From the Foreword by Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
It is in cities that the multifaceted intersections of culture and globalization are most keenly felt, and most creatively responded to. Comprehensive in thematics and ambitious in scope, this volume is an essential guidebook to understanding the shaping and making of culture and cultural policy in our urbanised world
Director, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney
This is a significant volume that firmly situates the discussion about globalization, cultural production and the challenges for policy formulation in the dynamic, slippery and ever shifting terrain of the contemporary urban condition
Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
The fifth volume in the “Cultures and Globalization” series, Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance, edited by Helmut Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar, continues to address the various facets that result from the intersection of culture and globalisation... Throughout the book it is clear that the editors have taken great pains to demonstrate the speed with which the new “glocal” culture has come to dominate cultural policy decisions and the direction of governance, ensuring that debates and information are as up to date as possible. When we come to the city case studies the same is true, with the key issues faced by London referencing the 2011 riots, and the impact of the growing global financial crisis... Overall, a great introduction to an interesting collection of ideas, which should give the reader the impetus they need to explore further.
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