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J. Phillip Thompson

Urban planner and political scientist at

Areas of expertise

  • Political Science
  • US Labor Movement
  • Economic Democracy

Major works

_Double Trouble: Black Mayors, Black Communities, and the Call for a Deep Democracy, _2005

About Me

Phil Thompson is an urban planner and political scientist. He received a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1977, a M.U.P from Hunter College in 1986, and a PhD in Politic Science from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1990. Phil worked as Deputy General Manager of the New York Housing Authority, and as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing Coordination. Phil is a frequent advisor to trade unions in their efforts to work with immigrant and community groups across the United States.

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