New York City politics : governing Gotham / Bruce F. Berg.

Author
Berg, Bruce F. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Second edition.
Published/​Created
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2018]
Description
vii, 346 pages ; 25 cm

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Subject(s)
Summary note
"Most experts consider economic development to be the dominant factor influencing urban politics. They point to the importance of the finance and real estate industries, the need to improve the tax base, and the push to create jobs. Bruce F. Berg maintains that there are three forces which are equally important in explaining New York City politics: economic development; the city's relationships with the state and federal governments, which influence taxation, revenue and public policy responsibilities; and New York City's racial and ethnic diversity, resulting in demands for more equitable representation and greater equity in the delivery of public goods and services. New York City Politics focuses on the impact of these three forces on the governance of New York City's political system including the need to promote democratic accountability, service delivery equity, as well as the maintenance of civil harmony. This second edition updates the discussion with examples from the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations as well as current public policy issues including infrastructure, housing and homelessness, land use regulations, and education"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
Machine generated contents note: 1 Introduction 2 The Economic Development Imperative 3 The State and the City 4 The Federal Government and the City 5 Racial and Ethnic Diversity 6 Political Parties in New York City Governance 7 The Charter, the Mayor, and the Other Guys 8 The City Council 9 The Municipal Bureaucracy Conclusion Acknowledgments References Index.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780813586670 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 0813586674 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 9780813586663 (paperback ; : alkaline paper)
  • 0813586666 (paperback ; : alkaline paper)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN
2017054290
OCLC
1013988339
Other standard number
  • 99977917679
RCP
C - S

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