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The City at Stake:
Secession, Reform, and the Battle for Los Angeles
Raphael J. Sonenshein
With a new afterword by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Maps ix
List of Tables xi
Preface: Reform under the Gun xiii
Acknowledgments xix
PART ONE: The Dynamics of Urban Reform
CHAPTER ONE
The Politics of Reform: The New Institutionalism Meets the New Diversity 3
CHAPTER TWO
Studying Los Angeles Politics 14
PART TWO: The Roots of Los Angeles Charter Reform
CHAPTER THREE
Reform, Los Angeles Style 29
CHAPTER FOUR
Richard Riordan and Conservative Reform 57
CHAPTER FIVE
Valley Secession and the Suburban Revolt 72
CHAPTER SIX
Charter Reform: The Cure for Secession? 84
PART THREE: The Battle over the Charter
CHAPTER SEVEN
The 1997 Municipal Elections and the Politics of Charter Reform 95
CHAPTER EIGHT
The Charter Reform Commissions 104
CHAPTER NINE
The Inside Game: Mayoral Authority 110
CHAPTER TEN
The Inside Game: Police Reform 123
CHAPTER ELEVEN
The Outside Game: The Politics of Participation 130
PART FOUR: The Unified Charter
CHAPTER TWELVE
The Creation of the Unified Charter 151
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
The Fall and Rise of the Unified Charter 163
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
The Campaign for the Unified Charter 185
PART FIVE: The Battle over Secession
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
Implementation 209
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
The 2001 Municipal Elections 215
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
The Vote on Secession 227
PART SIX: The Future of Urban Reform
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
Toward a Reform Regime: Governing Postsecession Los Angeles 241
CHAPTER NINETEEN
Conclusions and Implications: Reform, Twenty-First-Century Style 251
APPENDIX ONE
Summary of the Charter Proposal 267
APPENDIX TWO
Using Ecological Inference Model to Verify Results 275
Bibliography 279
Index 293

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