By Marion Orr, Valerie C. Johnson
A number one theorist in city politics, Clarence Stone redefined the sector along with his prize-winning e-book Regime Politics and is now stated because the father of ''regime analysis.'' Over the process 4 many years, he has tested political energy and management, race and politics, and the politics of social reform in city settings via writings that experience critiqued, debated, and recast huge questions on democracy and inequality.
This ebook collects ten vintage articles and essays by means of Stone to create a succinct reader in city politics. It encompasses theoretical paintings on city political energy; examinations of political management in neighborhood politics; concerns of race, category, and political strength in Atlanta; and writings at the politics of social reform and concrete regeneration. those items offer a version for integrating empiricism with idea, supply Stone's personal reflections on his concept, and exhibit the evolution of his thought.
The quantity additionally positive aspects 3 new items. The editors' creation presents an insightful evaluate of where of city politics in political technological know-how and an outline of Stone's contributions to the sphere. Stone himself offers a new essay that paints a imaginative and prescient for a brand new city time table, utilizing the regime idea as a base on which to construct for the long run. And Jennifer Hochschild's concluding bankruptcy assesses Stone's paintings and lays out replacement views, finding his scholarship inside political technological know-how and declaring its many strengths in addition to a few of its omissions.
This assortment reminds these attracted to discourse approximately democracy, illustration, inequality, justice, and gear of the benefits that learning towns can deliver to those vital concerns. It additionally serves to redirect urbanists to special foundational facets of the city regime framework and should stand because the legacy of the main influential theorist in his field.
This booklet is a part of the Studies in govt and Public Policy sequence.