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Mayors and Money

Fiscal Policy in New York and Chicago

Mayors and Money

Fiscal Policy in New York and Chicago

Chicago and New York share similar backgrounds but have had strikingly different fates. Tracing their fortunes from the 1930s to the present day, Ester R. Fuchs examines key policy decisions which have influenced the political structures of these cities and guided them into, or clear of, periods of economic crisis.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Toward a Political Theory of the Urban Fiscal Crisis
2. Fiscal Crisis and Fiscal Stress: A Comparative Perspective
3. Depression-Era Fiscal Crises: Political Lessons for Urban Policymakers
4. City Budgets and the Urban Fiscal Condition: Trends in Expenditures
5. City Budgets and the Urban Fiscal Condition: Trends in Revenue and Debt
6. Intergovernmental Relations, Legal Arrangements and the Urban Fiscal Policy Process
7. Interest Groups, the Political Party, and the Urban Fiscal Policy Process
8. Conclusion
Appendix A: Mayoral Administrations
Appendix B: Some Methodological Issues
Appendix C: Census Data Categories
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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