Handbook of Urban Politics and Policy

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Handbook of Urban Politics and Policy

9781802200652 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Ronald K. Vogel, Department of Politics & Public Administration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 065 2 Extent: c 608 pp
This authoritative Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of research into urban politics and policy in cities across the globe. Leading scholars examine the position of urban politics within political science and analyse the critical approaches and interdisciplinary pressures that are broadening the field.

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This authoritative Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of research into urban politics and policy in cities across the globe. Leading scholars examine the position of urban politics within political science and analyse the critical approaches and interdisciplinary pressures that are broadening the field.

Beginning with the study of institutions and power, this Handbook surveys the development and theoretical underpinnings of key research areas in urban politics. It highlights the dynamism of the field drawing on diverse disciplines including sociology, geography and urban planning in addition to political science. Contributing authors cover often overlooked topics, such as feminist urban interventions, Indigenous cities, arts and culture, and age-friendly cities. Adopting a forward-thinking perspective, they explore the future of vital policy areas including housing, poverty, climate change and health, and identify important opportunities for further scholarly engagement and practical application.

The Handbook of Urban Politics and Policy is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of urban and regional studies, public policy and cities. It is also an excellent guide for managers, activists and policy-makers seeking to understand urban problems and devise effective policy solutions.
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‘The chapters in this volume push the boundaries of urban politics in much needed, insightful, and timely ways. With an impressive group of scholars, the focus is multidisciplinary, multiscalar, comparative, and cutting edge. Here urban governance becomes more than structure to include social movements and citizen participation. Policy topics include traditional foci such as housing and development but also increasingly important and now urban concerns such as climate change, pandemics, intersectionality, immigration, race, aging, and sexual identities. The Handbook is an excellent read for both scholars and students wanting to know about the expanding boundaries of urban politics.’
– Laura Reese, Michigan State University, US
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