Pier Domenico Tortola is a political scientist working primarily on European Union institutions, territorial cohesion and comparative federalism. Recently he has been studying the EU’s role and initiatives in the area of urban policy—and more generally spatial planning—both in isolation and in comparative perspective. He is currently working on a number of articles on these topics and preparing a book-length manuscript analysing the evolution of federally-funded urban measures in the United States and the European Union through the lenses of historical institutionalism. His latest work has appeared in Publius: The Journal of Federalism, the Journal of Common Market Studies, State and Local Government Review and The International Spectator.
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