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The Newark Experience: The City and the Community

Steve Adubato Sr. and the North Ward

Casciano, Rebecca. "By Any Means Necessary": The American Welfare State and Machine Politics in Newark's North Ward. Thesis (Ph.D), Princeton University, 2009.
Focuses on Steve Adubato Sr's North Ward Center and the North Ward Democratic Party as a "machine-CBO [Community-Based Organization]", "an institution that combines, in varying degrees, elements of machine politics and nonprofit social service provision."
Dana Call Number: HV4046 .N5C37 2009 [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?

Wilkes, Marjorie D. The Development and Significance of a Political Role for Community-Based Organizations: Theory and Practice in Newark, New Jersey. Senior Thesis. Princeton University, 1984.
Dana Call Number: On Order

Santora, Joseph C. An Historical Case Study of Community Interorganizational Alliances in Newark, New Jersey. Thesis (Ed.D), Fordham University, 1981.
Analyzes the interactions between two Newark grass-roots community organizations, the North Ward Educational and Cultural Center and the LEAGUERS.
Dana Call Number: F144 .N6S26 1981a [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?

Caucus Up Close with Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Caucus Educational Corporaton.
Dana Call Number: Dana Media Video 2203

The City and the Community

Broken Deal: Devolution, Development and Civil Society in Newark, New Jersey, 1960-1990.
Julia Rabig. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
"This dissertation explores the enduring conflicts over race, federalism, and local self-determination in postwar U.S. cities through the experience of Newark, New Jersey... Newark's residents and their suburban neighbors mounted imaginative challenges to the city's decline, many of which resonated nationally among policymakers and residents of similarly distressed cities."
Dana Call Number: HT177.N54R32 2007a [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
Barriers to Establishing Urban Ombudsmen: The Case of Newark.
William B. Gwyn. Berkeley, University of California Institute of Governmental Studies, 1974.
Dana Call Number: NEWARK JS1242.4 .A4 1974 Available?
Community Coordination and Context: A Black Politics Perspective on Voter Mobilization.
Andra Nicole Gillespie. Thesis (Ph.D), Yale University, 2005.
Analyzes voter mobilization campaigns in Newark, Detroit, and Atlanta.
Dana Call Number: E185 .G5 2005 [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
"Making Something Out of Almost Nothing: Social Capital Development in Newark, New Jersey's Enterprise Community,"
Daniel M. Schulgasser. National Civic Review 88(4), Winter 1999, 341-50.
In December 1994 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated Newark as an Enterprise Community (EC). Study assesses "the degree to which the development of networks of civic engagement in Newark has been augmented by the EC program." Rutgers-restricted Access
The Fire This Time: Development Conflict in Rebuilding Newark, New Jersey.
Jason Reich Stevenson. Thesis (B.A.), Harvard College, 2000.
Examines the controversies surrounding recent economic development projects in Newark and the subsequent breakdown in relations between City Hall and community groups. Focuses on a proposal to build a sports arena on top of what is currently a residential neighborhood.
"Arena Politics in Newark,"
Jason Reich Stevenson. Shelterforce May/June 2004.
Another sports arena controversy.
An Historical Case Study of Community Interorganizational Alliances in Newark, New Jersey.
Joseph C. Santora.Thesis (Ed.D), Fordham University, 1981.
Analyzes the interactions between two Newark grass-roots community organizations, the North Ward Educational and Cultural Center and the LEAGUERS.
Dana Call Number: F144 .N6S26 1981a [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
Urban Revitalization and Participatory Governance: A Discursive Analysis of Policy Deliberation in Newark.
Navdeep Mathur. Ph.D. Thesis, Rutgers University, Newark, 2005.
"This study situates the Newark experience within a competing set of policy discourses i.e. policy institutions, developmental processes and political practices to analyze how powerful public and private actors play a dominant role in this 'Revitalization', while effectively excluding the voices and involvement of communities of residents impacted by it." Rutgers-restricted Access
Dana Call Number: HT .M432 2005 [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
"Does Racial Segregation Make Community-based Organizations More Territorial? Evidence from Newark, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ"
Joseph Gibbons. Journal of Urban Affairs 37(5), December 2015, pp. 600-619.
"After interviewing 40 CBO staffers in Newark, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ, I identify three paths through which the condition of high segregation in a city leads to territorial CBOs." Rutgers-restricted Access
The Political Spaces of Black Women in the City: Identity, Agency, and the Flow of Social Capital in Newark, NJ.
Kellie Darice Wilson. Ph.D. Thesis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2007.
"This project explores U.S. Black women's participation in social networks that enable political mobilizations in Newark, NJ."
Dana Call Number: E185.86 .W55 2007a [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?