Professor and Department Head

Ph.D. University of Southern California, 1989
J.D. University of California at Los Angeles Law School, 1975

Urban Politics; Public Law; American Politics

Selected Publications:

McKenzie, Evan. 2011. Beyond Privatopia: Rethinking Residential Private Government. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press

McKenzie, Evan. 1994. Privatopia: Homeowner Associations and the Rise of Residential Private Government. (Yale University Press, 1994). Winner of American Political Science Award for Best Book in Urban Politics.

McKenzie, Evan and Roos, Robert A., with Terry Ellison. 1982. The Kids Nobody Wants: Treating the Seriously Delinquent Youth.  Reno, Nevada: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

--Articles and book chapters:

McKenzie, Evan. 2012.  “Urban Segregation and Enclaves,” in Karen Mossberger, Susan E. Clark, and Peter John (eds.)  The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 350-365.

McKenzie, Evan. 2012. “Common Interest Developments,” in Andrew T. Carswell (ed.),The Encyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

McKenzie, Evan. 2011.  “Present at the Creation: The Public Administration Profession and Residential Private Government.”  Public Administration Review 71:4, 543-545. July/August.*

McKenzie, Evan. 2010.  “Emerging Regulatory Trends, Power, and Competing Interests in US Common Interest Housing Developments.”  In Sarah Blandy, Ann Dupuis and Jennifer Dixon (eds.) Multi-owned Housing: Law, Power and Practice.  Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

McKenzie, Evan. 2005. “Planning Through Residential Clubs: Homeowners’ Associations.” Economic Affairs, 25(4): 28-31.*

McKenzie, Evan. 2005. Constructing the Pomerium in Las Vegas: A case study of emerging trends in American gated communities. Housing Studies, 20 (2): 187-203.*

McKenzie, Evan. 2003. Common Interest Housing in the Communities of Tomorrow. Housing Policy Debate, 14 (1-2): 203-234.*

Current Research Areas:
Multiple-function special districts as substitutes for municipalities

Privatization of public infrastructure

Public policy and common interest housing

Selected Activities and Honors:
Former member of UIC Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Former member of Governing Council of Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association

Best Book on Urban Politics Award from American Political Science Association, 1995.

Great Cities Institute Faculty Fellowship, 1996-97.

Former Chair of Oak Park Township Youth Services committee.

Former Member of Board of directors of Oak Park Regional Housing Center.

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Contact Information

Office: 1126C BSB, MC 276
Phone: 312-413-3782
Fax: 312-413-0440
Email: mckenzie@uic.edu