There are now more than three hundred city-regions around the world with populations greater than one million. These city-regions are expanding vigorously, and they present many new and deep challenges to researchers and policy-makers in both the more developed and less developed parts of the world. The processes of global economic integration and accelerated urban growth make traditional planning and policy strategies in these regions increasingly inadequate, while more effective approaches remain largely in various stages of hypothesis and experimentation.
Global City-Regions represents a multifaceted effort to deal with the many different issues raised by these developments. It seeks at once to define the question of global city-regions and to describe the internal and external dynamics that shape them; it proposes a theorization of global city-regions based on their economic and political responses to intensifying levels of globalization; and it offers a number of policy insights into the severe social problems that confront global city-regions as they come face to face with an economically and politically neoliberal world.
At a moment when globalization is increasingly subject to critical scrutiny in many different quarters, this book provides a timely overview of its effects on urban and regional development, one of its most important (but perhaps least understood) corollaries. The book also offes a series of nuanced visions of alternative possible futures.
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... some must-read pieces ... this important book brings the concept of the global city-region into view. At the same time, it sows seeds of doubt about the concept's usefulness and applicability. ( Area)
A good-quality production with many eminent contributors ... will be of interest to urban scholars. ( Urban Studies)
Allen J. Scott was born in England and educated at Oxford University. He is currently professor jointly appointed to the Departments of Policy Studies and Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 1986-7, and was awarded Honors by the Association of American Geographers in 1987. He was elected as corresponding fellow of the British Academy in 1999. In the winter of 1998-9 he occupied the André Siegfried Chair in the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris. His most recent books are Regions and the World Economy (Oxford University Press, 1998) and The Cultural Economy of Cities (Sage, 2000).
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110199252300
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 199252300
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0199252300
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Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 486 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0199252300