Urban Politics
Poli 213, Fall 2006
Phone:
201-200-3259 Email:
fmoran@njcu.edu

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Course Description:

Most Americans live in urban areas and urban governments undoubtedly provide us with our closest interaction with political life. Yet despite this proximity, this level of government remains among the least studied and least appreciated aspects of American political life. In this course we'll study the history, structure, and processes of urban government in the United States.

 Useful Links

New Jersey Urban Governments

Cities:

Bayonne
East Orange
Hoboken
Jersey City
Newark
Paterson

Counties:

New Jersey Association of Counties

Essex
Hudson
Hudson County Economic Development Corporation
Union

NJ State Government

New Jersey Legislature
New Jersey Government
NJ childcare

Special Districts

Jersey City Incinerator Authority 

Institutions

National Government

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Machine Politics

Frank Hague

Recreation
Optical Illusions

Metropolitan Newspapers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Baltimore Sun
Boston Globe
Chicago Tribune
Christian Science Monitor
Dallas Morning News
Houston Chronicle
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
Philadelphia Inquirer
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Washington Times
For other papers not on the list try:

Newspaper Association of America

Other News Media

ABC News
Associated Press
BBC World News
CNN
CBS News
Electronic Policy Network
Fox News
MS-NBC
The Nation
National Review
Newsweek
PBS
Policy.com
Reuters
Time Magazine
US News & World Report

Other Urban Study Sites


American Planning Association

Brookings Institution Papers on Urban Issues

Heritage Foundation Urban Issues Site

The National Urban League

The Urban Institute

Center for Urban Transportation Research

Center for Urban Transportation Studies

 Urban Area Data:

City Data bank
County Data bank
Race in US Cities
Fiscal Health of NJ cities

Sites mentioned in class

Railroad network
Immigration in US

 


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