University of Southern California

Jefferey M. Sellers, Department of Political Science

 

 

Current Projects

My current work addresses issues in comparative politics, urban politics, local democracy and the study of urban regions. The common focal point is an urban (and local) perspective on democracy in the United States and around the world. This work focuses increasingly on developing and transitional countries as well as the OECD.


Comparative and Urban Politics as a Research Agenda

"Beyond Subnational Comparison: The Transnational Comparative Method."

"State-Society Relations Beyond the Weberian State," in M.Bevir (ed.), Sage Handbook of Governance.

"Sociolegal Studies and Urban Governance: Mapping an Interdisciplinary Frontier," Canadian Journal of Law and Society 2(2): 245-248 (2007).

(with Peter John) "Solving the the 'Levels of Analysis Problem': Scalability and Local Autonomy in Comparative Politics"
(paper presented at International Political Science Association Annual Meeting, July 2006).

"Replacing the Nation: An Agenda for Comparative Urban Politics" Urban Affairs Review 40(4): 419-445 (2005).


Local Governance and Civil Society in Global Perspective
(Local Linkages webpage)

"The Three Worlds of Multilevel Democracy: Local Linkages, Civil Society and the Development of the Modern State"
(prospectus for a book manuscript now in draft) (co- authored with Anders Lidström and Yooil Bae).

"Trois modèles de gouvernance multiniveau au-delà du clivage état-société", Téléscope, 19(1): 62 - 84 (2013) (Link to English translation).

(with Sun-Young Kwak) "State and Society in Local Governance: Lessons From a Multilevel Comparison " (International Journal
of Urban and Regional Research
).

"Desalination Policy in a Multilevel Regulatory State" in Cesar Nava Escudero, Gerardo Hiriart Le Bert (eds.), Desalaction de
agua con energias renovables, pp. 173-188 (Mexico City: National Autonomous University of Mexico Press, 2008).

"Sociolegal Studies and Urban Governance: Mapping an Interdisciplinary Frontier," Canadian Journal of Law and Society
22(2): 245-248 (2007).

(with Anders Lidström) "Decentralization, Local Govenment and the Welfare State" Governance Vol. 20 (4), pp. 609-632.
(based on indicators for 21 OECD countries) .

"Comparing Local Government in Developed Democracies: Selected Indicators " (working paper including documentation and
citations for "Local Government and the Welfare State").

"Unions and the Strategic Context of Local Governance," in L. Turner and D. Cornfield (eds.), Labor in the New Urban
Battlegrounds, pp. 35-52. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralization (Barcelona: United Cities and Local Governments 2007).


Comparative Historical Development of Local Governance Infrastructures (Local Linkages webpage)

"Multilevel Local Linkages, Civil Society and the Democratic State" (prospectus for a book manuscript now in draft) (co-authored
with Anders Lidström and Yooil Bae).

"The Localization of Territorial Identity" (with Anders Lidström and Sun-Young Kwak).

(with Yooil Bae) "Globalization, the Developmental State and the Politics of Urban Growth in Korea: A Multi-level Analysis"
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
31 (3), pp. 543-560.

(with Anders Lidström) "Decentralization, Local Government and the Welfare State" Governance 20 (4), pp. 609-632. .

"Urbanization and the Social Origins of National Policies Toward Sprawl," in H. Richardson and C. Bae (eds.), Urban Sprawl
in Western Europe and the United States
(Ashgate Press, 2003) (PDF file).

"Transnational Urban Associations and the State in Contemporary Europe: A Rebirth of the Hansa League?", European Yearbook of
Administrative History
(2003) (PDF file).


International Metropolitan Observatory Project
(IMO project website)

Metropolitan Inequality and Governance (collaborative book project ).

The Political Ecology of the Metropolis: Metropolitan Sources of Electoral Behavior in Eleven Countries. (Essex and New
York: ECPR Press and Columbia University Press, 2013) (lead editor, with Kübler, Daniel; Walter-Rogg, Melanie; and Walks,
W. Alan).

"Introduction: The Metropolitanization of Politics," in Jefferey Sellers, Daniel Kübler, Melanie Walter-Rogg and Alan
Walks (eds.), The Political Ecology of the Metropolis (lead author, with Alan Walks).

"Place, Institutions and the Political Ecology of U.S. Metropolitan Areas," in Jefferey Sellers, Daniel Kübler, Melanie
Walter-Rogg and Alan Walks (eds.), The Political Ecology of the Metropolis

"The Emerging Metropolitan Political Ecology of France," in Jefferey Sellers, Daniel Kübler, Melanie Walter-Rogg and
Alan Walks (eds.), The Political Ecology of the Metropolis (lead author, with Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot)

"Conclusion: Metropolitan Political Behavior in Comparative Pespective," in Jefferey Sellers, Daniel Kübler, Melanie
Walter-Rogg and Alan Walks (eds.), The Political Ecology of the Metropolis (lead author, with Daniel Kübler, Alan
Walks, Melanie Walter- Rogg and Philippe Rochat).

(with Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot) (eds.), Metropolitanization and Political Change (Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften,
2005; French Edition CNRS Press, 2007).

Excerpts: "Metropolitanization in the United States: From Single Model to Multiple Patterns" (sole-authored chapter)
"Conclusion: The Metropolitanization of Politics" (co-authored with Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot)


Urban Development and Its Social and Environmental Consequences Worldwide (Urban environmental governance webpage)

"Understanding the dynamics of urban form: A comparison of Chinese and Indian cases", Computers, Environment and Urban
Systems
(revise and resubmit) (co-authored with Huang, J., Ramachandra, T. V., Kumar, U.).

"Dynamics of Urban Land Expansion in a Chinese and an Indian Region", paper presented at American Association of Geographers
Annual Meeting, 2013, Los Angeles (co-authored with Huang, J., Kumar, U., and Ramachandra, T. V.).

(with Jingan Huang and Xi Xi Lu) "A Global Comparative Analysis of Urban Form: Applying Remote Sensing and GIS" Landscape
and Urban Planning
82 (4), pp. 184-197.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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