- Studying Politics in an Urban World: Research Traditions and New Directions
- Intralocal Competition and Cooperation
- Urban Politics and the New Institutionalism
- Urban Governance
- Elections and Policy Responsiveness
- Urban Politics as Multilevel Analysis
- Cities in Intergovernmental Systems
- Bureaucracy and Democracy in Local Government
- Reforming Local Government Institutions and the New Public Management
- A Place to Party?: Parties and Nonpartisanship in Local Government
- Local Democracy and Citizenship
- Neighborhoods and Civic Practice
- Social Movements in Urban Politics: Trends in Research and Practice
- Social Capital
- The Centrality of Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Cities and Towns
- Poverty and Social Exclusion
- Polarization and Enclaves in Cities
- Immigrant Incorporation into Urban Politics
- Cultural Conflicts, Religion, and Urban Politics
- What Cities Do: How Much Does Urban Policy Matter?
- Setting City Agendas: Power and Policy Change
- The Politics of Urban Growth and Decline
- Competitive Cities
- Urban Violence in the United States and France: Comparing Los Angeles (1992) and Paris (2005)
- Cities and the Politics of Sustainability
- Justice, Urban Politics, and Policy
- Cities and Politics in the Developing World: Why Decentralization Matters
- The Wired City: A New Face of Power?: A Citizen Perspective
- Suburban Politics
- Building Metropolitan Institutions
- Emerging Research Agendas
Abstract and Keywords
This article analyses the relevance of the concepts of neighborhoods and civic practice in relation to urban politics. It examines how the democratic potential of neighborhoods and the realities of sociospatial inequality can be reconciled, and highlights the interplay between policy, agency, and inequality at the neighborhood level. The article also explores the three perspectives on neighborhood politics through a comparative historical analysis of empirical developments and academic work in the United States and Europe.
Martin Horak is Director of the Local Government Program and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario.
Talja Blokland is Professor of Urban and Regional Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin and research associate at the OTB Institute for Housing, Mobility and Urban Studies at Delft University.
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