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Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York Citys Plebiscitary Mayoralty: The Tamer of the Tammany Tiger Richard M. Flanagan

Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York Citys Plebiscitary Mayoralty: The Tamer of the Tammany Tiger

Richard M. Flanagan

Published December 12th 2014
ISBN : 9781137406217
Hardcover
146 pages
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 About the Book 

New York City mayor Robert F. Wagner governed during a period of momentous change in local politics. In this era—too often viewed as a mere prelude to the dramatic events of the Lindsay years and the fiscal crisis of the mid 1970s—important policyMoreNew York City mayor Robert F. Wagner governed during a period of momentous change in local politics. In this era—too often viewed as a mere prelude to the dramatic events of the Lindsay years and the fiscal crisis of the mid 1970s—important policy changes took place in the fields of housing, education, race and labor relations, and in the structures of local governance. This book focuses on the institutional structures that were reconstituted in the three Wagner administrations, the role that the mayors own strategic decision making played in forging the political changes of the era, the long-term consequences of Mayor Wagners choices for future generations of city politicians and citizens, and the meaning and applicability of the concept of plebiscitary governance in the U.S. urban context.