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“Big City Politics in Transition is a good reference volume packed with much important and up-to-date information.” --Environment and Planning “A timely book that revisits the field so well described by Edward Banfield (Big City Politics, 1965) as of the early 1960s but which has changed greatly since then. … Each profile shows a high level of research, and the notes provide a thorough bibliography of the literature. A tremendously useful book for readers at all levels.” --Choice “This book was inspired by Edward Banfield's Big City Politics of 1965. [In Big City Politics in Transition] the introduction amply justifies the need for a new volume.… This multiauthored volume examines thirteen cities: Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Saint Louis, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Denver, Houston, Los ...

San Francisco: Postmaterialist Populism in a Global City
San Francisco: Postmaterialist populism in a global city
Richard E.DeLeon

SAN FRANCISCO's FORMAL governmental structures scarcely have changed over the last half century; over the last two decades, nearly everything else has been a blur of transformation. Global and national forces have altered radically the city's population and have restructured its economic base. Unrestricted highrise development has “Manhattanized” the city's skyline and has expanded its central business district both up and out. The rapid competitive growth of nearby cities has diminished San Francisco's stature and clout in the region's economy. The federal government has withdrawn its visible hand of support and its concern for urban problems, while at the same time “tax reform” through Proposition 13 has whittled away ...

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