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  1. Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

    Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Daniel Silander, Brigitte Pircher
    This study explores the Europe 2020 strategy and the role of European political entrepreneurship in debating, shaping and implementing this strategy within the EU. The book sets out to explore the content, conditions and consequences of Europe 2020 by analysing the plan for a future prosperous EU economy. The main focus is on European political entrepreneurship and how the strategy has been debated and decided on, and then implemented from a governance perspective with multiple European actors. Learn More
    June 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. Cities and Regions in Crisis

    Cities and Regions in Crisis

    Martin Jones
    This book offers a new geographical political economy approach to our understanding of regional and local economic development in Western Europe over the last twenty years. It suggests that governance failure is occurring at a variety of spatial scales and an ‘impedimenta state’ is emerging. This is derived from the state responding to state intervention and economic development that has become irrational, ambivalent and disoriented. The book blends theoretical approaches to crisis and contradiction theory with empirical examples from cities and regions. Learn More
    March 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  3. Advanced Introduction to Regional Innovation Systems

    Advanced Introduction to Regional Innovation Systems

    Bjørn T. Asheim, Arne Isaksen, Michaela Trippl
    Over the past 25 years, the regional innovation system (RIS) approach has become a powerful framework for explaining the uneven geographical distribution of innovation in space as well as for developing policies geared towards boosting the innovation capability of regional economies. This Advanced Introduction provides a critical review and discussion of research on RIS to answer a set of core questions covering the origins of the concept and its theoretical underpinnings to the challenges for future scholarly work on RIS. Learn More
    January 2019   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  4. Social Mobilisation in Post-Industrial China

    Social Mobilisation in Post-Industrial China

    Jia Gao, Yuanyuan Su
    In recent years China has experienced intense economic development. Previously a rapidly urbanising industrial economy, the country has become a post-industrial economy with a service sector that accounts for almost half the nation’s GDP. This transformation has created many socio-political changes, but key among them is social mobilisation. This book provides a full and systematic analysis of social mobilisation in China, and how its use as part of state capacity has evolved. Learn More
    January 2019   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  5. A Research Agenda for Regeneration Economies

    A Research Agenda for Regeneration Economies

    Edited by John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Rachel Mulhall
    This Research Agenda provides both a state-of-the-art review of existing research on city-regions, and expands on new research approaches. Expert contributors from across the globe explore key areas for reading city-regions, including: trade, services and people, regional differentiation, big data, global production networks, governance and policy, and regional development. The book focuses on developing a more integrated and systematic approach to reading city-regions as part of regeneration economics, identifying conceptual and methodological developments in this field of study. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  6. Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization

    Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization

    Edited by Robert C. Kloosterman, Virginie Mamadouh, Pieter Terhorst
    Processes of globalization have changed the world in many, often fundamental, ways. Increasingly these processes are being debated and contested. This Handbook offers a timely, rich as well as critical panorama of these multifaceted processes with up-to-date chapters by renowned specialists from many countries. It comprises chapters on the historical background of globalization, different geographical perspectives (including world systems analysis and geopolitics), the geographies of flows (of people, goods and services, and capital), and the geographies of places (including global cities, clusters, port cities and the impact of climate change). Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  7. Regional Infrastructure Systems

    Regional Infrastructure Systems

    Colin Turner
    As the international economy globalises, there is a need for national infrastructure systems to adapt to form a global infrastructure system. This network of networks aids mobility between national systems as a means of supporting their territorial needs and preferences. This reflects a strategic approach to state infrastructuring as nations seek to utilise these physical systems to support and enhance their territoriality. Providing a thorough examination through the lens of economic infrastructure, the book addresses the forces of integration and fragmentation in global networks. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Handbook of Territorial Politics

    Handbook of Territorial Politics

    Edited by Klaus Detterbeck, Eve Hepburn
    The study of territorial politics has enjoyed a renaissance in the last thirty years. Scholars have questioned the state-centric assumptions upon which mainstream social science has been built, pointing to the territorial (re)distribution of power across and within states. This Handbook brings together leading scholars to demonstrate how territory has shaped institutional structures, public policies, elections, political parties, and identity across the world. Offering theoretical, comparative and empirical insights, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of territory on modern political, economic and social life. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  9. Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions

    Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions

    Edited by Nicola F. Dotti
    This book provides theories, experiences, reflections and future directions for social scientists who wish to engage with policy-oriented research in cities and regions. The ‘policy learning’ perspective is comprehensively discussed, focusing on actors promoting ‘policy knowledge’ and interaction among different stakeholders. The book also aims to provide practical insights for policy-makers and practitioners interested in research-based approaches to cities and regions. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  10. Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

    Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

    Edited by Anssi Paasi, John Harrison, Martin Jones
    This new international Handbook provides the reader with the most up-to-date and original viewpoints on critical debates relating to the rapidly transforming geographies of regions and territories, as well as related key concepts such as place, scale, networks and regionalism. Bringing together renowned specialists who have extensively theorized these spatial concepts and contributed to rich empirical research in disciplines such as geography, sociology, political science and IR studies, this interdisciplinary collection offers fresh, cutting-edge, and contextual insights on the significance of regions and territories in today’s dynamic world. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  11. Economic Crisis and the Resilience of Regions

    Economic Crisis and the Resilience of Regions

    Edited by Gillian Bristow, Adrian Healy
    The economic crisis of 2008-9 heralded the most severe economic downturn in the history of the European Union. Yet not all regions experienced economic decline and rates of recovery have varied greatly. This has raised new questions about what factors influence the economic resilience of regions. This book presents the results of an Applied Research Project conducted within the ESPON 2013 Programme and provides a detailed analysis of what made some European regions more resilient to the crisis than others. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  12. Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe

    Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Charlotte Silander, Daniel Silander
    The economic crisis has had severe and negative impacts on the EU over the last decade. This book focuses on a neglected dimension by examining European political entrepreneurship in times of economic crisis with particular emphasis on EU member-states, institutions and policies. The main focus is on the role that the political entrepreneur can play in promoting entrepreneurship and growth. It is argued that the political entrepreneur and political entrepreneurship can positively influence the conditions for entrepreneurial activity and business. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  13. Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Urban Gråsjö, Charlie Karlsson, Iréne Bernhard
    Developed countries must be incredibly innovative to secure incomes and welfare so that they may successfully compete against international rivals. This book focuses on two specific but interrelated aspects of innovation by incumbent firms and entrepreneurs, the role of geography and of open innovation. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  14. Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics

    Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics

    Edited by Tüzin Baycan, Hugo Pinto
    Resilience has emerged as a recurrent notion to explain how territorial socio-economic systems adapt successfully (or not) to negative events. In this book, the authors use resilience as a bridging notion to connect different types of theoretical and empirical approaches to help understand the impacts of economic turbulence at the system and actor levels. The book provides a unique overview of the financial crisis and the important dimension of innovation dynamics for regional resilience. It also offers an engaging debate as to how regional resilience can be improved and explores the social aspects of vulnerability, resilience and innovation. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  15. Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics

    Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics

    Edited by Kakuya Matsushima, William P. Anderson
    This collection of 16 original research chapters by international scholars addresses the complementary roles of transportation and knowledge and their spatial manifestations in modern urban and regional economies. The authors provide research from North America, Europe and Asia. While the studies employ sophisticated methods and theory, there is a strong element of practical applications and policy implications in each chapter as well. This book will be of interest to communities of research and practice in urban and regional economics and planning, regional science and economic geography, transportation research, planning and management and the knowledge economy. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  16. The Evolution of Social Innovation

    The Evolution of Social Innovation

    Edited by Frances Westley, Katherine McGowan, Ola Tjörnbo
    At a time when governments and civil society organizations are putting ever-greater stock in social innovation as a route to transformation, understanding what characterizes social innovation with transformative potential is important. Exciting and promising ideas seem to die out as often as they take flight, and market mechanisms, which go a long way towards contributing to successful technical innovations, play an insignificant role in social innovations. The cases in this book explore the evolution of successful social innovation through time, from the ideas which catalysed social and system entrepreneurs to create new processes, platforms, projects and programs to fundamental social shifts in culture, economics, laws and policies which occurred as a result. In doing so, the authors shed light on how to recognize transformative potential in the early stage innovations we see today. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  17. Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries

    Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries

    Edited by Alexandra Tsvetkova, Jana Schmutzler, Marcela Suarez, Alessandra Faggian
    This edited work offers a multidisciplinary perspective on innovation challenges and innovative practices in the context of developing and transition countries. The contributions mostly embrace a national innovation system approach in an attempt to understand innovation processes and their implications at both macro and micro levels. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  18. Geographies of Growth

    Geographies of Growth

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson, Lina Bjerke
    Today we can observe an increasing spatial divide as some large urban regions and many more medium-sized and small regions face growing problems such as decreasing labour demand, increasing unemployment and an ageing population. In view of these trends, this book offers a better understanding of the general characteristics and specific drivers of the geographies of growth. It shows how these may vary in different spatial contexts, how hurdles and barriers to growth in different types of regions can be dealt with, how and to what extent resources in different areas can develop, and how the potential of these resources to stimulate growth can be realized. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 185.00   Web: $ 166.50
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  19. Europe’s Mediterranean Neighbourhood

    Europe’s Mediterranean Neighbourhood

    Edited by Pierre Beckouche
    Illustrated with pioneering maps and with country analyses from a network of researchers from across the Mediterranean, this book takes a territorial approach as a way toward a shared vision for a truly integrated Euro-Mediterranean region. At a time when the region is undergoing rapid change, the main goal of the book is to challenge misconceptions with common geographic data on issues such as transport, energy, agriculture, water and to suggest avenues for policies common to Europe and its southern neighbours. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  20. Sustainable Innovation and Regional Development

    Sustainable Innovation and Regional Development

    Edited by Leïla Kebir, Olivier Crevoisier, Pedro Costa, Véronique Peyrache-Gadeau
    This book questions the way contemporary innovation processes develop and become embedded in territories. It analyses recent developments in territorial systems of production, networks of innovation and innovative milieus, with regard to the issue of sustainable development. Drawing on 12 case studies aimed at fostering sustainable development and conducted by an experienced team of international scholars, a new conceptual approach to sustainable innovation is proposed. More broadly, it also reassesses the development models proposed in the 1980s that emerged in the context of globalization, competitiveness and technological innovation. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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