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Published: 02 August 2018

352 Pages | 50 illustrations


ISBN: 9780190668884

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The Cities on the Hill

How Urban Insitutions Transform National Politics

Thomas K. Ogorzalek

  • Offers an innovative theory synthesizing major debates from urban politics, American politics, and the political economy of diversity
  • Proposes a bold theory of how one characteristic of urban politics (unity, fostered by institutions) shapes national party positions
  • Uses an original dataset of congressional district place character to perform previously impossible analyses
  • Combines historical analysis of a critical juncture in American history with sophisticated quantitative analyses to improve confidence in findings