John Muller


urban, ghetto, public policy, discontent, municipal, institutions, cities


The Roots of Urban Discontent extends significantly the analysis of opinion and attitude surveys undertaken pursuant to the National Advisory Commission's mandate. It is a major addition to the literature comparing urban institutions in American cities; it is also a significant contribution to the study of interactions between urban political and civic leaders and the black population and between blacks and "street-level" agents of selected public service-providing and commercial institutions in American cities in the later 1960s.



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