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The CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States will bring the CQ Press reference guide approach to topics in urban politics and policy in the United States. If the old adage that “all politics is local” is even partially true, then cities are important centers for political activity and for the delivery of public goods and services. U.S. cities are diverse in terms of their political and economic development, demographic makeup, governance structures, and public policies. Yet there are some durable patterns across American cities, too. Despite differences in governance and/or geographic size, most cities face similar challenges in the management of public finances, the administration of public safety, and education. And all U.S. cities have a similar legal status ...

Political Elites
Political Elites
RichardsonDilworthDanielDougherty

In 1924, the husband-and-wife team of Robert and Helen Lynd and three research associates arrived in Muncie, Indiana. For nearly two years, they “conducted surveys, participated in and observed community activities, clipped newspaper articles, and examined archival materials.”1 The result was Middletown: A Study in Modern American ...

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