Winner of the 1981 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs.
"City Limits radically reinterprets urban politics by deriving its dominant forces from the logic of the American federal structure. It is thereby able to explain some pervasive tendencies of urban political outcomes that are puzzling or scarcely noticed at all when cities are viewed as autonomous units, outside the federal framework. Professor Peterson's analysis is imaginativelyfor conceived and skillfully carried through. His beautifully finished volume will lastingly alter our understanding of urban affairs in America."—from the citation by the selection committee for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award
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Review: City LimitsUser Review - Sarah Giammo - Goodreads
Really powerful book that offers a thought provoking, foundational understanding of how cities function and the constraints by which they are limited. Read full review
Review: City LimitsUser Review - Frank Stein - Goodreads
Although it opens with the usual poli-sci gobbeldygook, this book quickly asserts and ably defends some fascinating theories about the nature of urban politics in the American federalist system. While ... Read full review