Answer ALL questions by drawing from the appropriate class
readings and class discussions. Each
answer should be two to three paragraphs long and must be supported by a
careful selection of details taken from the class material.
were main characteristics of NYC when it was, as Freeman called it, a “social
democratic polity?” What kind of urban
economy supported this polity while it lasted?
simplistic way of understanding the Fiscal Crisis of 1975 merely stresses the
fact that the city was spending beyond its means on social services. What is the more complex and more
historically accurate explanation?
was the Fiscal Crisis settled? What
impact did the particular form this settlement took have on the social democratic
polity, on the city’s working class, on the relations between classes in the
city more generally?
the main characteristics of the Post—Crisis Regime in NYC, from Koch to Bloomberg. What happened to the public sector and public
services? What kind of economic/tax
policies were put in place and who in the main benefitted from them? What kind of city do we now have?
Intro, PLUS TWO of the following chapters in New Labor in New York: 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11.
summaries of the Intro, and of the two chapters you chose.
what you, as a member of a union, have in common with those involved in the
labor and community organizing efforts discussed.
NO PLAGARISM! (WILL BE VERIFIED)
ALL ORIGINAL WORK
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