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Most published research suggests that the decline of urban mass transportation after World War II resulted from the growth of private automobile use, which diverted ridership and financial resources from transit systems. This interpretation is challenged by findings from a case study of the New...
Despite advances in understanding the impacts of at-large versus district systems of representation at the local level, little is known about how local governments deal with minority populations while drawing the boundaries of local council districts. This question is examined using data drawn...
The question addressed by this study is whether or not the increase in black suburbanization during the 1960s, and especially, during the 1970s, has affected the patterns of suburban racial change described for earlier decades. Patterns of suburban racial change during the 1970-1980 decade are...
The hypothesis that racial or ethnic minority groups that are residentially segregated from the majority group in a racially or ethnically mixed society are less likely to be assimilated than those who are residentially integrated is empirically assessed. Data are used from the 1980 census of...
Voluntary and nonprofit organizations, private firms, and public agencies provide and produce many of the same goods and services at the local level. Consequently, the adequacy, equity, and efficiency of the local public sector and the aggregate performance of the three sectors cannot be fully...
The article describes and evaluates the Responsive Public Services system of Savannah, Georgia. This system apparently is unique in its comprehensive measurement of output equality of conditions in all city neighborhoods, in its ongoing targeting of city resources into neighborhoods judged to be...
Models used to explain levels of community participation often incorporate demographic and contextual factors. Among empirical findings, the most consistent have been that participation rates are negatively associated with community affluence, and that a sense of community identity increases...
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