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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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New and Published Books

11-20 of 82 results in Regions and Cities
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe

    The Relational Turn in Rural Development

    Edited by Andrew K. Copus, Philomena de Lima

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use to understand, measure and describe rural communities and their development potential....

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

    Edited by Roel Rutten, Paul Benneworth, Dessy Irawati, Frans Boekema

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The social dynamics of innovation networks captures the important role of trust, social capital, institutions and norms and values in the creation of knowledge in innovation networks. In doing so, this book connects to a long-standing debate on the socio-spatial context of innovation in economic...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Working Regions

    Reconnecting Innovation and Production in the Knowledge Economy

    By Jennifer Clark

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Working Regions focuses on policy aimed at building sustainable and resilient regional economies in the wake of the global recession. Using examples of four ‘working regions’ — regions where research and design functions and manufacturing still coexist in the same cities — the book argues for a new...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge