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Regions and Cities

Series Editor: Susan M Christopherson, Maryann Feldman, Gernot Grabher, Ron Martin, Martin Perry

In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.

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11-20 of 84 results in Regions and Cities
  1. Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America

    Lessons from Costa Rica

    By Luciano Ciravegna

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The spectacular economic performance of China, East Asia and India during the last ten years has ignited some profound changes in the world economy. The share of global demand, investments, trade and production of the traditional industrialized powers, the US, Europe and Japan, has gradually yet...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Complex Adaptive Innovation Systems

    Relatedness and Transversality in the Evolving Region

    By Philip Cooke

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 and onwards, the shortcomings of traditional models of regional economic and environmental development had become increasingly evident. Rooted in the idea that ‘policy’ is an encumbrance to free markets, the stress on supply-side smoothing measures such as...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Innovation Governance in an Open Economy

    Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World

    Edited by Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius, Henry Etzkowitz

    Series: Regions and Cities

    In an increasingly globalised world, paradoxically regional innovation clusters have moved to the forefront of attention as a strategy for economic and social development. Transcending international success cases, like Silicon Valley and Route 128, as sources of lessons, successful high tech...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe

    Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies

    Edited by Luciana Lazzeretti

    Series: Regions and Cities

    In recent years, the study of creativity has shifted from analysis of culture as an end in itself to one of economic enhancement, and its capability to generate wealth and promote economic development. Increasingly, European cities and regions are using the arts to fuel wellbeing and reinvigorate...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation?

    Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies

    Edited by Nicola Bellini, Mike Danson, Henrik Halkier

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Across Europe, regional development agencies (RDAs) have become a central feature of regional policy, both as innovative policy-makers and as the implementers of programmes and initiatives originating from the national or European level. By drawing on a combination of conceptual reflection, surveys...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Community-based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development

    Creating Favourable Conditions for Small Businesses in Central Europe

    By Matthias Fink, Stephan Loidl, Richard Lang

    Series: Regions and Cities

    How can municipalities in Central Europe create favourable conditions for local business? What and how can municipalities learn from each other? How can each individual in the local area contribute? And what requirements have to be met before know-how can successfully be transferred on a communal...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional Development

    Edited by Markku Sotarauta, Lummina Horlings, Joyce Liddle

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book shows, first of all, that leadership plays a crucial role in reinventing regions and branching out from an old path to something new in order to create more balanced and sustainable regional development. Second, it maintains that leadership is not a solo but a multi-agent and -level...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets

    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert, Helen Lawton Smith

    Series: Regions and Cities

    A map which shows where innovation is clustered worldwide is also a map of the location of the highly skilled and talented labour. New technologies, their creative applications or synergy across different areas of scientific research or technology development always create opportunities for the...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Re-framing Regional Development

    Evolution, Innovation and Transition

    Edited by Philip Cooke

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Turbulence characterises the current global scene. This book uses complementary theoretical approaches to understand and help prescribe policies to ‘re-frame’ the regional development problem in turbulent times. These approaches are: evolutionary complexity; evolutionary economic geography;...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Global Competitiveness of Regions

    By Robert Huggins, Hiro Izushi, Daniel Prokop, Piers Thompson

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The aim of this book is to consider theoretically the notion of the global competitiveness of regions, as well as giving attention as to how such competitiveness may be empirically measured. With this in mind, the book has three specific objectives: first, to place the concept of regional...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond
    By James Hopkins
    To Be Published January 14th 2015
  2. The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City
    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff
    To Be Published March 5th 2015
  3. Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions
    Edited by Martin Jones, Anssi Paasi
    To Be Published April 8th 2015
  4. Soft Spaces in Europe: Re-negotiating governance, boundaries and borders
    Edited by Philip Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published May 7th 2015
  5. Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the world revisited
    Edited by Julie T. Miao, Paul Benneworth, Nicholas A. Phelps
    To Be Published June 2nd 2015
  6. Megaregions, Prosperity and Sustainability: Spatial Planning for Future Prosperity and Sustainability
    By Catherine L. Ross, David Jung-Hwi Lee, Evert Meijers, Timothy Welch
    To Be Published July 1st 2015
  7. Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities: East Meets West
    Edited by Tiit Tammaru, Maarten van Ham, Szymon Marcińczak, Sako Musterd
    To Be Published August 31st 2015
  8. Cities in Crisis
    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published September 20th 2015
  9. Regional Disparities in the Enlarged European Union
    By Valentina Meliciani
    To Be Published October 15th 2015
  10. Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future
    By Sylvia Chant, Cathy McIlwaine
    To Be Published October 30th 2015

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