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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

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  1. Business Networks in Clusters and Industrial Districts

    The Governance of the Global Value Chain

    Edited by Fiorenza Belussi, Alessia Sammarra

    Series: Regions and Cities

    During the 1980s the Marshallian concept of industrial district (ID) became widely popular due to the resurgence of interest in the reasons that make the agglomeration of specialised industries a territorial phenomenon worth being analysed. The analysis of clusters and IDs has often been limited,...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Creative Regions

    Technology, Culture and Knowledge Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Dafna Schwartz

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This unique book focuses on regional creativity, analysing the different factors that can affect creativity and innovation process within regions in the knowledge economy. Approaching creativity from technological, organizational and regional viewpoints, it attempts to break down the influence of...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. China and Europe

    The Implications of the Rise of China for European Space

    Edited by Klaus Kunzmann, Willy A Schmid, Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr

    Series: Regions and Cities

    What are the likely long-term implications of this shift to Asia for the cities and regions of Europe? To just ‘wait and see’ cannot be the response, nor the hope that the attractiveness of Asia will diminish over time and that the economic growth will slow down. Will Europe be able to retain its...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Just Growth

    Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions

    By Chris Benner, Manuel Pastor

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Breaking new ground in its innovative blend of quantitative and qualitative methods, the book essentially argues that another sort of growth is indeed possible. While offering specific insights for regional leaders and analysts of metropolitan areas, the authors also draw a broader – and quite...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Industrial Policy Beyond the Crisis

    Regional, National and International Perspectives

    Edited by David Bailey, Helena Lenihan, Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod

    Series: Regions and Cities

    After years of official disrepute, industrial policy (IP) is back in vogue at regional, national and international levels driven by concerns over competitiveness, globalisation, de-industrialisation, unemployment and the comparatively slow growth of the EU economy especially in this post-recession...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Regional Competitiveness

    Edited by Ron Martin, Michael Kitson, Peter Tyler

    Series: Regions and Cities

    There is now a wide spread interest in regions as a key focus in the organization and governance of economic growth and wealth creation. This important book considers the factors that influence and shape the competitive performance of regions. This is not just an issue of academic interest and...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Leadership and Place

    Edited by Chris Collinge, John Gibney, Chris Mabey

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain profoundly attached to place in economic, social, cultural and emotional terms. The idea...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Clusters and Regional Development

    Critical Reflections and Explorations

    Edited by Bjorn Asheim, Philip Cooke, Ron Martin

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Using international examples, leading scholars present the first critical analysis of cluster theory, assessing the cluster notion and drawing out, not only its undoubted strengths and attractions, but also its weaknesses and limitations. Over the past decade the ‘cluster model’ has been seized on...

    Published February 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Andrea Piccaluga

    Series: Regions and Cities

    International contributors provide the first examination of the growing subject of regional knowledge-economy development. Illustrated by data and 'stylized' accounts, the international contributors chart the evolution of knowledge economies, questioning the way in which they work and criticize...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Devolution, Regionalism and Regional Development

    The UK Experience

    Edited by Jonathan Bradbury

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Devolution, Regionalism and Regional Development provides an overview and critical perspective on the impact of devolution on regionalism in the UK since 1999, taking a research-based look at issues central to the development of regionalism: politics, governance and planning. This...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City
    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff, Yang Li
    To Be Published July 28th 2015
  2. Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities: East meets West
    Edited by Tiit Tammaru, Szymon Marcińczak, Maarten van Ham, Sako Musterd
    To Be Published August 17th 2015
  3. People, Places and Policy: Knowing contemporary Wales through new localities
    Edited by Martin Jones, Scott Orford, Victoria Macfarlane
    To Be Published August 24th 2015
  4. Cities in Crisis: Socio-Spatial Impacts of the Economic Crisis in Southern European Cities
    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published August 31st 2015
  5. 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 September 1st 2015
  6. Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities: Pathways to transformation
    Edited by Caroline Moser
    To Be Published October 7th 2015
  7. Evolutionary Economic Geography: Theoretical and Empirical Progress
    Edited by Dieter Kogler
    To Be Published October 21st 2015
  8. Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities
    By Markku Sotarauta
    To Be Published November 30th 2015
  9. Making Cultural Cities in Asia: Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism
    Edited by Jun Wang, Tim Oakes, Yang Yang
    To Be Published December 2nd 2015
  10. Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future
    By Sylvia Chant, Cathy McIlwaine
    To Be Published January 15th 2016

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