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Martin Shefter
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Political Crisis/Fiscal Crisis: The Collapse and Revival of New York City

(Columbia History of Urban Life)

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Hardcover, 270 pages
Published April 1992 by Columbia University Press (first published April 1st 192)
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Shefter's book is a dispassionate account of the circumstances leading to and consequences resulting from New York City's 1975 fiscal crisis. His primary contention is that fiscal crises "occur with sufficient regularity" to be regarded as an "integral part of American urban politics" rather than exceptional episodes (xxiii). Shefter provides a very broad overview of the types of situations that might lead to these general crises in chapter one. He does so without providing any specific evidence ...more
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If you ever wanted to get a detailed overview of what led to New York's fiscal crisis in the 70' and the aftermath, then this is th book.
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