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.