Office: Social Sciences 321
Phone: 773-702-8686

B.A. Bowdoin College, 1962
M.A. Columbia University, 1965
Ph.D. Columbia University, 1967


Terry Clark is interested in using decision-making theory to approach urban politics and other social phenomena.

Clark is international Coordinator of the Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project, which is surveying city officials across the U.S. and in thirty-five other countries.

Selected Publications

Community and Ecology: Dynamics of Place, Sustainability and Politics, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Boston, MA: Jai/Elsevier, 2006 (Co-edited with Aaron M. McCright).

The City as an Entertainment Machine, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Boston, MA: Jai/Elsevier, 2004

Research in Urban Policy. Oxford and New York: Elsevier/JAI, annual (1985 and onward). (Editor.) Example: The City as an Entertainment Machine, 2004.

"Amenities Drive Urban Growth," Journal of Urban Affairs, 2002

"The Presidency and the New Political Culture," American Behavioral Scientist, 2002

The Breakdown of Class Politics: A Debate on Post-industrial Stratification, Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001 (with Seymour Martin Lipset).

The New Political Culture. Boulder: Westview Press, 1998. (Co-edited with Vincent Hoffman-Martinot.)

Citizen Politics in Post-Industrial Societies. Boulder: Westview Press, 1997. (Co-edited with Michael Rempel.)

Urban Innovation. Newbury Park CA: Sage, 1994. (Co-author and editor.)

City Money: Political Processes, Fiscal Strain, and Retrenchment. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983. (Co-author.)

Prophets and Patrons: The French University and the Emergence of the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973.