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Organized Section 13: Best Book Awards

Urban Politics Section Award Recipients

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book on urban politics published in the previous year.


2016  Lorrie Frasure-Yokely, University of California, Los Angeles
Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs. Cambridge University Press 2015 
2015  Amy Lerman, University of California, Berkeley
Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control. Chicago University Press, 2014 
2015  Vesla Weaver, Yale University
Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control. Chicago University Press, 2014 
2014 Traci Burch, Northwestern University
Trading Democracy for Justice. University of Chicago Press
2014 Clarissa Hayward, Washington University in St. Louis
How Americans Make Race. Cambridge Press
2013 J. Eric Oliver, University of Chicago
Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy. (Princeton University Press, 2012)
2011 Zoltan Hajnal, University of California San Diego
America's Uneven Democracy: Race, Turnout and Representation in City Politics
2011 Peter Eisenstadt
Rochdale Village: Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City's Great Experiment Integrated Housing
2007 Reuel Rogers, Northwestern University
Afro-Caribbean Immigrants and the Politics of Incorporation: Ethnicity, Exception or Exit
2006 Richardson Dilworth, Drexel University
The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy (Harvard University Press, 2005)
2006 Romain Garbaye, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
Getting into Local Power: The Politics of Ethnic Minorities in British and French Cities (Blackwell Publishing, 2005)
2005 James DeFilippis, CUNY, Baruch College
Unmaking Goliath: Community Control in the Face of Global Capital
2004 Alan Altshuler, Harvard University
Co-Authored with David Luberoff, Harvard University, Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment (Brookings Institution, 2003)
2004 David Luberoff, Harvard University
Co-Authored with Alan Altshuler, Harvard University, Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment (Brookings Institution, 2003)
2003 Hank Savitch, University of Louisville
Cities in the International Marketplace (Princeton)
2003 Paul Kantor, Fordham University
Cities in the International Marketplace (Princeton)
2002 Susan Welch, Pennsylvania State University
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
2002 Lee Sigelman, George Washington University
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
2002 Timothy Bledsoe, Waye State University
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
2002 Michael Combs, University of Nebraska
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
2000 Jeffrey Henig, The George Washington University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
2000 Richard Hula, Michigan State University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
2000 Desiree Pedescleaux, Spelman College
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
2000 Marion Orr, Brown University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
1999 Bruce Wallin, Northeastern University
From Revenue Sharing to Deficit Sharing: General Revenue Sharing and Cities
1998 Amy Bridges, University of California, San Diego
Morning Glories: Municipal Reform in the Southwest (Princeton University Press, 1997)
1997 Rodger Waldinger, University of California, Los Angeles
Still the Promised City?: African-Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York (Harvard University Press, 1996)
1996 Eric Monkkonen, University of California, Los Angeles
The Local State: Public Money and American Cities (Stanford University Press)
1994 Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)
1994 Kent Portney, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)
1994 Kenneth Thomson, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)
1993 Richard DeLeon, San Francisco State University
Left Coast City: Progressive Politics in San Francisco, 1975-1991 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992)
1992 Jonathan Kozol
Savage Inequalities
1991 Michael Davis, Sarah Lawrence College
City of Quartz (Verso)
1990 Clarence Stone, University of Maryland, College Park
Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta 1946-1988 (University Press of Kansas)
1989 Steven Erie, University of California, San Diego
Rainbow's End: Irish-Americans and the Dilemmas of Urban Machine Politics 1840-1985
1988 Martin Shefter, Cornell University
Political Crisis, Fiscal Crisis: The Collapse and Revival of New York City (Basic Books, 1985)

 

Best Book in Urban Politics within Five Years


1993 Stephen Elkin
1988 Todd Swanstrom, State University of New York at Albany
The Crisis of Growth Politics: Cleveland Kucinich, and the Challenge of Urban Populism (Temple University Press, 1985)

Special Award
The Special Award if given for contributions to urban political theory.


1988

Edward Banfield
Special Award

Special Award for Best Book on Urban Policy
Special Award for Best Book on Urban Policy for the best book on a special topic within the field of urban politics.


2009 Jessica Trounstine, Princeton University
Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rose and Fall of Bosses and Reformers (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
2002 Clarence Stone, The George Washington University
Building Civic Capacity: The Politics of Reforming Urban Schools
2002 Bryan Jones, University of Washington
Building Civic Capacity: The Politics of Reforming Urban Schools
2002 Carol Pierannunzi, Kennesaw State University
Building Civic Capacity
1995 Evan McKenzie, University of Illinois, Chicago
Privatopia: Homeowner Associations and the Rise of Residential Private Government (Yale University Press)
1992 Michael Keating, University of Western Ontario
Comparative Urban Politics: Power and the City in the United States, Canada, Britain and France, (Edward Elgar)
1991 Robert Stein, Rice University
Urban Alternatives: Public and Private Markets in the Provision of Local Services, (University Press)

 
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