Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

Editor(s): Manuel B. Aalbers

Print ISBN: 9781444337761

Online ISBN: 9781444347456

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347456

Reviews


"Aalbers has edited a commendable volume that makes a strong case for the centrality of urban processes in crisis formation. It has implications for a number of subfields in political science-including urban politics, economic and housing policy processes, race and ethnicity, politics and history, and federalism and intergovernmental relations-and should be read by scholars seeking to pinpoint the urban origins of the global financial crisis, as well as by those with an interest in learning more about the unavoidable and deepening connection between the fate of cities and the fate of nations."  (Perspectives on Politics, 1 September 2013)

"So its reading will benefit not only economic geographers, but also sociologists, political scientists and, dare we say, economists."  (Political Studies Review, 8 January 2014)

"Aalbers has edited a commendable volume that makes a strong case for the centrality of urban processes in crisis formation. It has implications for a number of subfields in political science-including urban politics, economic and housing policy processes, race and ethnicity, politics and history, and federalism and intergovernmental relations-and should be read by scholars seeking to pinpoint the urban origins of the global financial crisis, as well as by those with an interest in learning more about the unavoidable and deepening connection between the fate of cities and the fate of nations." (Perspectives on Politics, September 2013)

"The book will be extremely useful for advanced courses in economic geography, housing policy and related topics. It should be widely cited in the ongoing debates over the subprime crisis as well as in discussions of mortgage and housing markets more generally."  (International Journal of Housing Policy, 20 June 2013)

"Overall, the book is a must-have for not only those interested in the economics, geography, and politics of the subprime crisis or mortgage markets, but also those more broadly interested in economic geography more broadly, especially as it concerns finance. The book will be extremely useful for advanced courses in economic geography, housing policy, and related topics. It should be widely cited in the ongoing debate over the subprime crisis as well as in discussions of mortgage and housing markets more generally."  (International Journal of Housing Policy, 2012)

 

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