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The authors use the 1993 municipal election in Atlanta, Georgia, and a special election to fill two vacancies on the Fulton County (Georgia) Commission to test ballot-confusion, saliency-of-the-contest, and voter-fatigue explanations for roll-off (ballot noncompletion). No evidence of the...
Mayors' behavior is a reflection not only of constituent preferences but also of their own beliefs, values, and perceptions-their assumptive worlds. The authors analyze the responses of Detroit-area mayors to questions about their orientation to the local citizenry, perception of the most...
The increasing participation of lesbians and gay men in municipal politics is a product of the convergence of several processes: the creation of a movement among individuals, most of whom previously accepted collective invisibility; the mobilization of political resources by members of the...
Globalization of the production, distribution, and consumption of culture has affected the identity of locale or neighborhood. In many instances, local cultural forms, such as music and art, are appropriated for international consumer markets. The author analyzes the effect of global...
Urban analysts contend that a key process underlying the extensive growth of producer services industries in U.S. metropolitan areas is the external contracting of producer services functions by corporations. This practice has been linked to changes in the geographic scope of corporate activity...
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