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9780314159038 | 4th edition (West Academic, November 8, 2005), cover price $154.00 | About this edition: The legal issues facing city government change rapidly in the United States, and Cases and Materials on Local Government Law, Fourth Edition updates material throughout the book to reflect the most recent changes.
9780314251312 | 3 edition (West Academic, May 1, 2001), cover price $96.00 | About this edition: Description will be provided soon!
9780314042194 | 2 sub edition (West Group, October 1, 1994), cover price $76.70 | About this edition: The Second Edition of Local Government Law, like the first edition, is designed to connect the subject of local government law with current debates about the possibility and wisdom of decentralization of power.
American metropolitan areas today are divided into neighborhoods of privilege and poverty, often along lines of ethnicity and race. City residents traveling through these neighborhoods move from feeling at home to feeling like tourists to feeling so out of place they fear for their security. As Gerald Frug shows, this divided and inhospitable urban landscape is not simply the result of individual choices about where to live or start a business. It is the product of government policies--and, in particular, the policies embedded in legal rules. A Harvard law professor and leading expert on urban affairs, Frug presents the first-ever analysis of how legal rules shape modern cities and outlines a set of alternatives to bring down the walls that now keep city dwellers apart. Frug begins by describing how American law treats cities as subdivisions of states and shows how this arrangement has encouraged the separation of metropolitan residents into different, sometimes hostile groups. He explains in clear, accessible language the divisive impact of rules about zoning, redevelopment, land use, and the organization of such city services as education and policing. He pays special attention to the underlying role of anxiety about strangers, the widespread desire for good schools, and the pervasive fear of crime. Ultimately, Frug calls for replacing the current legal definition of cities with an alternative based on what he calls "community building"--an alternative that gives cities within the same metropolitan region incentives to forge closer links with each other. An incisive study of the legal roots of today's urban problems, City Making is also an optimistic and compelling blueprint for enabling American cities once again to embrace their historic role of helping people reach an accommodation with those who live in the same geographic area, no matter how dissimilar they are. (view table of contents)
9780691007410 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 1, 1999, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: American metropolitan areas today are divided into neighborhoods of privilege and poverty, often along lines of ethnicity and race.
9780691007427 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 20, 2001, cover price $38.95
9780314248398 | 3rd edition (West Group, August 1, 2000), cover price $17.65 | also contains Die Brille Als Optisches Instrument
9780314233097 | 2nd edition (West Group, August 1, 1998), cover price $13.85 | also contains Ultimate Code Book, 2000
Product Description: Book by Greenberg, Judith G., Roberts, Dorothy E., Frug, Gerald E.
9781566625661 | Foundation Pr, July 1, 1997, cover price $9.50 | About this edition: Book by Greenberg, Judith G.
9780314205933 | 2nd edition (West Group, July 1, 1996), cover price $8.50
9781566622219 | Foundation Pr, August 1, 1994, cover price $5.95
9780314928627 | West Group, August 1, 1991, cover price $12.15 | About this edition: this is a book
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