The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives

The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives

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The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives by A.J. Jacobs

The primary purpose of this book is to offer instructors in higher education an easily understood text about global city-regions that introduces students to the three major perspectives influencing how the world’s cities are best understood: City-Regions in a World System; Nested City-Regions; and The City-Region as the Engine of Economic Activity/Growth. The book provides students with helpful introductory essays on each perspective, a full array of case studies to illustrate each major viewpoint, and discussion questions following each reading. The book concludes with an original essay by the editor helping students understand how a combination of theoretical perspectives can provide a richer appreciation of world city dynamics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415894852
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/03/2012
Series: Metropolis and Modern Life Series
Pages: 424

About the Author

A. J. Jacobs is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in East Carolina University’s Department of Sociology. He formerly was an Assistant Professor in the University of Cincinnati’s School of Planning, a Visiting Associate Professor in Hosei University’s Faculty of Business (in Tokyo, Japan), and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Michigan State University’s Urban Planning Program.

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