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Author Liazos, Ariane, 1976-
Title Reforming the city the contested origins of urban government, 1890-1930 Ariane Liazos
Imprint New York Columbia University Press [2020]

Author Liazos, Ariane, 1976-
Subject National Municipal League -- History.
Municipal government -- United States -- History.
Municipal government by city manager -- United States -- History.
City councils -- United States -- History.
City dwellers -- Political activity -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource illustrations
Note Print version record
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The emergence of the movement for "good city government" : municipal reform -- Associations, c. 1880-1900 -- "Saved by the scholar" : political science, the municipal program, and the National Municipal League, c. 1890-1900 -- The municipal program and early campaigns for charter reform, c. 1895-1910 -- "The franchise problem" : home rule, charter reform, and the provision of public services, c. 1900-1915 -- The commission plan, c. 1900-1915 -- "Whether democracy and efficiency are inherently irreconcilable" : professionalization -- And expertise in municipal reform, c. 1905-1920 -- "The transition to government by experts" : the origins and spread of commission/city manager government, 1912-1925 -- The legacy of the movement for urban reform : state-building and popular control
Summary Ariane Liazos examines the urban reform movement that swept through the country in the early twentieth century and its unintended consequences. Reforming the City offers powerful insights into the relationships between scholarship and reform and between the structures of city government and urban democracy
ISBN 9780231549370 electronic bk.
0231549377 electronic bk.
OCLC # 1127052451
Additional Format Print version Liazos, Ariane, 1976- Reforming the city New York : Columbia University Press, [2019] 9780231191388 (DLC) 2019015718 (OCoLC)1112138850

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