Download e-book for kindle: Regional Politics: America in a Post-City Age by H . V. Savitch, Ronald K. Vogel

By H . V. Savitch, Ronald K. Vogel

ISBN-10: 0803958900

ISBN-13: 9780803958906

This assortment provides a comparative research at the rising nearby nature of neighborhood and concrete politics within the usa. contemporary reviews have tended to target the politics and gear of internal towns or on suburban components that have received awesome power some time past decade. Regional Politics, although, explores how politics works within the prolonged city which either contains and surrounds the city middle and whose economic climate, society and politics are integrally joined. via distinct case experiences of 10 towns within the US, the publication: appears on the improvement of nearby styles; analyzes the influence regionalism has on city politics; and descriptions an total procedure.

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In 1970, their economic position was weak, and it has declined since then. Their employment growth rates are the lowest in the region, and in many cases they are negative. They are the most dependent on the other regional subdivisions for employment of their residents. This type of uneven economic development increasingly has been the cause of political friction between Manhattan and its outer New York 37 borough counties (Mollenkopf & Castells, 1991; Mollenkopf, 1992). Indeed, it is at the root of a recent movement for Staten Island's secession from New York City (Brown, 1994).

The economic doldrums of the 1990s have left PA revenues flat, and its current leaders believe that it must meet more fundamental needs, particularly improving the region's airports and other infrastructure. At the same time, the failure of some projects has made the agency wary of development ventures. For example, a $25 million fish market in South Brooklyn never attracted boats or wholesalers (Finder, 1991). Promotion of regional cooperation by the Port Authority also has remained elusive. First, the agency never developed a mechanism that 42 AVOIDANCE AND CONFLICT permitted participation by representatives of cities or communities in developing PA projects.

The city as sandbox. The Public Interest, 25(Fall), 14-21. Teaford, 1. C. (1979). City and suburb: The politicalfragmentation ofmetropolitan America, 1850-1970. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Thompson, W. R. (1972). A preface to urban economics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (1992). Government organization, census of governments, volume 1, number 1. Washington, DC: Author. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York, May 20, 1976.

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