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Published: 13 May 2021

336 Pages | 18 halftones


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.