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Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy


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Politics and Conflict in Governance and Planning: Theory and Practice

Politics and Conflict in Governance and Planning: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Ayda Eraydin, Klaus Frey
October 10, 2018

Politics and Conflict in Governance and Planning offers a critical evaluation of manifold ways in which the political dimension is reflected in contemporary planning and governance. While the theoretical debates on post-politics and the wider frame of post-foundational political theory provide...

The Risk of Regional Governance: Cultural Theory and Interlocal Cooperation

The Risk of Regional Governance: Cultural Theory and Interlocal Cooperation

1st Edition

Thomas Skuzinski
September 21, 2017

Creating metropolitan regions that are more efficient, equitable, and sustainable depends on the willingness of local officials to work together across municipal boundaries to solve large-scale problems. How do these local officials think? Why do they only sometimes cooperate? What kind of...

Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America: The Keys to City Hall

Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America: The Keys to City Hall

1st Edition

Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin
December 05, 2016

Some of the most populated and storied American cities had mayoral elections in 2013. Open contests in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, for example, offer laboratories to examine electoral trends in urban politics. Cities are facing varied predicaments. Boston was rocked by the bombing of the...

Securitization of Property Squatting in Europe

Securitization of Property Squatting in Europe

1st Edition

Mary Manjikian
June 23, 2015

Housing is no longer about having a place to live – but about state pressures to conform, norms and policies regarding citizenship, and practices of surveillance and security. Breaking new ground in the field of urban politics and international relations, Securitization of Property Squatting in...

The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics: The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics: The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

1st Edition

Donald L. Rosdil
November 10, 2014

Why do some U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability targets on private investment while others like Las Vegas and Houston offer property tax and fee remissions to business, tolerate environmentally hazardous activities such as oil drilling, and express...

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