Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America: The Keys to City Hall - Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy (Hardback)
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Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America: The Keys to City Hall - Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy (Hardback)

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Some of the most populated and storied American cities had mayoral elections in 2013. Open contests in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, for example, offer laboratories to examine electoral trends in urban politics. Cities are facing varied predicaments. Boston was rocked by the bombing of the marathon on April 15. Detroit is roiled by being the largest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy, and Chicago, which had an open, competitive election in 2011, is dealing with significant gun violence. San Diego's mayor resigned in August 2013 due to sexual harassment charges and other mayors are surrounded by corruption scandals. Houston and St. Louis had non-competitive elections recently but their mayors are notable for their tenure in office and emphasis will be on public policy outcomes in those cases. Leaders in most cities face dramatic changes and challenges due to economic and social realities.

The Keys to City Hall offers a complete and succinct review and analysis of the top mayoral campaigns in major American cities in recent years as well as the politics and public policy management of those urban areas. Emerging theories of urban governance, demographic changes, and economic conditions are examined in introductory chapters; the introduction will provide a unique and comprehensive focus on major trends in advertisement, changes in campaign strategies, fundraising, and the use of social media at the local level. In Part Two, scholars with expertise in local politics, urban public policy, and the governance explore some of the largest and most noteworthy U.S. cities, each of which has a recent, competitive mayoral election. They will also provide updated data on mayoral powers and problems faced by local executives.

Written as lively narratives in a highly readable style, this book advances theory on urban politics by reviewing developments in the field and aligning theoretical approaches with realities on the ground based on the most recent elections and governance structures. As such, it will be a much needed resource to scholars interested in local politics, and the public policy debates of specific major urban and metropolitan areas.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138821316
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


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"The journey of getting elected mayor of a large U.S. city and then governing it successfully has been wrought by significant challenges in recent decades. Precipitous population losses, civil unrest, economic decline, infrastructure deterioration, property devaluation, corruption, social decay, and globalization have changed the landscape of these elections and subsequently affected the choice of mayoral governance styles. This book presents a provocative account of these changes as well as a much needed augmentation of what we know about elections for local chief executives (i.e., mayors). Presently, we know much more about elections for presidents and governors."-J. Edwin Benton, Ph.D, University of South Florida

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