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Urban politics, economic development, institutions of local government and Chicago politics.
Introduction to American Politics
Urban Politics and Policy
The American Presidency
Political Parties and Interest Groups
The U.S. Congress
2010. "Re-Stating Theories of Urban Development: The Politics of Authority Creation and Intergovernmental Triads in Postindustrial Chicago. Journal of Urban Affairs, 32(4)--forthcoming.
2007. "The New Ecology of Urban Governance: Special Purpose Authorities and Urban Development," with Dennis R. Judd. In Jill Gross and Robin Hambleton, eds., Governing Cities in a Global Era: Urban innovation, competition and democratic reform. Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave.