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Regional Politics
America in a Post-City Age

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Volume: 45

August 1996 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Bringing together the thoughts of outstanding contributors, Regional Politics presents a comparative study on the emerging regional nature of local and urban politics. Recent studies tend to focus on the politics and power of internal cities or on suburban areas that have gained incredible strength in the past decade. However, this important volume explores how politics work in the extended metropolis or "functional city"--which includes and surrounds the urban core and whose economy, society, and politics are integrally joined. Contributors center on detailed case studies of 10 cities with a look at the development of regional patterns, an analysis of the impact regionalism has on urban politics, and an outline for an overall approach. The comprehensive and state-of-the-art expertise presented in this volume makes Regional Politics ideal for planners, policymakers, academics, researchers, and students in the areas of urban politics, state and local government, and public policy.

 
INTRODUCTION
H V Savitch and Ronald K Vogel
Regional Patterns in a Post City Era
 
PART ONE: AVOIDANCE AND CONFLICT
Bruce Berg and Paul Kantor
New York
The Politics of Conflict and Avoidance

 
Alan L Saltzstein
Los Angeles
Politics without Governance

 
Donald Phares and Claude Louishomme
St Louis
A Politically Fragmented Area

 
 
PART TWO: MUTUAL ADJUSTMENT
Jeffrey Henig, David Brunori and Mark Ebert
Washington DC
Cautions and Constrained Cooperation

 
H V Savitch and Ronald K Vogel
Louisville
Compacts and Antagonistic Cooperation

 
Louise Jezierski
Pittsburgh
Partnerships in a Regional City

 
 
PART THREE: METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT
Genie Stowers
Miami
Experiences in Regional Government

 
John J Harrigan
Minneapolis-St Paul
Structuring Metropolitan Government

 
Bert Swanson
Jacksonville
Consolidation and Regional Governance

 
Arthur C Nelson
Portland
The Metropolitan Umbrella

 
 
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION
H V Savitch and Ronald K Vogel
Perspectives for the Present and Lessons for the Future

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