Western Political Science Association: Urban Studies

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the 2022 annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association. Books on sale, University of Minnesota Press information, and more.

BOOKS ON SALE

All books below are 40% off using code MN88840. Code expires May 1, 2022.

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BACK TO ALL BOOKS ON SALE

Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Fearing the Immigrant Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Parastou Saberi 2022 Fall
A fascinating deep dive into one city’s urban policy—and the anxiety over immigrants that informs it
Justice at Work: The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Justice at Work The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Marc Doussard and Greg Schrock 2022 Spring
A pathbreaking look at how progressive policy change for economic justice has swept U.S. cities
Spent behind the Wheel: Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Spent behind the Wheel Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Julietta Hua and Kasturi Ray 2021 Fall
Exploring professional passenger driving and the gig economy through feminist theories of labor
Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Building on Borrowed Time Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Lukas Ley 2021 Fall
A timely ethnography of how Indonesia’s coastal dwellers inhabit the “chronic present” of a slow-motion natural disaster
Practicing Cooperation: Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Practicing Cooperation Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Andrew Zitcer 2021 Fall
A powerful new understanding of cooperation as an antidote to alienation and inequality
Private Metropolis: The Eclipse of Local Democratic Governance Private Metropolis The Eclipse of Local Democratic Governance Dennis R. Judd, Evan McKenzie and Alba Alexander, Editors 2021 Spring
Examines the complex ecology of quasi-public and privatized institutions that mobilize and administer many of the political, administrative, and fiscal resources of today’s metropolitan regions
Design, Control, Predict: Logistical Governance in the Smart City Design, Control, Predict Logistical Governance in the Smart City Aaron Shapiro 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at life in the “smart” city
Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Digitize and Punish Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Brian Jefferson 2020 Spring
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color
Everyday Equalities: Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Everyday Equalities Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Ruth Fincher, Kurt Iveson, Helga Leitner and Valerie Preston 2019 Fall
A timely new look at coexisting without assimilating in multicultural cities
Renew Orleans?: Globalized Development and Worker Resistance after Katrina Renew Orleans? Globalized Development and Worker Resistance after Katrina Aaron Schneider 2018 Spring
Urban development after disaster, the fading of black political clout, and the onset of gentrification
Globalized Authoritarianism: Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco Globalized Authoritarianism Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco Koenraad Bogaert 2018 Spring
A rich investigation into Morocco’s urban politics
Marxist Thought and the City Marxist Thought and the City Henri Lefebvre 2016 Fall
For the first time in English, Lefebvre’s essential work on how Marx and Engels conceptualized the development of the city
Urban Policy in the Time of Obama Urban Policy in the Time of Obama James DeFilippis, Editor 2016 Fall
How presidential policies have served—or failed to serve—America’s cities
DIY Detroit: Making Do in a City without Services DIY Detroit Making Do in a City without Services Kimberley Kinder 2016 Spring
When public services fail, neighbors step in to keep a city alive