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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 20 new and published books in the subject of Urban Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Housing Policy in Latin American Cities

    A New Generation of Strategies and Approaches for 2016 UN-HABITAT III

    By Peter M. Ward, Edith R. Jiménez Huerta, María Mercedes Di Virgilio

    After the 1960s, rapid urbanization in developing regions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia was marked by the expansion of low-income "irregular" settlements that developed informally and which, by the 2000s, often constituted between 20-60 percent of the built-up area of metropolitan areas and...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry

    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    (Sub)Urban Sexscapes brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation of the commercial sex industry. Contributions in this edited...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

    Circles of sustainability

    By Paul James

    Series: Advances in Urban Sustainability

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur....

    Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Global Cities and Climate Change

    The Translocal Relations of Environmental Governance

    By Taedong Lee

    Series: Cities and Global Governance

    Cities have led the way to combat climate change by planning and implementing climate mitigation and adaptation policies. These local efforts go beyond national boundaries. Cities are forming transnational networks to enhance their understandings and practices for climate policies. In contrast to...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance

    Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership

    By Sofie Bouteligier

    Series: Cities and Global Governance

    As a result of global dynamics—the increasing interconnection of people and places—innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

    By Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka, Hidehiro Yamamoto

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan’s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or...

    Published June 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities

    Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

    By Eric S. Zeemering

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

    Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental,...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals)

    An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning

    By John Friend, Neil Jessop

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such as how those elected to exercise choice on our behalf can preserve and expand their...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Power of Cities in International Relations

    Edited by Simon Curtis

    Series: Cities and Global Governance

    Cities have become increasingly important to global politics, but have largely occupied a peripheral place in the academic study of International Relations (IR). This is a notable oversight for the discipline, although one which may be explained by IR’s traditional state centrism, the subjugation...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Governing Metropolitan Areas

    Growth and Change in a Networked Age, 2nd Edition

    By David K. Hamilton

    Interest and research on regionalism has soared in the last decade. Local governments in metropolitan areas and civic organizations are increasingly engaged in cooperative and collaborative public policy efforts to solve problems that stretch across urban centers and their surrounding suburbs. Yet...

    Published April 20th 2014 by Routledge