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Economies, Institutions and Territories
Dissecting Nexuses in a Changing World

ISBN 9781032042343
Published August 29, 2022 by Routledge
354 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Presenting multidisciplinary and global insights, this book explores the nexus between economies, institutions, and territories and how global phenomena have local consequences.

It examines how original and innovative economic related processes embed themselves in societies at the local level; how boundaries between the state and the market are placed under stress by unexpected changes. It explores whether new types of elites and forms of social inequalities are emerging as a result of institutional and economic changes, and whether peripheral areas are experiencing insidious forms of economic and institutional lock-in. Presenting empirical cases and useful analytical and conceptual tools, the book makes current economic and territorial phenomena more understandable.

This is an important read for students and scholars in the fields of geography, sociology, political sciences, anthropology, economics, regional science, and international relations. It is also a valuable resource for policymakers, well-educated lay readers and economic, political and international relations journalists.

Table of Contents

1. Economies, Territories, Institutions: Analytical Fragments of a Complicated Relationship

Luca Storti, Giulia Urso, and Neil Reid


Part I

Integration between the Economy and Society: Innovation, Tensions and Dilemmas 

2. Change and Innovation within Florida’s Food System in Response to COVID-19

David Outerbridge, Christa D. Court, Laura Birou, Catherine Campbell, Liz Felter, Sebastian Galindo, Jennifer Hagen, Brittany Hall-Scharf, Lisa Hickey, Molly Jameson, Elias T. Kirche, Alexandre Magnier, and Fritz Roka

3. Street Shock: How a Bike Lane Redefined a Neighbourhood

Andrea Marpillero-Colomina

4. Building Drought Resilience in the US Southwest: The Institutional and Economic Challenges in Rural Communities

Haoying Wang


Part II

Coordination between State and Market: Emerging Problems

5. A History of Modern European Monetary Unions as Territories, Regions, and Institutions

Rebecca Jean Emigh, Michelle Marinello, and Zachary DeGroot

6. Brussels Under Pressure: Compliance, the Single Market, and National Purpose in the EU

Francesco Duina and Hermione Xiaoqing Zhou

7. Institutional Context and Territorial Policy: Analyzing the New Regional Policy and Regional Development Agencies in Turkey

Nuri Yavan, Şükrü Yilmaz, and Aykut Aniç


Part III

Social Inequalities, Displacement and Conflicts between Social Groups

8. Bureaucrats, Local Elites, and Economic Development: Evidence from Chinese Counties

Ling Zhu and Xueguang Zhou

9. Working at the Nexus of Global Markets and Gig Work: US Gig Workers, Credential Capitalization, and Wealthy International Clientele

Alexandrea J. Ravenelle and Ken Cai Kowalski

10. Understanding Residential Sorting through Property Listings: A Case Study of Neighborhood Change in Charlotte, NC 1993-2018

Isabelle Nilsson and Elizabeth C. Delmelle

11. Making the Right Move: How Effective Matching on the Frontlines Maintains the Market for Bribes

Diana Dakhlallah


Part IV

The Challenge of Peripherality

12. Measuring the Interaction between the Interregional Accessibility and the Geography of Institutions: The Case of Greece

Dimitrios Tsiotas and Vassilis Tselios

13. Marginal Returns? Institutional Dynamics, Peripherality, and Place-based Development in Canada’s and Australia’s Natural Resource-Dependent Regions

Laura Ryser, Neil Argent, Greg Halseth, Fiona Haslam-McKenzie, and Sean Markey


14. Economies–Institutions–Territories: Old Issues Revisited and New Research Avenues

Luca Storti, Guilia Urso, and Neil Reid

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Luca Storti, Associate Professor in Economic Sociology, University of Torino, Italy, and Research Fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies in the Graduate Center (City University of New York). His research interests involve the topic of organized crime groups at boundaries between legal and illegal markets, and the relationships between Institutions and the Economy.

Giulia Urso, Tenured Assistant Professor of Economic Geography, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Social Sciences, L’Aquila, Italy. Her research mostly focusses on slow-burning pressures of peripheral areas and their resilience to different kind of shocks.

Neil Reid, Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toledo, USA. He is an economic and urban geographer. Much of his current research examines the growth of the American craft brewing industry, with a focus on the role of craft breweries in neighborhood revitalization.