Kent E. Portney
American Politics, Political Behavior
Kent E. Portney teaches courses in methodology, judicial politics, political behavior, public administration, survey research, and environmental politics. He is the author of Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities (MIT Press, 2003), Approaching Public Policy Analysis (Prentice-Hall, 1986), Siting Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities: The NIMBY Syndrome (Auburn House, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1991), and Controversial Issues in Environmental Policy (Sage Publications, 1992). He is also the co-author of Acting Civically, published in 2007 by Tufts University Press, and The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings, 1993), which won the American Political Science Association's 1994 Gladys Kammerer Award for the Best Book in American Politics, and the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Urban Politics' 1994 Best Book in Urban Politics Award; and he is the co-editor of The Distributional Impacts of Public Policies (St. Martin's, 1988). He is also co-editor of Virtual Decisions: Digital Simulations for Teaching Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Humanities published in 2006 by Lawrence Erlbaum. He is currently a member of the OECD's Metropolitan Review Panel.
also has written numerous journal articles and book chapters. His
article "Civic Engagement and Sustainable Cities in the U.S."
appeared in Public Administration Review (2005), his
co-authored article, "Mobilizing Minority Communities: Social
Capital and Participation in Urban Neighborhoods," appeared in
American Behavioral Scientist, (1997), and his article,
"Environmental Justice and Sustainability: Is there a Critical Nexus
in the Case of Waste Disposal or Treatment Facility Sitting?"
appeared in Fordham Urban Law Journal (1994). Portney has
held grants from the Ford Foundation, the National Science
Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Polaroid Foundation.
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