• Brigitte ZamzowEmail author
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This introductory chapter highlights New York City’s social democratic character in terms of political participation. The significance of public housing as a home to live for vulnerable communities of color is identified.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urban Studies and Social ResearchBauhaus-Universität, WeimarWeimarGermany

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