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BUILD to WIN: Community Organizing, Power, and Participation in Local Governance

dc.contributor.advisorKaufmann, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorBullock, John Thomasen_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation focuses on community organizing and uses it as a mechanism to compare the political environments in Baltimore and Washington over the last three decades. By conducting comparison case studies, I identify the contextual circumstances that affect the ability of grassroots organizations to achieve desired ends. The fact that both cities have functioning Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) affiliates - Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) and the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) - provides the opportunity to investigate the conditions that give rise to community organizing. Examining the interactions between BUILD/WIN and mayoral administrations over time sheds light on the varying temporal contexts while also explicating the different managerial styles of central political actors. By conducting these case studies, I highlight the optimal political conditions for the inclusion of grassroots organizations representing the interests of neglected neighborhoods.en_US
dc.titleBUILD to WIN: Community Organizing, Power, and Participation in Local Governanceen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGovernment and Politicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPolitical Science, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledUrban and Regional Planningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCommunity Organizingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLocal Politicsen_US

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