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This study examines the definitions of active citizens and local government officials regarding the everyday and disaster roles of local government. The principal finding is that citizens and officials agreed on the everyday but not the disaster role. Citizens expected a custodial orientation in...
Recent studies of crime in American cities have shown a major contributing factor to be the percentage of the population that is black. This relationship is "explained" by a variety of theories focusing on individual behavior. It is argued that such conclusions cannot be drawn from the data...
In 30 investigated cities, business groups tend not to support leaders who favor poor- oriented redistributive policies, but the degree to which this is so varies greatly from city to city. Although business groups tend to be less supportive of leaders favoring redistributive policies than other...
This project is a correlational analysis of the relationship between government expendi tures and citizens' political orientations at the local level. It is based on the Urban Observatory data collected in the summer of 1970, and expenditure figures reported by the U.S. Bureau of the Census....
The notion that crime can be prevented through environmental design is a recent and promising idea emerging from the fields of architecture and urban planning. However, despite intriguing correlations between crime rates and features of building design, we understand little about the social...
The success of rent or income subsidy programs in helping low-income households obtain better housing depends on the ability of such households to move. For some households, the desire to move is frustrated by problems that constrain their search or housing choice. This article examines the...
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