Civic capacity in educational reform efforts: Emerging and established regimes in rust belt cities

Dana Lynn Mitra, William C. Frick

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Using urban regime theory, the article examines two Rust Belt cities that tried to break the cycle of social reproduction in their communities by reforming their schools. The article contributes to the development of urban regime theory by comparing an emerging regime to an established regime. The comparison highlights the interdependent nature of regimes' engagement, purpose, and civic capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-843
Number of pages34
JournalEducational Policy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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