Urban Elites and Mass Transportation

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Author: J. Allen Whitt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400857456

Category: Transportation

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In an unusually systematic approach to the study of urban politics, this study compares three different models of political power to see which can best explain the development of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System in San Francisco and the attempts of Los Angeles to build a comparable system. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Building American Cities

Kenneth C. Orski, 'The Private Challenge to Public Transportation," in Urban Transit: Private Challenges to Public ... J. Allen Whitt, Urban Elites and Mass Transportation (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982), pp. 107-132. 62.

Author: Joe R. Feagin

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587981487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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This reprint of the second edition, published by Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, c1990, provides an astute, critical overview and analysis of urban development in the US. The volume's ten chapters include discussion of traditional market-oriented social science perspectives on cities an

Making Social Science Matter

At the local level we may cite two works by J. Allen Whitt , Urban Elites and Mass Transportation : The Dialectics of Power ( Princeton , NJ : Princeton University Press , 1982 ) and " Toward a Class - Dialectical Model of Power : An ...

Author: Bent Flyvbjerg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052177568X

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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New approach demonstrating how social science can be successful, focusing on context, values, and power.

Urban Transport Environment and Equity

Weyrich, P M and Lind, W S (1996) Conservatives and mass transit: is it time for a new look?, Free Congress Foundation and ... Whitt, I A (1982) Urban elites and mass transportation — the dialectics of power, Princeton Press, US.

Author: Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134201341

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and political aspects of transport policy and provides a methodology to support this approach. It emphasizes the importance of co-ordinating urban, transport and traffic planning, and addresses the major challenge of modifying the building and use of roads. The author makes suggestions for innovative and radical new measures towards an equitable and sustainable urban environment.

Rights in Transit

Public Transportation and the Right to the City in California's East Bay Kafui Ablode Attoh. 65. Marcuse, “From Critical Urban Theory,” 192. 66. Harvey, “Right to the City,” 37. 67. Harvey, Rebel Cities, xvi. This rather broad appeal to ...

Author: Kafui Ablode Attoh

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820354224

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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Is public transportation a right? Should it be? For those reliant on public transit, the answer is invariably “yes” to both. Indeed, when city officials propose slashing service or raising fares, it is these riders who are often the first to appear at that officials’ door demanding their “right” to more service. Rights in Transit starts from the presumption that such riders are justified. For those who lack other means of mobility, transit is a lifeline. It offers access to many of the entitlements we take as essential: food, employment, and democratic public life itself. While accepting transit as a right, this book also suggests that there remains a desperate need to think critically, both about what is meant by a right and about the types of rights at issue when public transportation is threatened. Drawing on a detailed case study of the various struggles that have come to define public transportation in California’s East Bay, Rights in Transit offers a direct challenge to contemporary scholarship on transportation equity. Rather than focusing on civil rights alone, Rights in Transit argues for engaging the more radical notion of the right to the city.

Politics and Public Policy in Hawai i

Delbert A Taebel and James V. Cornehls , The Political Economy of Urban Transportation ( Port Washington , New York : National University ... J.A. Whitt , " BART and the Gentlemen Engineers , " in Urban Elites and Mass Transportation .

Author: Zachary Alden Smith

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079140949X

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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Hawai'i is of special interest as a state because its history differs so greatly from that of the other United States and because its social and political institutions are unique. It is, for example, the only state that has no incorporated villages, towns, or cities, and it has the most centralized system of governance of any U. S. state. This book addresses policy topics of importance to Hawai'i and other communities facing rapid growth, unsettling change, and a new economic environment. The authors describe the policy formation process characteristic of the island state, the formal institutional environment, and significant policy issues. The latter include social and ethnic dynamics, land use, housing, crime, natural resources, budgetary politics, and the situation of contemporary Hawai'ians. The chapters are tied together by the comparative, historical, and prospective approach that characterize each analysis, and by the interpretive comments of editors Smith and Pratt.

Transforming Urban Transport

Mineta Transportation Institute. October. Accessed November 5, 2015. http://transweb.sjsu. edu/MTIportal/research/publications/documents/01-17.pdf. Whitt, J. Allen. 1982. Urban Elites and Mass Transportation: The Dialectics of Power.

Author: Diane E. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190875701

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Transforming Urban Transport brings into focus the origins and implementation pathways of significant urban transport innovations that have recently been adopted in major, democratically governed world cities that are seeking to advance sustainability aims. It documents how proponents of new transportation initiatives confronted a range of administrative, environmental, fiscal, and political obstacles by using a range of leadership skills, technical resources, and negotiation capacities to move a good idea from the drawing board to implementation. The book's eight case studies focus on cities of great interest across the globe--Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Stockholm, and Vienna--many of which are known for significant mayor leadership and efforts to rescale power from the nation to the city. The cases highlight innovations likely to be of interest to transport policy makers from all corners, such as strengthening public transportation services, vehicle and traffic management measures, repurposing roads and other urban spaces away from their initial function as vehicle travel corridors, and turning sidewalks and city streets into more pedestrian-friendly places for walking, cycling, and leisure. Aside from their transformative impacts in transportation terms, many of the policy innovations examined here have altered planning institutions, public-private sector relations, civil society commitments, and governance mandates in the course of implementation. In bringing these cases to the fore, Transforming Urban Transport advances understanding of the conditions under which policy interventions can expand institutional capacities and governance mandates, particularly linked to urban sustainability. As such, it is an essential contribution to larger debates about what it takes to make cities more environmentally sustainable and the types of strategies and tactics that best advance progress on these fronts in both the short- and the long-term.

Studying the Power Elite

The crisis of growth politics: Cleveland, Kucinich, and the challenge of urban populism . Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Sweezy, Paul. ... Urban elites and mass transportation . Princeton: Princeton University Press. ———. 1986.

Author: G. William Domhoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351588621

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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This book critiques and extends the analysis of power in the classic, Who Rules America?, on the fiftieth anniversary of its original publication in 1967—and through its subsequent editions. The chapters, written especially for this book by twelve sociologists and political scientists, provide fresh insights and new findings on many contemporary topics, among them the concerted attempt to privatize public schools; foreign policy and the growing role of the military-industrial component of the power elite; the successes and failures of union challenges to the power elite; the ongoing and increasingly global battles of a major sector of agribusiness; and the surprising details of how those who hold to the egalitarian values of social democracy were able to tip the scales in a bitter conflict within the power elite itself on a crucial banking reform in the aftermath of the Great Recession. These social scientists thereby point the way forward in the study of power, not just in the United States, but globally. A brief introductory chapter situates Who Rules America? within the context of the most visible theories of power over the past fifty years—pluralism, Marxism, Millsian elite theory, and historical institutionalism. Then, a chapter by G. William Domhoff, the author of Who Rules America?, takes us behind the scenes on how the original version was researched and written, tracing the evolution of the book in terms of new concepts and research discoveries by Domhoff himself, as well as many other power structure researchers, through the 2014 seventh edition. Readers will find differences of opinion and analysis from chapter to chapter. The authors were encouraged to express their views independently and frankly. They do so in an admirable and useful fashion that will stimulate everyone’s thinking on these difficult and complex issues, setting the agenda for future studies of power.

Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

Likewise , work on city or urban elites ( often , but not always , from or against a growth coalition perspective ) also continues apace [ see , for example , Whitt ( 1982 ) on the influence of urban elites in mass transportation policy ...

Author: Ram A. Cnaan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387329331

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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Although the way associations and the organization of local social life are intertwined is one of the oldest approaches to community study, the way citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been a primary focus. Associations are central to important and developing areas of social theory and social action. This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.

Suburbanizing the Masses

Public Transport and Urban Development in Historical Perspective Colin Divall, Winstan Bond ... See, for example, Whitt, J. Allen, Urban Elites and Mass Transportation: The Dialectics of Power, Princeton, N.J., 1982; Yago, Glenn, ...

Author: Colin Divall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351776929

Category: History

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This title was first published in 2003. Suburbanizing the Masses examines how collective forms of transport have contributed to the spatial and social evolution of towns and cities in various countries since the mid nineteenth century. Divided into two sections, the volume develops first the classic tradition on transport and the city, public transport's 'impact' on urban development. The contextualisation of transport is one important factor in the historical debates surrounding urban development. As well as analysing the discourse employed by urban political and business elites in favour of public transport, these contributions show the degree to which practice often fell short of ideals. The second section tackles the professional paradigms of urban transport: the circulation of traffic in cities and the technological modes appropriate to its realization. In particular these contributions explore the paradigms held by professional planners and managers, and the political classes associated with them. From a variety of perspectives Suburbanizing the Masses demonstrates the continuing relevance of socio-historical inquiry on the relationship between public transport and urban development. By differentiating between the many roles of urban transport in the nineteenth century, it confirms that public transport was not directly linked to urban growth, and instead often had only a limited effect on the wider urban structure. Suburbanizing the Masses forces a reassessment of the received historiography that maintains cheap public transport was essential to the spectacular growth of cites in the nineteenth century.