47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Thursday, April 20 • 1:20pm - 2:45pm
TH1.20.09 Theorizing Urban Political Change: Perspectives from American Political Development

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The papers on this panel focus on the phenomenon of urban political change, approaching this issue from an American political development (APD) perspective. Some have suggested that APD represents a promising approach with which to rekindle interest in questions of urban political power and governance, once-prominent themes in the urban politics field that have received less attention in recent years. This panel presents several examples of how the APD approach might serve this function.

Charting Change in the City: Urban Political Orders and Urban Political Development
Timothy Weaver, University at Albany-SUNY

Urban Political Authority in Canada: Tracing the Political Development of the Western Canadian City
Jack Lucas, University of Calgary

Looking Backwards; Rebuilding Explanations
Heywood Sanders, University of Texas at San Antonio

How Policy Paradigms Change: Lessons from Chicago’s Urban Renewal Program
Joel Rast, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Joel Rast, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Timothy Weaver

University at Albany (SUNY)
Author of Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United Kingdom (Penn Press, 2016).


Joel Rast, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thursday April 20, 2017 1:20pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet Ballroom D-2 (1st Floor)