Series Editor: Susan E. Clarke
Globalization and Community
Cities throughout the world are struggling with large-scale economic changes and their social effects: immigration, intensified demographic inequalities, multiscalar tensions, and divisive politics revolving around race, ethnicity, gender, and, increasingly, sustainability. The Globalization and Community series offers a social science perspective on the cultural, spatial, economic, and social impacts of the processes of globalization on urban areas. Books in the series feature distinctive theoretical approaches, innovative methodologies, and insightful views on emerging questions of globalization and community.
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Urban Policy in the Time of Obama How presidential policies have served—or failed to serve—America’s cities
The Servant Class City Urban Revitalization versus the Working Poor in San Diego Exposes a dark side of the sunny city that has enticed workers and tourists for decades
Security in the Bubble Navigating Crime in Urban South Africa Can high-crime cities become safer by changing perceptions of space?
The Durable Slum Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai How Dharavi, Mumbai’s megaslum, has escaped eradication for decades
The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation Beijing, Chicago, and Paris Reveals the political underpinnings of urban preservation
Turkish Berlin Integration Policy and Urban Space A revealing account of how immigrants create, cope with, and change urban neighborhoods
Struggling Giants City-Region Governance in London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo The struggle for governability in the world’s four leading global city-regions
Does Local Government Matter? How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement Asks and answers hard questions about the consequences of local government programs for democracy
Justice and the American Metropolis Returning social justice to the center of urban policy debates
Mobile Urbanism Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age How knowledge and power flow between places and impact cities worldwide
Seeking Spatial Justice An innovative new way of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live
Shanghai Rising State Power and Local Transformations in a Global Megacity Analyzing a Chinese city’s dazzling rise to global megacity status
A World of Gangs Armed Young Men and Gangsta Culture From L.A. to Lagos, Port-au-Prince to Paris—a provocative analysis of the global proliferation of street gangs
El Paso Local Frontiers at a Global Crossroads A grounded and instructive analysis of the ways globalization affects a border city
Remaking New York Primitive Globalization and the Politics of Urban Community Uses New York City to discuss the ways that policy has mismanaged the effects of globalization
A Political Space Reading the Global through Clayoquot Sound An innovative look at the convergence of global trends and local struggles in this out-of-the-way place.
City Requiem, Calcutta Gender and the Politics of Poverty Uses Calcutta as a site for the exploration of persistent structures of deprivation and want.
Landscapes of Urban Memory The Sacred and the Civic in India’s High-Tech City A rich analysis of religion, civic life, and global transformation in India.
Fin de Millénaire Budapest Metamorphoses of Urban Life Considers what this central European metropolis tells us about the changing nature of urban life.
Latino Metropolis A readable look at culture and politics in Los Angeles through a Latino lens.
Regions That Work How Cities and Suburbs Can Grow Together "A remarkable and timely book. . . . Must reading." William Julius Wilson
Selling the Lower East Side Culture, Real Estate, and Resistance in New York City Tracks the shifting views of the Lower East Side from ghetto to desirable urban niche.
Power and City Governance Comparative Perspectives on Urban Development Case studies of four major cities reveal the politics of governing today.
Second Tier Cities Rapid Growth beyond the Metropolis Analyzes and compares the rapid growth of medium-sized cities.
Reconstructing Chinatown Ethnic Enclave, Global Change An exploration of this fascinating community as a window on globalization.
The Work of Cities Examines the new role of cities in a global economy.
Challenges to Democracy: National Urban Policy in the Age of Obama Jan 18, 2017 Many supporters expressed disappointment that the first African-American community organizer to be elected US President did not do more to help cities. Although Barack Obama began to embrace the subject of race relations late in his second term, his urban policy seemed to disappear as his Administration endured. Here is an excerpt from a new edited volume Urban Policy in the Time of Obama.
Grading Obama's Urban Policy Legacy Dec 26, 2016 With James DeFilippis: Now, as he leaves the White House, Obama’s legacy is being evaluated on many fronts, including within the realm of urban policy.
BeyondChron: Did Obama Fail Urban America? Nov 22, 2016 As James DeFilippis, editor of an important new book, Urban Policy in the Time of Obama, puts it, Obama’s urban initiatives were “all fairly small, modestly funded, and low profile.”
Against the Grain interview: The New Geography of Need Jan 09, 2012 U.C. Berkeley professor Margaret Weir discusses her chapter in JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN METROPOLIS (edited by Clarissa Hayward and Todd Swanstrom).
Honorable Mention for the Paul Davidoff Prize: Edward Soja's Seeking Spatial Justice Sep 20, 2011 Seeking Spatial Justice by Edward Soja received one of three honorable mentions for the Paul Davidoff Prize. The Paul Davidoff award is presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) to honor the memory of a revered and respected activist academic in the field of modern city planning.