Friday, January 23, 2015

Welcome New Editorial Board Members: Steve Martin, Steve McGovern, Scott Minkoff

Steve Martin is a Professor of Public Policy and Management at Cardiff University and Director of the Public Policy Institute for Wales. His research is focused on public service improvement, local governance, evaluation and evidence-based policy. He has published widely in leading journals including Public Administration, Regional Studies, and Public Management Review.

Steve McGovern is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Haverford College. He is the author or co-author of two books and many journal articles on city politics, urban development, and grassroots politics. Much of his research explores the relationship between ideas, ideology, and political culture and urban power relations, as well as the dynamic between societal change and political change in American cities.

Scott L. Minkoff is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College in New York City. His current work focuses on local goods provision and its impact on the social and political development of neighborhoods. His research frequently involves the use of spatial statistics, geographic information systems, and network analysis.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Welcome New Editorial Board Members: Anders Lidström, Zhilin Liu, John Lombard

Anders Lidström is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Political Science at Umeå University in Sweden. His research focus is on urban, local and regional politics and government, particularly in a comparative perspective. He is the convenor for the European Consortium on Political Research standing group on local government and politics. Recent publications include several articles on citizenship in city-regions and the co-authored, The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe.

Zhilin Liu is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, China. Her research interests include urban planning and governance, affordable housing policy, and sustainable urbanization. 

John Lombard is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Public Administration at Old Dominion University. His research is focused on corporate relocation, economic development policy and incentives, homeowner associations and policy, GIS and spatial analyses. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Welcome New Editorial Board Members: Janet Kelly, Pekka Kettunen, Vladimir Kogan

Janet Kelly is a Professor of Urban and Public Affairs and Executive Director of the Urban Studies Institute at the University of Louisville. Her research is focused on state and local government finance and economic development. Professor Kelly also holds four professional certifications in public finance and accounting.

Pekka Kettunen is a Researcher at Abo Akademi University, Finland. His research focuses on policy analysis, evaluation, comparative analysis and local government research. His research has appeared in Local Government Studies, Regional and Federal Studies, and Policy & Evaluation. He is a board member of several Finnish and international scientific associations.

Vladimir Kogan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio State University. He studies state and local politics, education governance, and political reform in the United States. In 2010, Kogan was the recipient of the Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award from the Urban Affairs Association. He is co-author of Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego, which won the best book award from the American Political Science Association’s Section on Urban Politics.