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Activists in City Hall : the progressive response to the Reagan era in Boston and Chicago / Pierre Clavel.

By: Clavel, Pierre.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Cornell paperbacks: Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xx, 232 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780801460111; 0801460115.Subject(s): Community activists -- Massachusetts -- Boston | Community activists -- Illinois -- Chicago | Urban policy -- Massachusetts -- Boston | Urban policy -- Illinois -- Chicago | Progressivism (United States politics)Additional physical formats: Print version:: Activists in City Hall.DDC classification: 320.9744/6109048 LOC classification: JS614.A1 | C53 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The progressive city : concept and context -- What the progressive city was -- The movement becomes politics in Boston -- Flynn's City Hall and the neighborhoods -- Neighborhood background and the campaign in Chicago -- Washington in City Hall -- Later developments in Chicago -- Race, class, and the administrative struggle.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The progressive city : concept and context -- What the progressive city was -- The movement becomes politics in Boston -- Flynn's City Hall and the neighborhoods -- Neighborhood background and the campaign in Chicago -- Washington in City Hall -- Later developments in Chicago -- Race, class, and the administrative struggle.

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This chronicle of progressive municipal political movements in Boston and Chicago in the 1980s is a bit dated but quite insightful. More than 25 years have passed since Ray Flynn (Boston) and Harold Washington (Chicago) were elected mayor. To make the past seem more in the distance, readers must peer over two subsequent dynasties: Thomas Menino (Boston) and William Daley (Chicago). In a sophisticated and approachable narrative, Clavel (city and regional planning, Cornell Univ.) discusses how redistributive politics with a neighborhood focus triumphed--at least for a few years--in two of America's major cities. He does an especially skilled job of discussing what happens when the progressive dog actually catches the car of city government and becomes responsible for ruling. This book joins a lengthy line of excellent urban scholarship on Boston and Chicago, for example, Harold Washington and the Neighborhoods: Progressive City Government in Chicago, 1983-1987, edited by Pierre Clavel and Wim Wiewel (CH, Jul'92, 29-6566). Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, and research collections. E. T. Jones University of Missouri--St. Louis

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<p>Pierre Clavel is Professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. He is the author of The Progressive City , coauthor of Reinventing Cities , and coeditor of Harold Washington and the Neighborhoods .</p>

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