Book Review: Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco by J.M. Henderson

Nicholas Klein provides an engaging review of Jason Henderson‘s book Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco.

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A short summary including a link to a copy of the review follows.

In his review Klein highlights that the book argues that politics helps rather than hinders transport policy and that Henderson demonstrates this by analysing a range of San Francisco case studies focusing on the ‘dominant…political ideologies’, namely: progressive, neoliberal and conservative, .  Though a largely complementary review, which  emphasises that lessons learnt from San Francisco are transferable to other contexts, the focus on political ideologies is criticised as ‘limiting at times’.

A copy of the review is available here with the kind permission of Elsevier. It  is also available via Science Direct.

This article was published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 38, Nicholas J. Klein, Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, J.M. Henderson. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst (2013).  $80.00, Hardback, $24.95, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55849-998-0,  Pages 162-163, Copyright Elsevier (2014).

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