Political Lessons from American Cities

The Political Lessons from American Cities series, edited by Richardson Dilworth, will publish short books of approximately 25,000-30,000 words, each covering one major American city and an important lesson that city has to offer to the study and practice of American politics. These lessons will span a relatively broad range of topics, encompassing globalization, labor, race relations, immigration, financial crisis and decline, organizational structure of government, political reform, and more. Combining synthesis and original research, these short, accessibly written books will be particularly useful for course adoption. 
Prospective authors should contact series editor Richardson Dilworth or Editor-in-Chief Aaron Javsicas at Temple University Press to discuss their work in progress for inclusion in the series. 

Reforming Philadelphia, 1682⁠–⁠2022

Richardson Dilworth

A short but comprehensive political history of the city, from its founding in 1682 to the present day

132 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 2 figures, 15 halftones

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Reinventing the Austin City Council

Ann O'M. Bowman

Examining how Austin, Texas changed the way it elects its city council—and why it matters.

126 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 5 figures, 1 halftone, 1 map

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