Complementing Collaboration

in God and Government in the Ghetto

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226642062
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226642086 | DOI:
Complementing Collaboration

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This chapter examines the political activities of the community development corporations (CDCs) of activist African American churches in New York City, which are restricted to policy advocacy and constituent education. The CDCs do not get involved in electoral and contentious action to influence public agendas, decisions, and implementation to benefit their neighborhoods. It can be said that the CDCs of activist African American churches in New York City behave like most interest groups in the political system.

Keywords: community development corporations; political activities; African American churches; New York City; policy advocacy; constituent education; interest groups

Chapter.  11117 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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