How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities
Shows how highways facilitated the sorting of Democrats and Republicans along urban-suburban lines, polarizing the politics of metropolitan development.
|Titel:||The Road to Inequality|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
Clayton Nall is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a faculty affiliate in the Urban Studies Program at Stanford University, California. His research has appeared in American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Statistical Science, and The Lancet, and his work has been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. This book is based on research that won the Harvard Department of Government's Toppan Prize for the best political science dissertation and the APSA William Anderson Award for the best dissertation on federalism and state and local politics.
'The author conducts insightful analyses of road atlases, historical housing ads, and a longitudinal panel survey to revisit well-studied concerns such as white flight and partisan realignment. The chapter on the partisan dimensions of transportation policy stands out for its analysis of original, recent surveys on transportation preferences. Strong bipartisan support remains for highway spending, but support for mass transit and other transportation priorities has become starkly partisan. Another strength is the author's ability to clearly present a large number of detailed spatial and quantitative analyses. … Overall, the author succeeds in increasing foundational knowledge about transportation policy and demonstrating the value of political geography analysis.' M. L. Godwin, Choice
1. Introduction; 2. How highways facilitate partisan geographic sorting; 3. Highways polarize metropolitan political geography; 4. Transportation becomes a partisan issue; 5. Implications for transportation policymaking; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.