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Author Hanson, Royce.
Title Civic culture and urban change : governing Dallas / Royce Hanson.
Imprint Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2003]

Author Hanson, Royce.
Subject Political culture -- Texas -- Dallas -- History -- 20th century.
City planning -- Texas -- Dallas -- History -- 20th century.
Urban policy -- Texas -- Dallas -- History -- 20th century.
Dallas (Tex.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Dallas (Tex.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xix 457 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-438) and index.
Contents Urban regimes and change -- The city that invented itself -- The transformation of the Dallas economy -- Economic structure, demography, and political power -- Power failure : public education in Dallas -- The regency at work : redesigning policing -- Growth as a public good : the Dallas growth machine -- Making development policy the Dallas way -- The private uses of public powers -- The phantom publics of Dallas -- Race, representation, and legitimacy -- How Dallas "solves" problems -- Reflections.
Summary "Civic Culture and Urban Change analyzes Dallas government's adaptation to shifts in the city's demography and economic structure that occurred after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Using the example of Dallas to examine civic culture as a product of a governing regime, the book studies the constraints civic culture places on one city's capacity to adapt to changes in its population, economy, and distribution of political power. Royce Hanson traces the impact of civic culture in Dallas on the city's handling of major crises in education, policing, and management of urban development over the past forty years and shows the reciprocal effect of responses to crises on the development of civic capital."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780814337479 (electronic bk.)
0814337473 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 777595284
Additional Format Print version: Hanson, Royce. Civic culture and urban change. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2003 0814330800 (DLC) 2002010175 (OCoLC)50079612

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