Lisa Schweitzer, Associate Professor and Bedrosian Center faculty affiliate, reviewed the book Majoritarian Cities: Policy Making and Inequality in Urban Politics by Neil Kraus in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association.
“What drives local policy decisions? In Majoritarian Cities: Policy Making and Inequality in Urban Politics, political scientist Neil Kraus counters the idea, so pervasive in the study of urban politics, that elites dominate local decision making. Development conflicts, the topic of so many regime theory studies, tend to be donnybrooks between governments, developers, and specific neighborhoods, with local democratic majorities passive, either indifferent or aligned with elites.”
Read the full review here.