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Title Public policy and community : activism and governance in Texas / Robert H. Wilson, editor.

Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  323.04209764 PUBL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description x, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Community Participation in State and Local Policymaking: Overview of Issues and Methods / Robert H. Wilson -- 2. The Place of Community in Public Policy / Robert H. Wilson, Pat Wong and Heywood T. Sanders -- 3. Communities Organized for Public Service and Neighborhood Revitalization in San Antonio / Heywood T. Sanders -- 4. The East Austin Tank Farm Controversy / Susan G. Hadden -- 5. The Indigent Health Care Package / Pat Wong -- 6. School Finance Reform in Texas, 1983-1995 / Richard Lavine -- 7. Community Organizing for Parental Engagement: The Educational Collaboratives of the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation / Dennis Shirley -- 8. The Colonias Water Bill: Communities Demanding Change / Robert H. Wilson and Peter Menzies -- 9. The Changing Role of Communities in Policymaking / Robert H. Wilson and Susan G. Hadden.
Summary The essays in this volume explore how low-income citizens have successfully affected public policy. The book is built around six case studies, all from Texas, that cover education finance and reform, local infrastructure provision, environmental protection, and indigent health care.
Other author Wilson, Robert Hines.
Subject Community power -- Texas -- Case studies.
Political planning -- Texas -- Citizen participation -- Case studies.
Poor -- Political activity -- Texas -- Case studies.
Political participation -- Texas -- Case studies.
Municipal government -- Texas.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-
ISBN 0292791046 (alk. paper)
0292791054 (paperback: alk. paper)