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Dispatches from the Frontlines: Studies in Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Affairs

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (May 08, 2014)

Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world’s most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign...


Community Action against Racism in West Las Vegas: The F Street Wall and the Women Who Brought It Down

by Robert J. McKee Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

From 2008 to 2013, a group of African American women led a successful protest of a street closure in their community without the dominant involvement of the black church. This book explains the socio-historical...


Marginalizing Access to the Sustainable Food System: An Examination of Oakland's Minority Districts

by Camille Tuason Mata UPA (September 09, 2013)

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the barriers and opportunities confronting minority communities’ ability to access healthy, fresh foods. Mata uses three minority districts in Oakland—Chinatown,...


The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

by Susan F. Martin, Patricia Weiss Fagen, Kari M. Jorgensen & Andrew Schoenholtz et al. Lexington Books (July 21, 2005)

The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational,...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy Lexington Books (November 22, 2003)

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


Implementing Sustainable Development: From Global Policy to Local Action

by Phillip J. Cooper & Claudia Maria Vargas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2004)

Implementing Sustainable Development focuses on the challenge of turning international commitments and policy promises into action. Using examples and cases from around the U.S. and around the world, it examines...


The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas

by Kenneth L. Shropshire University of Pennsylvania Press (March 25, 2013)

Kenneth Shropshire describes the franchise warfare that pits city against city in the bidding competition to capture a major league team, using interviews with major players to present an insider's perspective...


Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time

by Manny Diaz & Michael Bloomberg University of Pennsylvania Press (October 15, 2012)

Former two-term mayor of Miami Manny Diaz shares lessons learned from governing one of America's most diverse and dynamic urban communities.


Time to Talk

by Michael Healy-Rae Gill Books (October 26, 2018)

The biggest regret of Michael Healy-Rae’s life was a time he didn’t talk when somebody needed him the most. After that, he vowed to never stop talking, listening and trying to really hear what people were...


Reclaiming Our Food

by Tanya Denckla Cobb Storey Publishing, LLC (October 21, 2011)

Reclaiming Our Food tells the stories of people across the United States who are finding new ways to grow, process, and distribute food for their own communities. Discover how abandoned urban lots have been...


The Second Colonial Occupation

by Bekeh Utietiang Ukelina Lexington Books (July 28, 2017)

In this insightful book, development historian Bekeh Utietiang Ukelina addresses the crisis of development in Africa by locating it in its colonial historical past. Using Nigeria as a case study, he argues that...


Site Fights

by Daniel P. Aldrich Cornell University Press

One of the most vexing problems for governments is building controversial facilities that serve the needs of all citizens but have adverse consequences for host communities. Policymakers must decide not only...


Empire of Water

by David Soll Cornell University Press (March 26, 2013)

Supplying water to millions is not simply an engineering and logistical challenge. As David Soll shows in his finely observed history of the nation's largest municipal water system, the task of providing water...


Transport Revolutions

by Richard Gilbert & Anthony Perl New Society Publishers (May 01, 2010)

Modern societies rely upon prodigious amounts of oil for transport activity. The impacts over the near term of increasing oil scarcity and higher prices on transport will be among the major challenges facing...


How to Kill a City

by Peter Moskowitz PublicAffairs (March 07, 2017)

The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don't realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops,...


Tourism, Public Transport and Sustainable Mobility

by Yael Ram, Prof. C. Michael Hall & Diem-Trinh Le-Klähn Channel View Publications (February 03, 2017)

This book offers a comprehensive global examination of the relationship between public transport and tourism as well as exploring other sustainable transport modes. It offers a unique view by analysing tourism...


Arctic Alternatives: Civility of Militarism in the Circumpolar North

by Franklyn Griffiths Science for Peace (September 15, 1992)

Discusses the problems that must be resolved if the peoples of the Arctic countries are to develop their region away from militarism and towards civility.


Urban and Regional Planning in Canada

by J. Barry Cullingworth Transaction Publishers (January 08, 2015)

“A valuable book on Canadian planning practice.” —The Canadian Journal of Sociology This book is a comprehensive source of information on Canadian planning politics and addresses the wide variations between...


Latinos and the Voting Rights Act: The Search for Racial Purpose

by Henry Flores Lexington Books (March 17, 2015)

This book explores congressional redistricting, the relevance of the Voting Rights Act, and the legal concept of racial purpose, focusing on the role race and racism played in the Texas redistricting process...


Beyond Rust: Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America

by Allen Dieterich-Ward University of Pennsylvania Press (October 21, 2015)

Beyond Rust is among the first books of its kind to continue past the collapse of American manufacturing in the 1980s by exploring the diverse ways residents of an iconic industrial region sought places for...


The Metropolitan Airport: JFK International and Modern New York

by Nicholas Dagen Bloom University of Pennsylvania Press (August 18, 2015)

In The Metropolitan Airport, Nicholas Dagen Bloom chronicles the untold story of JFK International's complicated and turbulent relationship with the New York City metropolitan region. It is an indispensable...