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Professors Bryan Roberts and Robert Wilson Coedit New Book

Posted: May 5, 2009

Bryan Roberts, LLILAS Director and Professor of Sociology, and Robert Wilson, Associate Dean and Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, recently published the edited volume Urban Segregation and Governance in the Americas with Palgrave Macmillan (2009).

The volume presents studies of the emerging pattern of socio-spacial segregation in seven major cities in Latin America, with Austin, Texas, as a U.S. comparison. Using the recent availability of geo-coded census data and techniques of special analysis, the studies highlight contemporary processes of socioeconomic segregation and explore the challenges that emergent patterns entail for urban government and the consequences on equity in access to and quality of services.

Paul Ong of the School of Public Affairs at UCLA says, “This edited volume is an invaluable source to students and scholars interested in urban studies, policy, and planning. While the literature on U.S. cities has focused on racial segregation, the book offers important lessons about urbanization and socioeconomic inequality by examining the magnitude and nature of class segregation in Latin American cites.”

For more information or to order the volume, you can visit its page on the Macmillan site.

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