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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
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Vitale, Alex S.
City of disorder.
New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007043257
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex S Vitale
ISBN: 9780814788202 0814788203 9780814788417 0814788416
OCLC Number: 646787402
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages)
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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Discusses New York's zero tolerance campaign against what was perceived to be an increase in disorder that directly threatened social and economic stability  Read more...

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"In City of Disorder, Vitale provides a wise and balanced analysis of the preoccupation with social order in New York City that flowered under Giuliani's watch. On the one side, neoliberal housing Read more...

 
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