Global City-Regions: Trends, Theory, Policy / Edition 1

Global City-Regions: Trends, Theory, Policy / Edition 1

by Allen J. Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199252300

ISBN-13: 9780199252305

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

There are now more than three hundred city-regions around the world with populations of more than one million. As globalization intensifies, these city-regions come to pose many new questions and problems. This book presents a highly original and multifaceted review of these issues by some of the leading researchers in the field. It seeks at once to define the

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There are now more than three hundred city-regions around the world with populations of more than one million. As globalization intensifies, these city-regions come to pose many new questions and problems. This book presents a highly original and multifaceted review of these issues by some of the leading researchers in the field. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199252305
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Allen J. Scott
Part I: Opening Arguments
1. Global City-Regions, Allen J. Scott, John Agnew, Edward W. Soja, and Michael Storper
Part II: On Practical Questions of Globalization and City-Region Development
2. How to Invite Prosperity from the Global Economy into a Region, Kenichi Ohmae
3. The World Bank and Global City-Regions: Reaching the Poor, James D. Wolfensohn
4. Quebec in an Era of Global City-Regions, Lucien Bouchard
Part III: The Global City-Region: A New Geographic Phenomenon?
5. Global City-Regions in the Twenty-First Century, Sir Peter Hall
6. Global Cities and Global City-Regions: A Comparison, Saskia Sassen
7. The Economic Role and Spatial Contradictions of Global City-Regions: The Functional, Cognitive, and Evolutionary Context, Roberto Camagni
8. Intercity Networks in a Globalizing Era, John Friedmann
Part IV: The Competitive Advantages of Global City-Regions
9. Regions and the New Economics of Competition, Michael E. Porter
10. Ontario as a North American Region-State, Toronto as a Global City-Region: Responding to the NAFTA Challenge, Thomas J. Courchene
Part V: Global City-Regions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Political and Economic Challenges
11. Local Governance and Social Diversity in the Developing World: New Challenges for Globalizing City-Regions, Richard Stren
12. Innovation and Risk-Taking: Urban Governance in Latin America, Tim Campbell
13. Intercity Competition and the Question of Economic Resilience: Globalization and Crisis in Asia, Michael Douglass
14. Repositioning of City-Regions: Korea after the Crisis, Won Bae Kim
Part VI: Social Inequalities and Immigrant Niches in Global City-Regions
15. Inequality in Global City-Regions, Susan S. Fainstein
16. The Immigrant Niche in Global City-Regions: Concept, Patterns, Controversy, Roger Waldinger
Part VII: Questions of Citizenship
17. Urban Citizenship and Globalization, James Holston
18. Istanbul's Conflicting Paths to Citizenship: Islamization and Globalization, Engin F. Isin
Part VIII: The New Collective Order of Global City-Regions
19. Governing Cities and Regions: Territorial Restructuring in a Global Age, Michael Keating
20. Lessons from Silicon Valley: Governance in a Global City-Region, Douglas Henton
21. Local Governance and Conflict Management: Reflections on a Brazilian Cluster, Hubert Schmitz
Part IX: Coda: Environmental Issues
22. Environmental Sustainability and Services in Developing Global City-Regions, Theodore Panayotou

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