Private Neighborhoods and the Transformation of Local Government

Author: Robert Henry Nelson

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 0877667519

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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From 1980 to 2000, half the new housing in the United States was built in a development project governed by a neighborhood association. More than 50 million Americans now live in these associations. In Private Neighborhoods and the Transformation of Local Government, Robert Nelson reviews the history of neighborhood associations, explains their recent explosive growth, and speculates on their future role in American society. Unlike many previous studies, Nelson takes on the whole a positive view. Neighborhood associations are providing the neighborhood environment controls desired by the residents, high quality common services, and a stronger sense of neighborhood community. Identifying significant operating problems, Nelson proposes new options for improving the future governance of neighborhood associations.
Neighborhood Government

Author: Milton Kotler

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073910991X

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 609

At a time of intense urban civil unrest in the United States, this classic text by Milton Kotler was the first to forcefully demonstrate how governance on the neighborhood level could allow Americans to regain liberty and the right to govern their own lives. Kotler's original project showed how towns--once independent but then later annexed by adjacent cities--became exploited by centralized downtown power. As relevant today as it was when originally published in 1969, Neighborhood Government continues to speak to American cities whose faces have been radically changed by immigration, urban sprawl, and communities fractured by pervasive economic and racial inequality. With a new critical foreword by Terry L. Cooper that places the text within contemporary debates and a new foreword and afterword from the author, Neighborhood Government continues to be a vital work for anyone interested in the economic, social, and political health of American cities and the continuing struggle to increase community investment and control.

Author: Howard W. Hallman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050206302

Category: Science

Page: 346

View: 565

Hallman's in-depth study begins with the basic definition that a neighbourhood is both a physical place and a social community. Neighbourhoods are analysed as: personal arenas (where individuals perform certain classes of action, e.g. shopping); social communities (where individuals work together in groups and take part in some form of collective life); physical places (where certain amenities are, e.g. houses and hospitals which give an area a cohesiveness as a whole); political communities (of varying degrees of intensity); and as little economies (where people buy houses, rent houses, employ each other etc).
Pro Bono Representation by Employees of the Federal Government and the District of Columbia

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice


ISBN: UCR:31210017818376

Category: Government attorneys

Page: 82

View: 832

American Community Organizations

Author: Patricia Mooney-Melvin

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002877604

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 313

"An encyclopedic dictionary that treats organizations, persons, and federal legislation that document the history of grass-roots community organizing. . . . Highly recommended to academic libraries with programs in sociology, social work, local politics, and urban history, and to all urban public libraries." Choice
Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods

Author: W. Dennis Keating

Publisher: Studies in Government & Public

ISBN: WISC:89056944531

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

View: 925

Since the 1950s and the advance of urban renewal, local governments and urban policy have focused heavily on the central business district. However, such development has all but ignored the inner-city neighborhoods that continue to struggle in the shadows of high-rise America. This analysis of urban neighborhoods in the United States from 1960 to 1995 presents fifteen essays by scholars of urban planning and development. Together they show how urban neighborhoods can and must be preserved as economic, cultural, and political centers.
Social Issues in America

Author: James Ciment

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2056

View: 198

More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia.
Social Stratification

Author: David B. Grusky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429963193

Category: Social Science

Page: 1196

View: 587

The book covers the research on economic inequality, including the social construction of racial categories, the uneven and stalled gender revolution, and the role of new educational forms and institutions in generating both equality and inequality.