Prof. DiGaetano is a member of the Baruch College faculty and specializes in the study of urban politics and policy, including historical and comparative analysis of urban political economy. His scholarly publications include: with John Klemanski. Power and City Governance: Comparative Perspectives on Urban Development. (1999), and recent articles, "The Changing Nature of the Local State: A Comparative Perspective" in Policy and Politics (2001); "Urban Governance and Industrial Decline: Governing Structures and Policy Agendas in Birmingham and Sheffield, England, and Detroit, Michigan, 1980-1997" with Paul Lawless of Sheffield Hallam University, in Urban Affairs Review (1997), and "Urban Governing Alignments and Realignments in Comparative Perspective: Development Politics in Boston, Massachusetts, and Bristol, England, 1980-1996 in Urban Affairs Review (1997). Other journals in which his work has appeared are the Journal of Urban Affairs and the Journal of Urban History.