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Historical Perspectives: What Can We Learn?

Hans Tammemagi

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128987
eISBN:
9780197561423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128987.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

More than any other single event, the seemingly endless wandering of the garbage barge Mobro 4000 symbolizes the frustrating situation we find ourselves in. The barge, ... More


The All-Powerful NIMBY

Hans Tammemagi

in The Waste Crisis: Landfills, Incinerators, and the Search for a Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128987
eISBN:
9780197561423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128987.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

Our society has reached a frustrating impasse: everyone wants consumer goods, but nobody wants the associated waste. In all levels of society from the grass-roots to ... More


Strategy and Tactics for Building Institutions

Franklin E. Zimring

in The Insidious Momentum of American Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197513170
eISBN:
9780197513200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197513170.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Population and Demography

If prison populations remain at the high end of historical patterns, then informed policy on whether new penal facilities should be built and where becomes an important issue. This chapter suggests ... More


Alternative Approaches to Regional Equity and Racial Justice

Edward G. Goetz

in The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707599
eISBN:
9781501716706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707599.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides an overview of two different ways of working towards racial justice and regional equity. The two approaches are integration efforts on the one hand and community development ... More


Not In My Backyard Activism and Information

Dominic Hauck

in Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029247
eISBN:
9780262329736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029247.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The paper develops a theory that shows how informed Not In My Backyard activism can benefit investors, who want to invest in risky projects. The argument is based on the idea that evaluation of the ... More


Reluctant Activists

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the phenomena of the reluctant activist. These are residents of an environmental sacrifice zone who became activists after coming to a realization that their health and ... More


Introduction: The Causes and Consequences of the Prison Boom

John M. Eason

in Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces the concept of the prison town—a nonmetropolitan municipality that has secured and constructed a prison for a federal, state, or private operator—as a strategic site to ... More


Have You Seen My Backyard? Rural Ecology, Disrepute, and Prison Placement

John M. Eason

in Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the Please in My Backyard (PIMBY) question posed in the opening chapter is reframed by asking, “Have you seen my backyard?” This chapter explores the potential motivations behind ... More


Finding Beauty in the Hideous: Prison Placement as Reputation Management

John M. Eason

in Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

I show how local decision makers construct narratives of how the FCFCF will improve the town’s reputation. In order to build support for placement, the prison, an otherwise stigmatized institution, ... More


The Integrated State: San Francisco and Challenges for Policy Implementation

Charley E. Willison

in Ungoverned and Out of Sight: Public Health and the Political Crisis of Homelessness in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197548325
eISBN:
9780197548356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548325.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

San Francisco represents municipalities with a local supportive housing policy. San Francisco highlights the significance of policy implementation as a critical process that cannot be overlooked when ... More


The Fragmented State: Atlanta and the Challenges of Coordination

Charley E. Willison

in Ungoverned and Out of Sight: Public Health and the Political Crisis of Homelessness in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197548325
eISBN:
9780197548356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548325.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Atlanta represents municipalities with a supportive housing policy in municipalities that are majority Black and in states that have not expanded Medicaid. Atlanta’s Continuum of Care is integrated ... More


Building Community?: Homeownership and the Politics of Exclusion

Brian J. McCabe

in No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community and the Politics of Homeownership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190270452
eISBN:
9780190270490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270452.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter rescales the analysis to the level of the community to ask about the way homeowners reshape the places where they live. Deepening current theories of NIMBY politics, it argues that ... More


Legal Regulation of NIMBY Conflict in China

Wang Mingyuan and Li Bin

in Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity: Legal Change and Impact on Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198767954
eISBN:
9780191821783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter elaborates on the internal mechanism for occurrence of ‘NIMBY conflicts’ in China. The ‘NIMBY conflict’—a social conflict caused by neighbouring residents boycotting the planned ... More


Parks and Refs: Democracy, Disobedience, and Public Space

Margaret Kohn

in The Death and Life of the Urban Commonwealth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190606596
eISBN:
9780190606633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606596.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the use of civil disobedience to protect access to public space. A conflict over a soccer pitch in the Mission District of San Francisco highlights the connection between ... More


Group Homes in Gridlock: Litigation and Backlash over Group Home Location

Alison L. Gash

in Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190201159
eISBN:
9780190235550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201159.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Where same-sex parenting offers an example of the use of low-visibility advocacy to diminish the incidence of backlash, group home litigation demonstrates how low-visibility advocacy can offset the ... More


To Tell or Not to Tell: Secrecy or Transparency in Group Home Sitings

Alison L. Gash

in Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190201159
eISBN:
9780190235550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201159.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

To contend with frequent and unyielding NIMBY responses to group home siting plans, group home operators and advocates have devised a number of strategies. Some argue that the best cure for group ... More


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