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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199252305
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen J. Scott was born in England and educated at Oxford University. He is currently professor jointly appointed to the Departments of Policy Studies and Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 1986-7, and was awarded Honors by the Association of American Geographers in 1987. He was elected as corresponding fellow of the British Academy in 1999. In the winter of 1998-9 he occupied the André Siegfried Chair in the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris. His most recent books are Regions and the World Economy (Oxford University Press, 1998) and The Cultural Economy of Cities (Sage, 2000).

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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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