Myron A. Levine is a Professor in the Urban Affairs and Public Administration programs in the School of Public and International Affairs at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. His writings have appeared in the Journal of Urban Affairs, Urban Affairs Review, and various other urban studies and political science journals. In addition to authoring Urban Politics, he is the editor of Taking Sides: Urban Affairs and of a number of the volumes in the Annual Editions: Urban Society series. His research focuses on national urban policy, the politics of local economic development and gentrification, and the prospects for effective urban political leadership. He has received various Fulbright Foundation fellowships to study and teach in the Netherlands, Germany, the Slovak Republic, and Latvia, as well as an NEH award to study in France.
Levine's 10th edition of Urban Politics remains a handbook for the practitioner concerned with using public policy to support sustainable cities with a development triangle of environmental, economic, and social goals. It supports a progressive urban agenda with practical examples and extensive research. In the current age, Levine's unifying theme of power as the ability to get things done brings idealistic goals from blue skies down to the streets of America's cities. Minchin Lewis, Syracuse University, USA Thoroughly revised and rewritten, the new edition of Urban Politics provides a comprehensive view of urban development, contemporary urban politics, and urban issues. Its ample illustrations and boxed case material provide course instructors with substantial material for classroom discussion and student analysis. Heywood Saunders, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA