American Urban Politics in a Global Age: The Reader (5th Edition)

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In this thoroughly revised reader, two leading scholars bring together a collection of readings that highlight the most important trends in urban scholarship today.  The engaging selections incorporated into American Urban Politics in the Global Era are arranged and presented within a clear thematic structure and with commentaries by the editors. 

 

In addition to the political economy perspective emphasized in previous editions of the reader, this new edition highlights the impact of globalization on urban politics and policy today. The historical and contemporary readings reveal how the interaction of local, national, and international forces is reshaping the political landscape of urban America.

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American Urban Politics in a Global Age
Fifth Edition
Paul Kantor · Dennis Judd

Kantor and Judd have done it again! They have crafted the most comprehensive edited volume [on urban politics], presenting an array of urban scholarship which evolves from the historic antecedents of metropolitan America up to contemporary issues like sprawl and the big-box syndrome.

–John Bretting, The University of Texas at El Paso

This collection of readings–brought together by two leading scholars–represents the most important trends in urban scholarship today. Presented within a clear, thematic framework enhanced by insightful commentaries by the editors, these historical and contemporary readings reveal how the interaction of local, national, and international forces is reshaping the political landscape of urban America.

The fifth edition highlights the impact of globalization on urban politics and policy and explores the new issues in cities and suburbs that are altering patterns of conflict and governance, including identity and culture, immigration, privatization, terrorism, and security.

New Readings in the Fifth Edition
Mark Douglas Lowes, Indy Dreams and Urban Nightmares
H.V. Savitch and Paul Kantor, Cities in the International Marketplace
Richard Florida, The Power of Place: The Creative Class
Alison Isenberg, Downtown Culture
Andrew Ross Kinder, Gentler Government?
Eric Avila, Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles
Margaret Kohn, The Mauling of Public Space
Peter Marcuse, Life in the Cities After September 11, 2001
Dennis R. Judd, Visitors and Spatial Ecology of the City
David Rusk, Growth Management: The Core Regional Issue
Stephen D. Stehr, The Political Economy of Disaster Assistance

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Dennis R. Judd and Todd Swanstrom, City Politics: The Political Economy of Urban America, Sixth Edition
The ideal complement to American Urban Politics, this text shows how urban politics in the United States has evolved as a dynamic interaction among governmental power, private actors, and a politics of identity.

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