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Changing Urban and Regional Relations in a Globalizing World

Europe as a Global Macro-Region Edited by Kathy Pain, ALDAR Professor of Real Estate Development, School of Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and Gilles Van Hamme, Researcher, Institute for Environmental Management and Land-Use Planning (IGEAT), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
In this important book, Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme bring together a prestigious group of contributors to provide a systematic assessment of the dynamic, multi-scale network restructuring and spaces of flows associated with globalization that have shaped Europe’s contemporary position in the world during the past decade.
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Publication Date: 2014
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In this important book, Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme bring together a prestigious group of contributors to provide a systematic assessment of the dynamic, multi-scale network restructuring and spaces of flows associated with globalization that have shaped Europe’s contemporary position in the world during the past decade.

The book examines the changing relations of cities and regions in Europe in a global perspective both through its position in the international division of labour and in different types of networks and flows: trade of goods; advanced services and finance – stock exchange and office real estate investments; human; knowledge; and maritime - and considers how European territories are being unequally impacted by these trends. A distinctive feature of the research results presented is their specific empirical focus on the functional and economic relations of cities and regions in globalization and how these relate to territorial structures in a spatial context.

Providing in-depth reflection on territorial policies in Europe in a global context and pointing to a basic contradiction between EU economic and spatial strategies to promote sustainable growth alongside socio-territorial equity, this volume will appeal to scholars, students and researchers with interests in urban and regional planning, spatial and economic development and globalization. It also has strong relevance for government policy makers at the state, regional and local levels, as well as professional practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.


Contributors: B. Derudder, C. Ducruet, M. Hoyler, O. Joly, V. Jurie, M. Le Cam, C. Lizieri, P. Medina Lockhart, A. Montanari, K. Pain, D. Pelckmans, Y. Richard, P. Roukova, M. Sainteville, B. Staniscia, P. Taylor, G. Van Hamme, S. Vinciguerra, P. Warda, I. Wertz
Contents:

PART I: EXPLORING THE EUROPEAN SPACE IN A CHANGING GLOBAL CONTEXT
1. Theoretical and Methodological Challenges
Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme

PART II: POSITIONING EUROPE IN THE WORLD
2. Europe as a Global Actor – Between Decline and Inconsistency
Kathy Pain, Yann Richard and Gilles Van Hamme

3. European Countries and Regions in the International Division of Labour
Pablo Medina-Lockhart, Poli Roukova, Gilles Van Hamme and Peter Warda

4. Europe and its Territories in Global Human Flows
Armando Montanari and Barbara Staniscia

PART III: ANALYZING EUROPE’S GLOBAL NETWORK RELATIONS
5. European Cities in Global Networks
César Ducruet, Violaine Jurie, Marine Le Cam, Kathy Pain, Maude Sainteville, Sandra Vinciguerra, Gilles Van Hamme and Isaline Wertz

6. European Cities in Advanced Producer Services and Real Estate Capital Flows: A Dynamic Perspective
Michael Hoyler, Colin Lizieri, Kathy Pain, Peter Taylor and Sandra Vinciguerra, Ben Derudder and Daan Pelckmans

7. European Stock Markets in the Arena of Financial Globalization
Violaine Jurie and Maude Sainteville

8. Europe in Global Maritime Flows: Gateways, Forelands and Subnetworks
César Ducruet, Olivier Joly and Marine Le Cam

PART IV: FROM THE EUROPEAN SPACE OF FLOWS TO RESILIENT TERRITORIAL POLICY
9. Territorial Performance and Position in the Global Economy
Kathy Pain, Gilles Van Hamme and Sandra Vinciguerra

10. Europe in the Global Economy – Policy at a Crossroads
Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme

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