Mark Benton

Mark Benton
University of Missouri | Mizzou · Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs

MPA, PhD Student

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Representation in government tends to improve clients’ outcomes, but often has not done so for Black police clients. Representation may have perceptual effects on Black clients separate from its ability to influence outcomes. This mixed-methods research examines representation’s effects on Blacks’ perceptions of police. Representation did not seem...
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Saint Louis is hyper-segregated, meaning that at least 60 percent of the black-white population would have to relocate to end segregation. This article will use a derived critical juncture framework to analyze the history of segregation in Saint Louis. The complicated geography of Saint Louis is explained. Critical juncture theory and path dependen...
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City planner Harland Bartholomew rose in prominence along with the popularity of scientific city-efficient planning during the early to mid-twentieth century. In the pursuit of solutions to urban problems, Bartholomew concluded that the most efficient way to revitalize St. Louis, Missouri, was through the clearing of slums. In an attempt to solve t...
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Recent e-government research has focused on the concept of smart cities, which can be broadly defined as cities that significantly incorporate new technologies into their governance. More specific definitions of smart cities exist, but there does not seem to be broad consensus on consistent smart city elements. However, our research does reveal som...
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Policing in the United States has a racist history, with negative implications for its legitimacy among African Americans today. Legitimacy is important for policing's effective operations. Community policing may improve policing's legitimacy but is difficult to implement with fidelity and does not address history. An apology for policing's racist...
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Policing in the United States has a racist history, with negative implications for its legitimacy among African Americans today. Legitimacy is important for policing’s effective operations. Community policing may improve policing’s legitimacy but is difficult to implement with fidelity and does not address history. An apology for policing’s racist...
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This research draws on four macroeconomic approaches to examine survey data, in order to understand how the US public justifies their positions on the US minimum wage. Using data collected from the 2018 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, survey responses are coded to understand the public's justifications for minimum wage in the United State...
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This research draws on four macroeconomic approaches to examine survey data, in order to understand how the United States public justifies their positions on the United States’ minimum wage. Using data collected from the 2018 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, survey responses are coded to understand the public’s justifications for minimum w...
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The 1947 St. Louis city plan predicted a glorious future for the city, but the glorious future never came. St. Louis experienced decline and city planning in St. Louis became problematic for contributing to racial inequity. Drawing upon narrative approaches to public policy and semi-structural content analysis, this research explores those contradi...

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