areas

Governing America's Urban Areas
Author: Alan L. Saltzstein
ISBN 13: 9780155073791
ISBN 10: 155073796
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2002-08-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 335
List Price: $164.95

GOVERNING AMERICA'S URBAN AREAS offers students a detailed understanding of the structures and political processes intrinsic to metropolitan government. Focusing on the problems and promises of coordinated metropolitan governance, Alan Saltzstein demonstrates that American cities—which need strong government—are often governed in reality by a variety of weak institutions and forces. This theme is woven throughout the text, giving students a common framework within which to understand such fundamental social science concepts as power, efficiency, violence, representation, and organizational structure.