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Government Programs Matter: Political Learning, Policy Feedback, and the Policy-Centered Approach

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. The book shows that the policies and programs of local governments have consequences with respect to citizens’s political participation. ... More


Policy-Centered Theory and Urban Programs: Community Effects in a Global Context

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book has been devoted to an exploration of whether local government policies and programs exhibit the kinds of policy feedback effects observed in policy-centered studies of major social ... More


City Government, Economic Development Incentives, and Business Influence

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with discussions of the emergence of local government controls on economic development incentives for businesses, and the extent to which they have become prevalent in the United ... More


The Participatory Impacts of County Governments’ Means-Tested and Universal Social Programs

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter applies policy-centered theory to determine whether local government involvement in two types of social welfare programs (means tested and universal) has the same pattern of contrasting ... More


City Government and Neighborhoods: Intentional Empowerment and Reactionary Mobilization

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the impact of city government actions on participation in neighborhood associations. It examines both cities with formal systems for involving neighborhood residents in ... More


Community Policing: A Reform Policy for Police Responsiveness

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on community policing, a multifaceted innovation adopted by numerous police departments in the 1990s. Community policing involves proactive crime prevention; enhanced ... More


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