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Author Liazos, Ariane, 1976- author.

Title Reforming the city the contested origins of urban government, 1890-1930 Ariane Liazos
Published New York Columbia University Press [2020]


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Contents The emergence of the movement for "good city government" : municipal reform -- Associations, c. 1880-1900 -- "Saved by the scholar" : political science, the municipal program, and the National Municipal League, c. 1890-1900 -- The municipal program and early campaigns for charter reform, c. 1895-1910 -- "The franchise problem" : home rule, charter reform, and the provision of public services, c. 1900-1915 -- The commission plan, c. 1900-1915 -- "Whether democracy and efficiency are inherently irreconcilable" : professionalization -- And expertise in municipal reform, c. 1905-1920 -- "The transition to government by experts" : the origins and spread of commission/city manager government, 1912-1925 -- The legacy of the movement for urban reform : state-building and popular control
Summary Ariane Liazos examines the urban reform movement that swept through the country in the early twentieth century and its unintended consequences. Reforming the City offers powerful insights into the relationships between scholarship and reform and between the structures of city government and urban democracy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National Municipal League -- History
National Municipal League
Municipal government -- United States -- History
Municipal government by city manager -- United States -- History
City councils -- United States -- History
City dwellers -- Political activity -- United States -- History
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
City councils
Municipal government
Municipal government by city manager
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780231549370