Professor Kantor is author of numerous articles and reviews in the Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, British Journal of Political Science, Polity, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and other leading academic journals. Paul Kantor co-authored Cities in the International Marketplace: the Political Economy of Urban Development in North America and Western Europe (Princeton University Press, 2002). This book won the 2003 award for the Best Book in Urban Politics from the American Political Science Association.
His other books include American Political Parties: Decline or Revival? (CQ Press, 2001), co-edited with Jeffrey Cohen and Richard Fleisher; The Dependent City Revisited: The Political Economy of Urban Development and Social Policy, (Westview, 1995); The Dependent City: The Changing Political Economy of Urban America, ( Little Brown-Scott, Foresman, 1988); With Dennis R. Judd he also co-edited Enduring Tensions in Urban Politics, Macmillan, 1992; The Politics of Urban America, (Longman, 1998, 2002); American Urban Politics: The Reader (Longman, 2006); American Politics in a Global Age (Pearson Longman, 2010); and Struggling Giants: City Region Governance in London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. 2012, University of Minnesota Pres (with Christian Lefevre, Asato Saito, H. V. Savitch, and Andy Thornley).