Todd Swanstrom (Department of Political Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis) recently co-edited (with Clarissa Hayward, Washington University in Saint Louis) Justice and the American Metropolis (University of Minnesota Press, 2011)

Today’s American cities and suburbs are the sites of “thick injustice”—unjust power relations that are densely concentrated as well as opaque and seemingly intractable. Identifying these often invisible problems, this volume addresses foundational questions about what justice requires in the contemporary metropolis, pointing the way to a metropolis in which social justice figures prominently in any definition of success.  For information see:  Examination copies available.