Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2005

360 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195177336

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Double Trouble

Black Mayors, Black Communities, and the Call for a Deep Democracy

J. Phillip Thompson, III

Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities

This book provides the first in-depth look at how the black mayors of America's major cities achieve social change. Thompson argues that African-American mayors, legislators, and political activists need to more effectively challenge opinions and public policies supported by the white public and encourage greater political inclusion and open political discourse within black communities. Tracing the historical development and contemporary practice of black mayoral politics, this is a fascinating study of the motivations of black politicians, competing ideologies in the black community and the inner dynamics of urban social change.

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