New York City Politics: Governing Gotham

New York City Politics: Governing Gotham


Most specialists reflect on fiscal improvement to be the dominant issue influencing city politics. They element to the significance of the finance and actual property industries, the necessity to increase the tax base, and the frenzy to create jobs. Bruce F. Berg keeps that there are 3 forces that are both very important in ny urban politics:

  • Economic development.
  • The city’s relationships with the country and the federal governments, which impact taxation, profit, and public coverage responsibilities.
  • New York City’s racial and ethnic variety, leading to demands illustration, attractiveness, and fairness within the supply of services.

Berg’s concentration is on all 3 forces, in addition to the interaction between them.   alongside the way in which, Berg covers a variety of themes, together with the Dinkins, Giuliani, and Bloomberg administrations; the battles over activities arenas; social gathering politics; emerging immigrant teams and the function in their leaders; adjustments to the city’s constitution; and ny urban politics within the post-9/11 era.

An attractive examine the complicated nature of city politics, this e-book is the one one among its type to provide a complete narrative of the demanding situations, frustrations, and successes of recent York’s governing associations, and their clients for assembly the city’s long term needs.

Show sample text content

Download sample