Ogorzalek: “The City re-Centered? Local Inequality Mitigation in the 21st Century Global City"
- Ogorzalek: “The City re-Centered? Local Inequality Mitigation in the 21st Century Global City"
NOV 18, 2021 | 4:00 PM TO 5:30 PM
November 18, 2021: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)
Models of local redistributive policy in the United States were rooted in historical conditions--such as a declining industrial mode of production and residential housing markets distorted by discriminatory federal policies--that no longer obtain. As a result, some central cities have additional capacity to respond to their electorates with an expanded fisc and other policies that might mitigate inequalities. This paper examines patterns in central-city re-emergence and policy changes in major U.S. metros over the last 40 years, finding that cities that have been more successful in the "knowledge economy" have also enacted more such social policies.
Thomas Ogorzalek is Co-Director of the Chicago Democracy Project at Northwestern University and author of The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics (Oxford U Press). His research has appeared in American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and Du Bois Review, among other outlets.