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Urban politics : an interdisciplinary dialogue.
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (2011)
  • Kevin Ward
  • David Imbroscio, University of Louisville
  • Deborah Martin
  • Clarence Stone
  • Robert Whelan
  • Faranak Miraftab
  • Allan Cochrane
Urban politics is a multidisciplinary field, in other words a number of bits — so to speak — of different disciplines work on it. While those in political science might claim to produce the bulk of the work in this field, others in anthropology, economics, human geography, planning, social policy and sociology can also claim to be making a contribution. The introduction situates the six sections comprising this essay, in which contributors discuss what their respective disciplines bring to the wider field of ‘urban politics’ and highlight some possible areas for future work.
Publication Date
July, 2011
Publisher Statement
This multidisciplinary dialogue first came together at the 2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Many thanks to all those who participated in the discussion on the day — it was a lively set of encounters. We also thank Yasminah Beebeejaun and Nicola Headlam for organizing the University of Manchester seminar where this dialogue first began, IJURR's Debates and Developments editor AbdouMaliq Simone for the way he oversaw the editorial process, and the useful comments of the two reviewers. It is dedicated to Fred Anderson (1929–2010), whose music was the backdrop to the putting together of this collection of papers. The usual disclaimers apply.
Citation Information
Kevin Ward, David Imbroscio, Deborah Martin, Clarence Stone, et al.. "Urban politics : an interdisciplinary dialogue." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Vol. 35 Iss. 4 (2011) p. 853 - 871 ISSN: 1468-2427
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