Scott L. Minkoff

scott_minkoffScott Minkoff
is an Associate Professor of Political Science at SUNY New Paltz.  His research focuses on American local politics, public policy, public goods, and political engagement and strongly emphasizes the use of mapping and spatial statistics.  Among other topics, he has published on the spatial and network relationships that exist between cities in metropolitan areas and how they impact budgetary decisions.  You can find his work in American Politics Research, Political Geography, Urban Affairs Review, and Social Science Quarterly.  Scott’s current projects examine the spatial distribution of public goods and socio-economic attributes within cities and how they impacts the development of social capital and political attitudes.  Scott is also a contributing author to Ed Greenberg and Benjamin Page’s American politics textbook The Struggle for Democracy.