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 ultimately transcend, conventional urban economics
  • Engages both lay and learned in Economics, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Planning, Urban Studies, Development Studies and Political Economy
  • Socially relevant economics addresses the fundamental weaknesses of mainstream economics and improves how other fields understand cities
  • Real-world, problem-based and problem-solving scholarship aims to bring about not just change but a just change
  • The series editor, editorial board members and reviewers are a blend of high-profile scholars and practitioners from both the Global North and the Global South to ensure serious engagement and respectful treatment of all topics
  • Forms a resource for course leaders, students and policy makers to revisit and rethink urban economies beyond ‘growthmania’

Our world is characterised by cities: their disproportionate share of problems as well as prospects. Seeking to overcome the limitations of mainstream urban economics, this series will help us to better understand, and to address, the challenges posed by cities. The Global South is of particular interest, but it is by no means the only focus. The series emphasises social sustainability of urban transformations, encourages transdisciplinary political–economic approaches to urban economics and welcomes books that are both heterodox and pluralist. Striving to both engage and transcend mainstream urban economics, it places its 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 and more ambitious scale – the kinds of research that appear 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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