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City of Disorder : How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics

Author: Alex S Vitale
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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2009 Association of American University Presses Award for Jacket Design. In the 1990s, improving the quality of life became a primary focus and a popular catchphrase of the governments of New York and many other American cities. Faced with high levels of homelessness and other disorders associated with a growing disenfranchised population, then mayor Rudolph Giuliani led New York's zero tolerance campaign against  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex S Vitale
ISBN: 0814788416 9780814788417 0814788203 9780814788202
OCLC Number: 1162401714
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (244 p.)
Contents: Introduction --
Conceptualizing the paradigm shift --
Defining the "quality of life" paradigm --
Defining urban liberalism --
The rise of disorder --
Globalization and the urban crisis --
The transformation of policing --
The community backlash --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alex S. Vitale.

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2009 Association of American University Presses Award for Jacket Design. In the 1990s, improving the quality of life became a primary focus and a popular catchphrase of the governments of New York and many other American cities. Faced with high levels of homelessness and other disorders associated with a growing disenfranchised population, then mayor Rudolph Giuliani led New York's zero tolerance campaign against what was perceived to be an increase in disorder that directly threatened social and economic stability. In a traditionally liberal city, the focus had shifted dramatically from impro.

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City of Disorder offers something bracing for liberal policy-makers in New York: a blueprint for the realization of their humanistic values through an array of more muscular, activist policies. They Read more...

 
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