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By Ira Katznelson

In urban Trenches, Ira Katznelson appears to be like at a massive phenomenon of the sixties—the resurgence of neighborhood activism—and explains its resources, demanding situations, and failure. Katznelson argues that the yankee operating classification perceives office politics and neighborhood politics as separate and particular spheres, a conception that defeats makes an attempt to handle grievances or elevate calls for that holiday the foundations of neighborhood politics or of bread-and-butter unionism. He helps his thesis with an soaking up case research of Washington Heights-Inwood, a multiethnic working-class neighborhood in new york.

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Wright's active leadership prompted many observers to say he was the strongest House speaker since Joseph "Uncle Joe" Cannon in 1910. It also inspired a research agenda for Barbara Sinclair, who had worked in Wright's majority leadership office. Sinclair's recent conclusions that House leadership has strengthened since reform are partly based upon her first-hand observations of the Wright speakership. 37 The role grew over time; it did not originate with Wright. The Contract with America serves as a finalnot an exclusiveexample of priority-setting by party leaders in Congress.

If you cannot identify an agenda, how can you study it? Some of this confusion, I would argue, stems from the tendency of many researchers to identify agendas only on a very general or theoretical level. Kingdon struggles with this subject partly because he wishes to explain agenda-setting generally, to find variables that will explain the phenomenon in many settings. This is certainly a worthwhile exercise, one that has preoccupied many other agenda scholars like Roger Cobb and Charles Elder. Whereas such efforts are intellectually provocative, they often leave the reader still wondering what an agenda actually looks like.

Ford Presidential Library, Helmi Raaska, Jennifer Sternaman, and David Horrocks, provided quick and valuable guidance. The Gerald Ford Foundation graciously provided funds for my visit to the library at the University of Michigan. The Carl Albert Center at the University of Oklahoma was equally generous with funds to do research at their archives. Ron Peters and his staff of archivists have the collection so well organized that I gathered the many materials I refer to in only two days. I also made useful trips to the Thomas O'Neill collection at lovely Boston College, where I got much help from archivist Leah Weiss, and to the John McCormack Collection at Boston University, where I found a hitherto-unused oral history of McCormack with the help of librarian Charlie Niles.

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