- 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 examines the multileveled aspect of urban politics and policy. It discusses issues related to the nesting of cities within specific nation-state contexts, to the more horizontal nesting of cities within wider metropolitan areas, and to the role of cities in the realm of international relations. The article suggests that the “who rules?” question which has undergirded urban politics for generations can no longer be viewed in a formalistic or institutional manner, nor as elite control or multiple and overlapping elite groups, nor focus on the embedded or nested nature of municipal authorities within intergovernmental systems.
Daniel Kübler is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Zurich.
Michael A. Pagano is Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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