Edinburgh Studies in Urban Political Economy

Series Editor(s): Franklin Obeng-Odoom

Reassesses the urban political economy from transdisciplinary and marginalised perspectives

  • Platinum Open Access
  • Provides a platform for marginalised voices to critically engage with - and question - conventional urban economics
  • Accessible writing that will engage both specialists and non-specialists in Economics, Geography/Economic Geography, Sociology/Anthropology, Planning, Urban Studies, Development Studies and Political Economy
  • Socially relevant economics, which addresses the fundamental weaknesses of mainstream economics and improve how other fields understand cities
  • Problem-based and problem-solving scholarship crucially needed to bring about not just new development goals but also new paradigms
  • A resource for course leaders, students and policy makers to revisit and rethink urban political economy, going beyond beyond usual measures such as the GDP

In a world characterised by the urbanisation of social problems and the limitations of mainstream urban economics as a compass, this series strives to publish books that correct these problems, particularly - but not exclusively - in the Global South. An alternative political economy series, it emphasises social sustainability of urban transformation, encourages the use of transdisciplinary political-economic approaches to urban economics, and welcomes books that are both heterodox and pluralist. Books in the series will both engage and transcend mainstream urban economics, while placing their insights at the disposal of the wider field of urban studies.

Submit your book proposal for the series

The Edinburgh Studies in Urban Political Economy series seeks to publish – on a bigger, more ambitious and more urban scale – the kinds of research published in journals such as Forum for Social Economics, African Review of Economics and Finance and Journal of Australian Political Economy

Both monographs and coherent edited collections will be considered. Books should be 75–90,000 words in length.

Proposals should be sent to the Series Editor, Franklin Obeng-Odoom, in the first instance: franklin.obeng-odoom@helsinki.fi

You can find our book proposal guidelines here:

Editorial Board

  • Esther W. Dungumaro, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Gabriela Grajales, formerly with UN-HABITAT, Mexico
  • Irene Browne, Emory University, USA
  • Anne Haila, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Frank Stilwell, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Deborah Bryceson, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • John Pullen, University of New England, Australia
  • Ambe Njoh, University of South Florida, USA
  • Koen Smet, WU Vienna – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Nana Akua Anyidoho, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Darrick Hamilton, New School for Social Research, USA

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