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The Operation Was Successful But The Patient Died: The Politics Of Crisis And Homelessness In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Evan Casper-Futterman Dec 2011

The Operation Was Successful But The Patient Died: The Politics Of Crisis And Homelessness In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Evan Casper-Futterman

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

On July 4th, 2007, a small group of housing activists set up a tent city encampment in a plaza adjacent to New Orleans City Hall. The action resulted in the creation of Homeless Pride, a small group of politicized Plaza residents. Six months later, hundreds of homeless people were moved from the park, and it was fenced off. Using archival videos, interviews, and news media, this thesis analyzes the opportunities and constraints that activists, service providers, and local officials faced in light of two intersecting and overlapping contexts. The first context is the immediate crisis of the levee failures ...


2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report, James G. Mcgann Dec 2011

2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report, James G. Mcgann

TTCSP Global Go To Think Tank Index Reports

The 2011 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings marks the fifth edition of the annual report. As in previous years, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania’s International Relations Program has relied on the indexing criteria and process developed by James G. McGann for ranking think tanks around the world. The Program’s Rankings remain the first and most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, and are based on an annual global peer and expert survey of close to 1500 scholars, policymakers, journalists, and regional and subject area experts. Given ...


Another Factory Is Possible: How One Apparel Company Is Reinvigorating The Debate Over The Sweatshop-Free Label., Peter Dreier Nov 2011

Another Factory Is Possible: How One Apparel Company Is Reinvigorating The Debate Over The Sweatshop-Free Label., Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Community Voices: New State Voting Districts In Final Stages, Carroy U. Ferguson Dr. Oct 2011

Community Voices: New State Voting Districts In Final Stages, Carroy U. Ferguson Dr.

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Last week the Massachusetts Legislature produced redistricting legislation that will forever change the direction of state politics for blacks, Latinos and Asians. By this time next year, the number of state house elected officials of color can increase by 100 percent, from 10 to 20 members. And communities of color will be well positioned to elect a person of color to the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in the history of the state.


Cafeteria Food Fight, Robert Gottlieb Oct 2011

Cafeteria Food Fight, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Moving In The Labor Laane, Peter Dreier Oct 2011

Moving In The Labor Laane, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Dr. Seuss’S Progressive Politics, Peter Dreier Oct 2011

Dr. Seuss’S Progressive Politics, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ray Flynn's Legacy: American Cities And The Progressive Agenda, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Ray Flynn's Legacy: American Cities And The Progressive Agenda, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Affordable Housing: Lessons From Canada, Peter Dreier, J. David Hulchanski Jun 2011

Affordable Housing: Lessons From Canada, Peter Dreier, J. David Hulchanski

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


A Chicago, La Lutte Syndicale A Payé, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

A Chicago, La Lutte Syndicale A Payé, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Social Justice Philanthropy: Can We Get More Bang For The Buck?, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Social Justice Philanthropy: Can We Get More Bang For The Buck?, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Community Reinvestment, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

The Future Of Community Reinvestment, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


America's Urban Crisis A Decade After The Los Angeles Riots, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

America's Urban Crisis A Decade After The Los Angeles Riots, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Foreclosing On The Free Market, John Atlas, Peter Dreier, Gregory D. Squires Jun 2011

Foreclosing On The Free Market, John Atlas, Peter Dreier, Gregory D. Squires

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


California's Single-Payer Initiative: What Went Wrong?, Peter Dreier, Matthew Glasser Jun 2011

California's Single-Payer Initiative: What Went Wrong?, Peter Dreier, Matthew Glasser

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Economic Inequality And Public Policy: The Power Of Place, Peter Dreier, Todd Swanstrom, John Mollenkopf Jun 2011

Economic Inequality And Public Policy: The Power Of Place, Peter Dreier, Todd Swanstrom, John Mollenkopf

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Look For The Union Label, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Look For The Union Label, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Redlining Cities: How Banks Color Community Development, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Redlining Cities: How Banks Color Community Development, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Downtown Development And Urban Reform: The Politics Of Boston's Linkage Policy, Peter Dreier, Bruce Erlich Jun 2011

Downtown Development And Urban Reform: The Politics Of Boston's Linkage Policy, Peter Dreier, Bruce Erlich

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Local Success Stories, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Local Success Stories, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Scapegoating Rent Control: Masking The Causes Of Homelessness, Richard Appelbaum, Michael Dolny, Peter Dreier, John Gilderbloom Jun 2011

Scapegoating Rent Control: Masking The Causes Of Homelessness, Richard Appelbaum, Michael Dolny, Peter Dreier, John Gilderbloom

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


How Do Wrong Economic Ideas Become Conventional Wisdom?, Peter Drier May 2011

How Do Wrong Economic Ideas Become Conventional Wisdom?, Peter Drier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Religion Mix Growth In Canadian Cities: A Look At 2006-2031 Projections Data, Fernando Mata Apr 2011

Religion Mix Growth In Canadian Cities: A Look At 2006-2031 Projections Data, Fernando Mata

Western Migration Conference Series

Summary: Special tables from Statistics Canada microsimulation projections data 2006-2036 were used as data sources. The analysis found that the Non-Christian to Christian ratio will double between 2006 to 2031 (from 15 to 30 per 100) while the No religion to Religion ratio will remain stable at about 26 per100 by 2031. Non-Christian to Christian ratios will be equal or higher than 45 per 100 in cities such as Toronto, Abbotsford and Vancouver by 2031. No religion to Religion ratios will continue to be higher than average in most in British Columbia and other Western cities compared to others in ...


Little Old Liar From Pasadena, Peter Dreier Apr 2011

Little Old Liar From Pasadena, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned From The Triangle Waist Factory Fire, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen Mar 2011

Lessons Learned From The Triangle Waist Factory Fire, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Fire Last Time, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen Mar 2011

The Fire Last Time, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Bringing People To Good Food And Good Food To People: Enhancing Food Access Through Transportation And Land Use Policies, Mark Vallianatos, Giulia Pasciuto, Amanda Shaffer, Melinda Swanson Mar 2011

Bringing People To Good Food And Good Food To People: Enhancing Food Access Through Transportation And Land Use Policies, Mark Vallianatos, Giulia Pasciuto, Amanda Shaffer, Melinda Swanson

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

This report examined links between transportation and food access in South Los Angeles and recommends ways to increase access to healthy food through transportation and land use programs and policies. The report is the product of Food Access and Transportation in South Los Angeles project, a collaboration between the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College (UEPI), and Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (Esperanza). The recommendations were developed through research of best practices and policies throughout the country; surveys of food retail stores and mobile food vendors in the project area; mapping of food retail locations and transportation routes in the project area; and the experiences of the project partners in working on food access issues ...


Global Trade Impacts: Addressing The Health, Social And Environmental Consequences Of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities, Martha Matsuoka, Andrea Hricko, Robert Gottlieb, Juan Delara Mar 2011

Global Trade Impacts: Addressing The Health, Social And Environmental Consequences Of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities, Martha Matsuoka, Andrea Hricko, Robert Gottlieb, Juan Delara

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

As ports and goods movement activity expands throughout the United States, a major challenge is how to make the adverse impacts of freight transportation a more central part of economic development, policy and planning discussions and transportation decision making. In 2009, faculty and staff from the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute of Occidental College and from the environmental health sciences and regional equity programs of the University of Southern California (USC) began a study of this evolving global trade and freight transportation system, focusing on areas in the United States where the system is expanding and where community, labor and social ...


A State-In-Society Approach To The Nonprofit Sector: Welfare Services In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Mar 2011

A State-In-Society Approach To The Nonprofit Sector: Welfare Services In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Division II Faculty Publications

This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of the nonprofit sector. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the relationship between the nonprofit sector and the state in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining complex state–society relations in diverse cultural contexts. It does this by examining the evolution of social welfare service provision in Japan. This article is motivated to explain an apparent paradox: Japan’s recent efforts toward greater government decentralization ...


A State-In-Society Approach To The Nonprofit Sector: Welfare Services In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Feb 2011

A State-In-Society Approach To The Nonprofit Sector: Welfare Services In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of the nonprofit sector. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the relationship between the nonprofit sector and the state in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining complex state–society relations in diverse cultural contexts. It does this by examining the evolution of social welfare service provision in Japan. This article is motivated to explain an apparent paradox: Japan’s recent efforts toward greater government decentralization ...