"Julia Rabig's The Fixers: Devolution, Development & Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990 (The University of Chicago Press, 2016), goes far beyond most works written to date on Newark in terms of breadth, focus, sources, and analysis," writes the prize committee. "Rabig, unlike most historians of Newark, goes beyond the 1967 riots to consider the redevelopment of New Jersey's largest city which makes her interpretation more nuanced on multiple levels. Rabig does not only examine her subject from the points of view of race and class struggle in Newark, she also offers a feminist perspective in her treatment of that important period of history. For anyone who is interested in the study of cities and how politics work as they intersect with race, class, ideology and gender, Rabig's timely book has much to offer and provides much to think about."