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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 ...

Miami: Minority Empowerment and Regime Change
Miami: Minority empowerment and regime change
Ronald K.Vogel, Genie N. L.Stowers

MIAMI HAS UNDERGONE a radical transformation in the last three decades. No aspect of its political, economic, or social condition has been left unchanged. The most striking difference is to be found in Miami's ethnic composition. Thirty years ago, Hispanics were an insignificant proportion of the population. Today, Cubans are a majority within the city of Miami and have come to dominate its government institutions. By the year 2000, they will comprise a majority of the county population as well.

The Cubans and other Latins have had a dramatic effect upon the fortunes of downtown and have been a major factor in redefining Miami as an international city. Miami is not ...

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