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The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Julia Rabig


From the 1960s to the 1990s, civil rights, black power, and antipoverty activists confronted both deeply rooted forms of inequality and new variants produced by the urban crisis. Recognizing the limits of liberal reform in the 1950s and 1960s, they devised new approaches that altered the relationship between urban civil society and the state and endured as neoliberal governing priorities took hold. This transformation is explored through the emergence of individual and organizational fixers. Fixers made new alliances and leveraged sources of power available through new legislation, although th ... More

Keywords: civil rights, neoliberalism, community development corporations, black power, racial discrimination, poverty, fixers, capitalism, liberalism, urban renewal, urban crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226388311
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Rabig, author
Dartmouth College