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Regions and Cities

Series Editor: Gillian Bristow, 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

61-70 of 74 results in Regions and Cities
  1. The Coherence of EU Regional Policy

    Contrasting Perspectives on the Structural Funds

    Edited by John Bachtler, Ivan Turok

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book brings together a rich selection of up-to-date practical experience of EU regional policy from across Europe. It provides different perspectives on the design and operation of regional development strategies under the Structural Funds, from people closely involved in studying, managing or...

    Published May 1st 1997 by Routledge

  2. Multinationals and European Integration

    Trade, Investment and Regional Development

    By Nicholas A. Phelps

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book examines the role of the multinational firms in processes of European integration. It is primarily concerned with the implications of market integration and industrial restructuring for peripheral European regions. Nicholas Phelps argues that, because of the complex relationship between...

    Published May 1st 1997 by Routledge

  3. Unemployment and Social Exclusion

    Landscapes of Labour inequality and Social Exclusion

    Edited by Sally Hardy, Paul Lawless, Ron Martin

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Persistent high employment and growing labour market inequality have become entrenched features of many European countries. This edited collection of papers focuses on the regional and local dimensions of these problems across the European union as a whole and, more particularly, in the UK. In the...

    Published May 1st 1997 by Routledge

  4. Innovation Networks and Learning Regions?

    By James Simme

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Innovation, Networks and Learning Regions? address key issues of understanding in contemporary economic geography and local economic policy making in cities and regions in the advanced economies. Developing the idea that innovation is the primary driving force behind economic change and growth, the...

    Published April 24th 1997 by Routledge

  5. British Regionalism and Devolution

    The Challenges of State Reform and European Integration

    Edited by Jonathan Bradbury, John Mawson

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This contributors provide a range of perspectives on the increasingly central issues of state reform, European integration and British regionalism in the 1990s. Using case material, the contributors examine: the effects of state reform and European integration on British regionalism and the...

    Published April 24th 1997 by Routledge

  6. Regional Policy in Europe

    By S.S Artobolevskiy

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Based on the author's extensive research in the field, this book analyzes regional policy for the whole of Europe. Comparing East and West, it offers a new model of regional policy and gives an overview of the direction that it may take in Europe as a whole. Topics covered include: the evaluation...

    Published April 24th 1997 by Routledge

  7. Regional Development Strategies

    A European Perspective

    Edited by Jeremy Alden, Philip Boland

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Regional development strategies have become the focus of attention in many countries in the 1990s. This textbook provides a conceptual, theoretical and empirical analysis of regional development strategies within a European context It examines the various regional development strategies which are...

    Published May 1st 1996 by Routledge

  8. The Determinants of Small Firm Growth

    An Inter-Regional Study in the United Kingdom 1986-90

    By Richard Barkham, Graham Gudgin, Mark Hart

    Edited by Eric Hanvey

    Series: Regions and Cities

    One of the most striking trends in economic development since the 1970s has been the rising importance of the small firm. Focusing on the issues of enterprise development and the regional dimensions of small-firm growth, this book explores the literature of this area. Moving from an analysis of...

    Published April 24th 1996 by Routledge

  9. The Regional Dimension of Transformation in Central Europe

    By Grzegorz Gorzelak

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Providing a new picture of the socio-economic map of central Europe after several years of transformation, and focusing in particular on Poland, this book gives an account of the major problems of regional restructuring. The author identifies the opportunities and problems faced by particular...

    Published April 24th 1996 by Routledge

  10. Union Retreat and the Regions

    The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour

    By Ron Martin, Peter Sunley, Jane Wills

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Since the beginning of the 1980s, British trade unions have experienced a dramatic retreat, marked by rapidly falling membership and declining industrial power. The authors examine the regional dimensions of this retreat of organised labour, paying particular attention to: The resilience of the...

    Published April 24th 1996 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Regional Development in Northern Europe: Peripherality, Marginality and Border Issues
    Edited by Mike Danson, Peter de Souza
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  2. Creating Knowledge Locations in Cities: Innovation and Integration Challenges
    By Willem van Winden, Luis de Carvalho, Erwin van Tuijl, Jeroen van Haaren, Leo van den Berg
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  3. Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America: Lessons from Costa Rica
    By Luciano Ciravegna
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  4. Complex Adaptive Innovation Systems: Relatedness and Transversality in the Evolving Region
    By Philip Cooke
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  5. Innovation Governance in an Open Economy: Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World
    Edited by Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius, Henry Etzkowitz
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  6. Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe: Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies
    Edited by Luciana Lazzeretti
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  7. Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation?: Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies
    Edited by Nicola Bellini, Mike Danson, Henrik Halkier
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  8. Community-based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development: Creating Favourable Conditions for Small Businesses in Central Europe
    By Matthias Fink, Stephan Loidl, Richard Lang
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  9. Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional Development
    Edited by Markku Sotarauta, Lummina Horlings, Joyce Liddle
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  10. Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets
    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert, Helen Lawton Smith
    To Be Published April 24th 2014

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