Profiling the ten most populous cities in the United States during ten critical eras of political development, Cities in American Political History presents a unique singular focus on American cities, their government and politics, industry, commerce, labor, and race and ethnicity. This title analyzes the role that large cities from New York to Chicago to San Jose have played in U.S. politics and policymaking. Each entry is structured for straightforward comparison across issues and eras. The city profiles include basic data and statistics for the era and are accompanied by maps of each era and the largest cities at that time.

Chapter 10. Cities in the Neoliberal Era, 1989–2011

Chapter 10. Cities in the Neoliberal Era, 1989–2011

The period from 1989 to 2011 begins with the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the bipolar world order that defined the Cold War. A new “war on terror” took its place, marked in 2001 by the joint attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, leading to American-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under the authority of a ...

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