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Justice and the American Metropolis

Clarissa Rile Hayward and Todd Swanstrom


Today’s American cities and suburbs are the sites of “thick injustice”—unjust power relations that are deeply and densely concentrated as well as opaque and seemingly intractable. Thick injustice is hard to see, to assign responsibility for, and to change. Identifying these often invisible and intransigent problems, this volume addresses foundational questions about what justice requires in the contemporary metropolis. Chapters focus on inequality within and among cities and suburbs; articulate principles for planning, redevelopment, and urban political leadership; and analyze the connection b ... More

Keywords: American cities, American suburbs, thick injustice, power relations, fairness, equality, social justice

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816676125
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676125.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clarissa Rile Hayward, editor
Professor, Political Theory, University of Toronto

Todd Swanstrom, editor

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Introduction Thick Injustice

Clarissa Rile Hayward and Todd Swanstrom

I The Roots of Injustice in the American Metropolis

II Rethinking Metropolitan Inequality

III Planning for Justice

IV Justice and Institutions

8 Voting and Justice

Gerald Frug

9 The Color of Territory

Richard Thompson Ford

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