The CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States


Edited by: Christine Kelleher Palus & Richardson Dilworth

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    About the Editors

    Christine Kelleher Palus (Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University. Dr. Palus’s research focuses on state and local government and public management. Her work has been published in numerous outlets, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, State and Local Government Review, Urban Affairs Review, and American Review of Public Administration, among others. As Graduate Dean, Dr. Palus oversees all graduate programs in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Prior to her current appointment, she served as Graduate Program Director and Chair for the Department of Public Administration.

    Richardson Dilworth (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University) is Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for Public Policy at Drexel University. His research focuses on urban political development and urban public policy. He is the author of The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy (2005) and the editor of Cities in American Political History (CQ Press, 2011), The City in American Political Development (Routledge, 2009), and Social Capital in the City: Community and Civic Life in Philadelphia (Temple University Press, 2006). In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Legislative Office for Research Liaison of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and in 2009 a visiting scholar at the Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences. In 2008, he was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to serve on the Philadelphia Historical Commission, where he is chair of the Historic Designation Committee. He is also the Director of Drexel’s Center for Public Policy (CPP). The CPP supports interdisciplinary policy-oriented scholarship among Drexel faculty and other external affiliates and engages students in this research through its Master of Science in Public Policy degree program.


    David N. Ammons University of North Carolina

    Theodore Arapis Villanova University

    Wayne Batchis University of Delaware

    Brady Baybeck Wayne State University

    Cynthia J. Bowling Auburn University

    John Brennan University of North Carolina Wilmington

    Mark Brewin University of Tulsa

    Peter F. Burns Soka University of America

    James J. Connolly Ball State University

    Richardson Dilworth Drexel University

    Daniel Dougherty Drexel University

    John D. Fairfield Xavier University

    Richard M. Flanagan College of Staten Island, City University of New York

    Juliet F. Gainsborough Bentley University

    Todd Gardner U.S. Census Bureau

    Edward G. Goetz University of Minnesota

    Oscar Gonzales U.S. Department of the Treasury

    Christina Greer Fordham University

    James L. Greer U.S. Department of the Treasury

    Kisha A. Hardwick Auburn University

    Julie Hawkins Drexel University

    Alexander C. Henderson Long Island University

    Craig J. Heisel Donohue and Associates

    Sarah Hill Western Michigan University

    Jennifer J. Hora Valparaiso University

    Michele M. Hoyman The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Alison Kenner Drexel University

    Neil Kraus University of Wisconsin–River Falls

    Timothy B. KrebsUniversity of New Mexico

    John Krinsky City College of New York, City University of New York

    Alan Lessoff Illinois State University

    Evangeline Linkous University of South Florida

    Paul Manna College of William & Mary

    Jamie R. McCall Independent Scholar

    Christine Moskell Cornell University

    Jen Nelles Hunter College, City University of New York

    Christine Kelleher Palus Villanova University

    Elizabeth Pelletier College of William & Mary

    Christine Piven City of Philadelphia

    Meghan E. Rubado Temple University

    David Schley Hong Kong Baptist University

    Eleanor Sharpe City of Philadelphia

    Mara Sidney Rutgers University‒Newark

    Jeff Smith The New School

    Elizabeth Strom University of South Florida

    Doron Taussig University of Pennsylvania

    Matthew O. Thomas California State University, Chico

    Katharine A. Travaline Drexel University

    Kristene Unsworth Drexel University

    Gwen Urey California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

    Timothy Weaver University of Louisville

    Gary R. Webb University of North Texas

    Craig M. Wheeland Villanova University

    Amy Widestrom Arcadia University

    Catherine E. Wilson Villanova University

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