Displacing Democracy

Displacing Democracy demonstrates how neighborhoods segregated along economic lines create conditions encouraging high levels of political activity, including civic and political mobilization and voting, among wealthier citizens while simultaneously discouraging and impeding the poor from similar forms of civic engagement.

Displacing Democracy
Economic Segregation in America

Amy Widestrom

2014 | 264 pages | Cloth $59.95
Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Introduction. A Theory of Economic Segregation and Civic Engagement
Chapter 1. Understanding Civic Engagement in Context: Methodology and the Logic of Case Study Selection
Chapter 2. Public Policy and Civic Environments in Urban America
Chapter 3. Economic Segregation and the Mobilizing Capacity of Voluntary Associations
Chapter 4. Economic Segregation, Political Parties, and Political Mobilization
Conclusion. The Dynamics and Implications of Economic Segregation, Civic Engagement, and Public Policy

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments