OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Pragmatist: Bill de Blasio's Quest to Save the Soul of New York

ISBN : 9780190679507

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¥4,609
著者: 
Joseph P. Viteritti
ページ
288 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
156 x 235 mm
刊行日
2017年10月
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When Michael Bloomberg handed the city over to Bill de Blasio, New York and the country were experiencing record levels of income inequality. De Blasio was the first progressive elected to City Hall in twenty years. Invoking La Guardia's name, he pledged to improve the lives of those marginalized by poverty and prejudice. Unlike La Guardia, de Blasio did not have political allies in Washington like President Franklin D. Roosevelt who could effectively support his progressive agenda. As he approaches his second term, the situation has gotten worse, with Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans who control Congress determined to further eradicate social programs that help the needy. As a result, de Blasio's mayoralty is a luminous case study of what mayors can and cannot do on their own to address economic and social inequality. As the Democratic Party attempts to reposition itself to assemble a viable political coalition that cuts across boundaries of race, class and gender, de Blasio's efforts to redefine priorities in America's largest city is instructive. The Pragmatist is the first in-depth look at the man himself and his policies in crucial areas such as housing, homelessness, education, and criminal justice. It is a test case for the viability progressivism itself. Along the way, Viteritti introduces the reader to every NYC mayor since La Guardia, including progressives who breathed life into the "soul of the city" before the devastating fiscal crisis of 1975 put it on the brink of bankruptcy, and those post-fiscal crisis chief executives who served during times of limiting austerity. This story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of progressivism in America's major urban center demonstrates that the road to progress has been a long and continuing journey with many fits and starts along the way.

目次: 

Preface: Why This Book?
1.Who is Bill de Blasio?

I. EARLY YEARS
2. All in the Family
3. A Radical Turns to Politics

II. PAST AS PROLOGUE
4. The Soul of New York
5. Fiscal Collapse, Dreams Deferred
6. Growing Inequality

III. BEING MAYOR
7. Let's Try Governing
8. A New Agenda
9. Why Bother?

著者について: 

Joseph P. Viteritti is the Thomas Hunter Professor of Public Policy at Hunter College, CUNY. He is the author of many books, including Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream.

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