Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2021

352 Pages | 18 halftones

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190843700

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The Long Crisis

New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism

Benjamin Holtzman

  • Reveals how the crisis in 1970s New York City triggered a shift from faith in public services to a reliance on the private sector and market
  • Demonstrates how ordinary New Yorkers and the city's liberal and Democratic officials reconceptualized the private sector as central to the delivery of city services
  • Illustrates how block associations, non-profits, and professional organizations embraced an ethos of private volunteerism and, eventually, public-private partnerships to save their communities from neglect