- 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 analyzes the implications of different theoretical approaches, and evaluates urban politics and policy in relation to justice. It identifies key debates over the role of the state in ensuring justice, and examines the way in which the issue is framed in the United States and Great Britain. The article also discusses the three questions that require continued attention from scholars concerned with the political economy of the just city. These include the development of a set of normative criteria by which urban policy at various scales can be evaluated, the incorporation of normative concerns into social scientific analysis, and the effects of the global economic crisis and the threat of climate change.
Heather Campbell is Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield.
Susan S. Fainstein is Professor of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University.
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