Jason Hackworth
University of Toronto,Professor
Jason Hackworthbig
(416) 946-8764
Room 5010, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
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Rutgers University (2000)

Other Degrees:
MA Arizona State University (1996)
MEP (Planning) Arizona State University (1996)
BA (Sociology) University of Cincinnati (1993)

Research Interests:
  • Urban political economy
  • Comparative urban policy
  • Ethno-racial conflict

Selected Publications:
Refereed Articles
  • Hackworth, J. 2019. Urban crisis as conservative bonding capital. City, 23(1), forthcoming.
  • Hartt, M. and J. Hackworth. 2019. Household size decline, urban decline, or both?, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, forthcoming.
  • Hackworth, J. 2019. Gentrification as a politico-economic window: Reflections on the changing state of gentrification. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, early view.
  • Hackworth, J. 2018. Race and the production of extreme land abandonment in the American Rust Belt. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 42(1): 51-73.
  • Hackworth, J. 2017. Urban decline is not natural. Metropolitics, 11 April.
  • Hackworth, J. 2016. Demolition as urban policy in the American Rust Belt. Environment and Planning A, 48(11): 2201-2222.
  • Hackworth, J. 2016. Defiant neoliberalism and the danger of Detroit. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 107(5): 540-551.
  • Hackworth, J. 2016. Why there is no Detroit in Canada. Urban Geography, 37(2): 272-295.
  • Hackworth, J. 2015. Right-sizing as spatial austerity in the American Rust Belt. Environment and Planning A, 47(4): 766-782.
  • Hackworth, J. and K. Nowakowski 2015. Using market-based policies to address market collapse in the American Rust Belt: The case of land abandonment in Toledo, Ohio. Urban Geography, 36(4): 528-549.
  • Hackworth, J. 2014. The limits to market-based strategies for addressing land abandonment in shrinking American cities. Progress in Planning, 90: 1-37.
  • Hackworth, J. and E. Gullikson 2013. Giving new meaning to religious conversion: Churches, redevelopment, and secularization in Toronto. The Canadian Geographer, 57(1): 72-89.
  • Hackworth, J. and K. Stein 2012. The collision of faith and economic development in Toronto’s inner suburban industrial districts. Urban Affairs Review. 48(1): 35-61.
  • Mah, J. and J. Hackworth 2011. Local politics and inclusionary housing in three large Canadian cities. Canadian Journal of Urban Research. 20(1): 57-80.
  • Hackworth, J. and J. Akers 2011. Faith in the neoliberalization of post-Katrina New Orleans. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 102(1): 39-54.
  • Hackworth, J. 2010. Compassionate neoliberalism?: Evangelical Christianity, the welfare state, and the politics of the Right. Studies in Political Economy. 86: 83-108.
  • Hackworth, J. 2010. Faith, welfare, and the city: the mobilization of religious organizations for neoliberal ends. Urban Geography 31(6).
  • Hackworth, J. 2009. Neoliberalism, partiality, and the politics of faith-based welfare in the United States. Studies in Political Economy. 84: 155-179.
  • Hackworth, J. 2009. Normalizing ‘solutions’ to ‘government failure’: media representations of Habitat for Humanity. Environment and Planning A. 41(11): 2686-2705.
  • Hackworth, J. 2008. The durability of roll-out neoliberalism under centre-left governance: the case of Ontario’s social housing sector. Studies in Political Economy 81: 7-26.
  • Conway, T. and J. Hackworth 2007. Urban form and ecological integrity in the Greater Toronto Area. The Canadian Geographer. 51(1): 43-57.
  • Hackworth, J. and A. Moriah 2006. Neoliberalism, contingency, and urban policy: the case of social housing in Ontario. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 30(3): 510-527.
  • Hackworth, J. 2005. Emergent urban forms, or emergent post-modernisms? a comparison of large U.S. metropolitan areas. Urban Geography, 26(6): 484-519.
  • Hackworth, J. and J. Rekers 2005. Ethnic packaging and gentrification: the case of four neighbourhoods in Toronto. Urban Affairs Review, 41(2): 211-236.
  • Hackworth, J. 2005. Progressive activism in a neoliberal context: the case of efforts to retain public housing in the US. Studies in Political Economy, 75: 29-51.
  • Hackworth, J. 2004. The neoliberal turn and the restructuring of public housing policy in the United States. Critical Planning, 11: 31-50.
  • Hackworth, J. and E. Wyly 2003. Social polarization and the politics of low income mortgage lending in the United States. Geografiska Annaler, 85(3): 149-165.
  • Hackworth, J. 2003. Public housing and the re-scaling of regulation in the US. Environment and Planning A, 35(3): 531-549.
  • Hackworth, J. 2002. Local autonomy, bond-rating agencies and neoliberal urbanism in the US. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 26(4): 707-725.
  • Hackworth, J. 2002. Post recession gentrification in New York City. Urban Affairs Review, 37(6): 815-843.
  • Hackworth, J. and N. Smith 2001. The changing state of gentrification. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 92(4): 464-477.
  • Hackworth, J. 2001. Inner city real estate investment, gentrification, and economic recession in New York City. Environment and Planning A, 33(5): 863-880.
  • Hackworth, J. 2000. State devolution, urban regimes, and the production of geographic scale: the case of New Brunswick, NJ. Urban Geography, 21(5): 450-458.
  • Hackworth, J. 1999. Local planning and economic restructuring: a synthetic interpretation of urban redevelopment. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 18(4): 293-306.
  • Hackworth, J. 1998. From capital of the New-World to new world-capital: pre-1930s globalism in New York City. The Middle States Geographer, 31: 111-122.
Book Chapters
  • Hackworth, J. (2018). Religious neoliberalism. Pp. 323-334 in D. Cahill, M. Cooper, M. Konings and D. Primrose (Eds.), SAGE Handbook on Neoliberalism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Hackworth, J. (2018). The post-growth city? Pp. 197-205 in K. Ward, A.E.G. Jonas, B. Miller, and D. Wilson (Eds.), Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics. London: Routledge.
  • Hackworth, J. 2016. The public-private partnership. Pp. 396-405, in S. McGovern (Ed.), Urban Politics: A reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press.
  • Hackworth, J. 2015. The normalization of market-fundamentalism in Detroit: The case of land abandonment. Pp. 75-90, in M.P. Smith and L.O. Kirkpatrick (Eds.), Reinventing Detroit. New Brunswick, N.J. and London: Transaction Publishers.
  • Hackworth, J. 2012. Faith, welfare, and the formation of the modern American Right. Pp. 91-108, in Tuomas Martikainen and Francois Gauthier (Eds.), Religion in the Neoliberal Age: Political Economy and Modes of Governance. London: Ashgate.
  • Hackworth, J. 2010. Neoliberalism for God’s Sake: Sectarian justifications for secular policy transformation in the United States. Pp. 357-379, in A.L. Molendijk, J. Beaumont, and C. Jedan, (Eds.), Exploring the postsecular: the religious, the political, the urban. Leiden, NL: Brill.
  • Hackworth, J. and N. Smith 2010. The changing state of gentrification. Pp. 65-76, in L. Lees, T. Slater, and E. Wyly, (Eds.), The Gentrification Reader. London: Routledge.
  • Hackworth, J. 2009. Destroyed by HOPE: Public housing, neoliberalism, and progressive housing activism in the US. Pp. 232-256, in S. Glynn, (Ed.), Where the other half lives: Lower income housing in a neoliberal world. London: Pluto Press.
  • Hackworth, J. 2009. Political marginalization, misguided nationalism and the destruction of Canada’s social housing systems. Pp. 257-277, in S. Glynn, (Ed.), Where the other half lives: Lower income housing in a neoliberal world. London: Pluto Press.
  • Hackworth, J. 2008. Kritika neoliberalnog grada. Pp. 92-103, in L. Kovačević, T. Medak, P. Milat, M. Sančanin, T. Valentić, and V. Vuković, (Eds.), Priručnik Za Život U Neoliberalnoj Stvarnsosti. Zagreb: Prosinac. (translated into Croatian by T. Valentić)
  • Hackworth, J. 2005. Die reform des offentlichen Wohnungsbaus in den USA. Pp. 14-31, in V. Eick, J. Sambale, and M. Mayer, (Eds.), Sozialer Wohnungsbau, Arbeitsmarkt(re)integration und der neoliberale Wohlfahrtsstaat in der Bundesrepublik und Nordamerika. Berlin: Free University. (translated into German by Volker Eick and Jens Sambale)
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