A comprehensive reference work which provides a way to access research on urban politics and policy in the United States. Experts in the field guide readers through major controversies, while evaluating and assessing the subfields of urban politics and policy. Each chapter follows the same basic organization with topics such as methodological and theoretical issues, current states of the field, and directions for future research.For students, this work provides a starting place to guide them to the most important works in a particular subfield and a context to place their work in a larger body of knowledge. For scholars, it serves as a reference work for immediately familiarity with subfields of the discipline, including classic studies and major research questions. For urban policymakers or analysts, the handbook provides a wealth of information and allows quick identification of existing academic knowledge and research relevant to the problem at hand.
About the Author
RONALD K. VOGEL is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville where he teaches courses in urban politics and policy. He is the author of Urban Political Economy: Broward County, Florida (1992) and coeditor of Regional Politics: American in a Post City Age (1996).