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Johnson, James H., Jr.; Farrell, Walter C., Jr.; & Jackson, Maria-Rosario (1994). Los Angeles One Year Later: A Prospective Assessment of Responses to the 1992 Civil Unrest. Economic Development Quarterly, 8(1), 19-27.


Selected responses to the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest are critically evaluated in terms of their ability to address the root causes of the disturbances. The authors conclude that the grassroots initiatives are far more likely to effectuate positive change in the lives of the disadvantaged and to rebuild the communities of south central Los Angeles and other affected areas than the initiatives launched by the public and the private sectors.


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Economic Development Quarterly


Johnson, James H., Jr.
Farrell, Walter C., Jr.
Jackson, Maria-Rosario