The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

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The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics is an authoritative volume on an established subject in political science and the academy more generally: urban politics and urban studies. The editors are all recognized experts, and are well connected to the leading scholars in urban politics. The handbook covers the major themes that animate the subfield: the politics of space and place; power and governance; urban policy; urban social organization; citizenship and democratic governance; representation and institutions; ...

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Overview

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics is an authoritative volume on an established subject in political science and the academy more generally: urban politics and urban studies. The editors are all recognized experts, and are well connected to the leading scholars in urban politics. The handbook covers the major themes that animate the subfield: the politics of space and place; power and governance; urban policy; urban social organization; citizenship and democratic governance; representation and institutions; approaches and methodology; and the future of urban politics. Given the caliber of the editors and proposed contributors, the volume sets the intellectual agenda for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195367867
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/6/2012
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Mossberger is Professor and Head of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Susan Clarke is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Peter John is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, School of Public Policy, University College London.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 - Introduction, Mossberger, Clarke and John

POWER AND PARTICIPATION IN URBAN POLITICS
Ch. 2 - Stone -Power
Ch. 3 -Dowding and Feiock - Intra-local Competition and Cooperation
Ch. 4 -Davies and Trounstine - Urban Politics and the New Institutionalism
Ch. 5 - Peters and Pierre -Urban Governance
Ch. 6 - Clark & Krebs - Elections and Policy Responsiveness
Ch. 7 - Kuebler and Pagano - Urban Politics as Multilevel Governance

INSTITUTIONS AND DEMOCRATIC PRACTICE
Ch. 8 - Goldsmith - Cities in Intergovernmental Systems
Ch. 9 - Ejersbo and Svara - Bureacracy and Democracy in Local Government
Ch. 10 - Wollman and Thurmaier - Reforming Local Government Institutions and the New Public Management
Ch. 11 - Copus et al. -Parties in Cities
Ch. 12 - Heinelt - Local Democracy and Citizenship
Ch. 13 - Horak and Blokland - Neighborhoods and Civic Practice
Ch. 14 - Mayer and Boudreau - Social Movements in Urban Politics: Trends in Research and Practice

POLITICS AND THE CHANGING SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF CITIES
Ch. 15 - Hero and Orr - Social Capital
Ch. 16 - Marschall and Shah - The Centrality of Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Cities and Towns
Ch. 17 - Atkinson and Swanstrom - Poverty and Social Exclusion
Ch. 18 - McKenzie - Polarization and Enclaves in Cities
Ch. 19 - Mollenkopf and Garbaye - The Politics of Immigration
Ch. 20 - Sharp and Browne - Cultural Conflicts, Religion, and Urban Politics

URBAN POLICY: CHALLENGES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Ch. 21 - Wolman - What Cities Do: How Much Does Urban Politics Matter?
Ch. 22 - Sapotichne and Jones - Setting City Agendas: Power and Policy Change
Ch. 23 - Kantor and Turok - The Politics of Urban Growth and Decline
Ch. 24 - Garcia and Judd - Competitive Cities
Ch. 25 - Body-Gendrot and Savitch - Urban Violence in the United States and France: Comparing Los Angeles (1992) and Paris (2005)
Ch. 26 - Keil and Whitehead - Cities and the Politics of Sustainability

EMERGING RESEARCH AGENDAS
Ch. 27 - Campbell and Fainstein - Justice, Urban Politics, and Policy
Ch. 28 - Stren - Cities and Politics in the Developing World: Why Decentralization Matters
Ch. 29 - Baldersheim and Kerstig - The Wired City
Ch. 30 - Oliver - Suburban Politics
Ch. 31 - LeFevre and Weir - Building Metropolitan Institutions
Ch. 32 - Conclusion - Clarke

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