Rodney the ram

Nelson Wikstrom, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

(804) 828-8068

Scherer Hall, Room 213

Intergovernmental Relations

Metropolitan Areas


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • M.A., University of Connecticut
  • B.A., Northeastern University

Research Interests

  • Vertical and horizontal intergovernmental relations
  • Government and politics of metropolitan areas

Selected Publications

  • American Intergovernmental Relations: A Fragmented Federal Polity. Oxford University Press (2006). With G. Ross Stephens.
  • County Manager Government in Henrico County: Implementation, Evolution, and Evaluation (2003).
  • Metropolitan Government and Governance: Theoretical Perspectives, Empirical Analysis, and the Future. Oxford University Press. With G. Ross Stephens.
  • The Political World of a Small Town: A Mirror Image of American Politics (1993).
  • Councils of Governments: A study of political incrementalism. Burnham, Munger & Root (1977).