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  1. Cities as Political Objects

    Cities as Political Objects

    Edited by Alistair Cole, Renaud Payre
    Focusing on the city’s role as the nexus for new forms of relationships between politics, economics and society, this fascinating book views the city as a political phenomena. Its chapters unravel the city’s plural histories, contested political, legal and administrative boundaries, and its policy-making capacity in the context of multi-level and market pressures. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  2. The Rise of the Hybrid Domain

    The Rise of the Hybrid Domain

    Yuko Aoyama, Balaji Parthasarathy
    By conceptualizing the rise of the hybrid domain as an emerging institutional form that overlaps public and private interests, this book explores how corporations, states, and civil society organizations develop common agendas, despite the differences in their primary objectives. Using evidence from India, it examines various cases of social innovation in education, energy, health, and finance, which offer solutions for some of the most pressing social challenges of the twenty-first century. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Urban Strategies for Culture-Driven Growth

    Urban Strategies for Culture-Driven Growth

    Nils Wåhlin, Maria Kapsali, Malin H. Näsholm, Tomas Blomquist
    Over the past three decades, the European Capital of Culture has grown into one of the most ambitious cultural programs in the world. Through the promotion of cultural diversity across the continent, the program fosters mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue among citizens, thereby increasing their sense of belonging to a community. This insightful book outlines potential avenues through which culture and creativity can raise the imaginative capability of citizens and harness opportunities tied to what the book calls ‘culture-driven growth’. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  4. Marketing Rural Tourism

    Marketing Rural Tourism

    Gunjan Saxena
    Gunjan Saxena seeks to encourage a fuller understanding of rural tourism marketing by uncovering the lived experiences and enterprise of different actor groups as they respond to the impact of tourism on their communities and cultural identities. In so doing, the author makes a key contribution to the wider marketing discourse that circulates around place marketing and rural destinations. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  5. Settlements at the Edge

    Settlements at the Edge

    Edited by Andrew Taylor, Dean B. Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Lee Huskey, Rasmus O. Rasmussen, Gertrude Saxinger
    Settlements at the Edge examines the evolution, characteristics, functions and shifting economic basis of settlements in sparsely populated areas of developed nations. With a focus on demographic change, the book features theoretical and applied cases which explore the interface between demography, economy, well-being and the environment. This book offers a comprehensive and insightful knowledge base for understanding the role of population in shaping the development and histories of northern sparsely populated areas of developed nations including Alaska (USA), Australia, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Finland and other nations with territories within the Arctic Circle. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  6. Migration, Mobilities and the Arab Spring

    Migration, Mobilities and the Arab Spring

    Edited by Natalia Ribas-Mateos
    Confronting questions of globalization, mobilities and space in the Mediterranean, and more specifically in the eastern Mediterranean, this book introduces a new type of complexity and ambiguity to the study of the global. In this theoretical frame an increasingly urban articulation of global logics and struggles, and an escalating use of urban space to make political claims, not only by citizens but also by foreigners, can be found. By emphasizing the interplay between global, regional and local phenomena, the book examines new forms and conditions, such as the transformation of borders, the reconfiguration of transnational communities, the agency of transnational families, new mobilities and diasporas, and transnational networks of humanitarian response. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 119.00   Web: $ 107.10
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  7. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development

    Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development

    Edited by David Smallbone, Markku Virtanen, Arnis Sauka
    Entrepreneurship and innovation are arguably the main drivers of economic development today. This book explores the two in depth, at both the national and regional levels, using a variety of methodologies. The expert contributors discuss the subject from a policy perspective, with case studies from a host of countries including new member states of the EU as well as established EU member states. Split into three parts, the book focuses on: innovation, entrepreneurial activity and regional development, and entrepreneurship and SME policy. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Work

    Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Work

    Edited by Rob Lambert, Andrew Herod
    Since the renaissance of market politics on a global scale, precarious work has become pervasive. Divided into two parts, the first section of this cross-disciplinary book analyses the different forms of precarious work that have arisen over the past thirty years. These transformations are captured in ethnographically orientated chapters on sweatshops; day labour; homework; unpaid contract work of Chinese construction workers; the introduction of insecure contracting in the Korean automotive industry; and the insecurity of Brazilian cane cutters. The editors and contributors then collectively explore trade union initiatives in the face of precarious work and stimulate debate on the issue. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  9. Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism

    Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism

    Hans-Peter Brunner
    The rise of Asia, as well as the future of regional cooperation and integration (RCI) the world over, will be profoundly influenced by the challenges of slowing productivity growth, increasing economic inequalities and systemic vulnerabilities. Such structural reform issues will require RCI policies that complement domestic policy reform. This unique book explains what drives the regional economic integration of nations and their contribution to national knowledge capital. It also lays out how such beneficial integration can generate broad-based, equitable wealth in Europe and Asia. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Understanding China's Urbanization

    Understanding China's Urbanization

    Li Zhang, Richard LeGates, Min Zhao
    China’s urbanization is one of the great earth-changing phenomena of recent times. The way in which China continues to urbanize will have a critical impact on the world economy, global climate change, international relations and a host of other critical issues. Understanding and responding to China’s urbanization is of paramount importance to everyone. This book represents a unique exploration of the demographic, spatial, economic and social aspects of China’s urban transformation. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  11. Challenging Neoliberalism

    Challenging Neoliberalism

    Cal Clark, Evelyn A. Clark
    Neoliberalism, which advocates free markets without government interference, has become increasingly utilized and controversial over the last three and a half decades. This book presents case studies of Chile and Taiwan, two countries that seemingly prospered from adopting neoliberal strategies, and finds that their developmental histories challenge neoliberalism in fundamental ways. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  12. Multimodal Transport Security

    Multimodal Transport Security

    Edited by Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca Zamparini, Genserik L.L. Reniers, Dawna L. Rhoades
    The rapid growth of multimodal (intermodal) passenger and freight has created dangerous new security issues. This book addresses these issues with a multidisciplinary perspective. The evolution of policies and the organization of practices in several key countries are also described in depth. By analysing the similarities and differences in these priorities, frameworks and policies, this work identifies relevant benchmarks and best practices. It will be relevant for scholars, practitioners, and policy makers across a wide range of fields. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  13. Entrepreneurship in Cities

    Entrepreneurship in Cities

    Edited by Colin Mason, Darja Reuschke, Stephen Syrett, Maarten van Ham
    Entrepreneurship in Cities focuses on the neglected role of the home and the residential neighbourhood context for entrepreneurship and businesses within cities. The overall objective of the book is to develop a new interdisciplinary perspective that links entrepreneurship research with neighbourhood and urban studies. A key contribution is to show that entrepreneurship in cities is more than agglomeration economies and high-tech clusters. This is the first book to connect entrepreneurship with neighbourhoods and homes, recognising that business activity in the city is not confined to central business districts, high streets and industrial estates but is also found in residential neighbourhoods. It highlights the importance of home-based businesses for the economy of cities. These often overlooked types of businesses and workers significantly contribute to the ‘buzz’ that makes cities favourable places to live and work. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  14. Introduction to Regional Economic Development

    Introduction to Regional Economic Development

    Mustafa Dinc
    This is a relatively simple and easy to read introduction of major regional and local economic development theories, their theoretical evolution and other relevant topics such as governance, institutions and local leadership within the globalization context. It also discusses some basic analytical tools and provides a template for them in an easy to use MS Excel spreadsheet application. It introduces conflict management procedures into regional development process and provides a regional decision support framework. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. Small States in the Modern World

    Small States in the Modern World

    Edited by Harald Baldersheim, Michael Keating
    Small States in the Modern World comprehensively assesses the different modes of adaptation by small states in response to the security and economic vulnerabilities posed by global change. It uses a diverse collection of case studies to explore the complexities of change and to place them in their temporal and geographical context. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  16. China’s Urban Century

    China’s Urban Century

    Edited by François Gipouloux
    The achievements of China’s urbanization should not be evaluated solely in terms of adequate infrastructures, but also in their ability to implement sound governance practices to ensure social, environmental and economic development. This book addresses several key challenges faced by Chinese cities, based on the most recent policies and experiments adopted by central and local governments. The contributors offer an interdisciplinary analysis of the urbanization process in China, and examine the following key topics: the institutional foundations of Chinese cities, the legal status of the land, the rural to urban migration, the preservation of the urban heritage and the creation of urban community, and the competitiveness of Chinese cities. They define the current issues and challenges emerging from China’s urbanization. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  17. International Perspectives on Industrial Ecology

    International Perspectives on Industrial Ecology

    Edited by Pauline Deutz, Donald I. Lyons, Jun Bi
    With its high-level focus on industrial ecology-related policies such as circular economy and industrial symbiosis, this book provides a timely analysis of the industrial ecology experience worldwide. Editors Pauline Deutz, Donald I. Lyons, and Jun Bi combine their diverse experiences in both research and teaching to examine the topic as a business, community, and academic endeavor in different settings worldwide. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  18. The Rise of the City

    The Rise of the City

    Edited by Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp, Roger R. Stough
    This book examines urban growth and the dynamics that are transforming the city and city regions in the 21st century focusing specifically on the spatial aspects of this process in the “Urban Century”. Forces that are driving city growth include agglomeration spillovers, concentration of innovation and entrepreneurship, diversity of information and knowledge resources, and better amenities and higher wages. These benefits produce a positive reinforcing system that attracts more people with new ideas and information, fuelling innovation, new products and services and more high-wage jobs, thereby attracting more people. Such growth also produces undesirable effects such as air and water pollution, poverty, congestion and crowding. These combined factors both impact and change the geography and spatial dynamics of the city. These transformations and the public policies that may be critical to the quality of life, both today and in the future, are the substance of this book. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  19. The Economics of Cultural Diversity

    The Economics of Cultural Diversity

    Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot, Jessie Bakens
    The populations of many countries in the world are becoming more culturally diverse. This spurs a growing need for an informed debate on the socio-economic implications of cultural diversity. This book offers a solid statistical and econometric perspective on this topical subject by bringing together studies from different countries in Europe and North America. The research sheds light on several consequences of cultural diversity including positive impacts on innovation, growth and entrepreneurship, as well as the negative social effects on communities. Throughout the volume, it is evident that the effects of cultural diversity on socio-economic outcomes depend largely on the characteristics of local economies, populations and communities. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  20. The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013

    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013

    Edited by Pengfei Ni, Peter Karl Kresl, Wei Liu
    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013 is an empirical study and evaluation of the sustainable competitiveness of 500 cities around the world from regional, national and other perspectives. This one-of-a-kind resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed, and involve urban economics, geography, urban studies, regional economics and many other fields. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasury of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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