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Regions and Cities

About the Series

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.

If you would like to discuss a potential new book for the series, please contact:

Joan Fitzgerald – [email protected] – Series Editor-in-Chief, or

Kristina Abbotts – [email protected] – Routledge Commissioning Editor

The Regions and Cities book series welcomes Open Access projects. Please contact Kristina Abbotts or visit for more details.

About the Regional Studies Association (RSA)

The Regions and Cities Book Series is a series of the Regional Studies Association (RSA). The RSA is a global and interdisciplinary network for regional and urban research, policy and development. The RSA is a registered not-for-profit organisation, a learned society and membership body that aims to advance regional studies and science. The RSA’s publishing portfolio includes five academic journals, two book series, a Blog and an online magazine. For more information on the Regional Studies Association, visit


Did you know that as a Regional Studies Association member you’re entitled to a 30% discount on all Routledge books? To order, simply email Luke McNicholas ([email protected]), or phone on +44 (0) 20 701 77545 and declare your RSA membership.

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Manufacturing in the New Urban Economy

Manufacturing in the New Urban Economy

1st Edition

By Willem van Winden, Leo van den Berg, Luis Carvalho, Erwin van Tuijl
September 20, 2013

In large cities in developed countries, the share of manufacturing has declined drastically in the last decades and the share of service has grown as many manufacturing firms have closed or moved to lower-cost locations. The process of deindustrialization is often seen as part of the inevitable ...

'Whither regional studies?'

'Whither regional studies?'

1st Edition

Edited By Andy Pike
June 24, 2013

Regional studies are at a vibrant conjuncture. ‘Regions’ continue to provide a conceptual and analytical focus for often overlapping concerns with economic, social, political, cultural and ecological change. In the context of increased interest in inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches, ‘regions’...

Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia Production Networks, Clusters, and Entrepreneurship

Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia: Production Networks, Clusters, and Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

Edited By Henry Wai-chung Yeung
October 22, 2012

Significant historical and geographical differences account for the many processes and trajectories of regional development in East Asia. These historical and geographical specificities in East Asia have prompted serious re-examination of existing theories in regional development, and in particular...

The Futures of the City Region

The Futures of the City Region

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Neuman, Angela Hull
August 14, 2013

Does the ‘city region’ constitute a new departure in urbanisation? If so, what are the key elements of that departure? The realities of the urban in the 21st century are increasingly complex and polychromatic. The rise of global networks enabled by supranational administrations, both governmental ...

Beyond Territory Dynamic Geographies of Knowledge Creation, Diffusion and Innovation

Beyond Territory: Dynamic Geographies of Knowledge Creation, Diffusion and Innovation

1st Edition

Edited By Harald Bathelt, Maryann Feldman, Dieter F. Kogler
August 07, 2013

The main purpose of the book is to discuss new trends in the dynamic geography of innovation and argue that in an era of increasing globalization, two trends seem quite dominant: rigid territorial models of innovation, and localized configurations of innovative activities. The book brings together ...

Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning Knowledge and policy development in an enlarged EU

Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and policy development in an enlarged EU

1st Edition

Edited By Neil Adams, Giancarlo Cotella, Richard Nunes
August 07, 2013

This book examines some of the evolving challenges faced by EU regional policy in light of enlargement and to assess some of the approaches and trends in terms of territorial development policy and practice that are emerging out of this process. Focusing on the experiences on Central and Eastern ...

The Recession and Beyond Local and Regional Responses to the Downturn

The Recession and Beyond: Local and Regional Responses to the Downturn

1st Edition

Edited By David Bailey, Caroline Chapain
August 07, 2013

How has the recession impacted on firms, people and places? How have local and regional authorities responded? This book aims to answer these questions by offering an overview of the impacts of the recession on people and places and how it has affected local authorities in the UK and other OECD ...

Knowledge Economy and the City Spaces of knowledge

Knowledge Economy and the City: Spaces of knowledge

1st Edition

By Ali Madanipour
July 08, 2013

This book explores the relationship between space and economy, the spatial expressions of the knowledge economy. The capitalist industrial economy produced its own space, which differed radically from its predecessor agrarian and mercantile economies. If a new knowledge-based economy is emerging, ...

Migration in the 21st Century Rights, Outcomes, and Policy

Migration in the 21st Century: Rights, Outcomes, and Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas N. Maloney, Kim Korinek
July 08, 2013

In this volume, we examine the challenges and opportunities created by global migration at the start of the 21st century. Our focus extends beyond economic impact to questions of international law, human rights, and social and political incorporation. We examine immigrant outcomes and policy ...

Cultural Political Economy of Small Cities

Cultural Political Economy of Small Cities

1st Edition

Edited By Anne Lorentzen, Bas van Heur
April 17, 2013

The volume highlights ongoing changes in the political economy of small cities in relation to the field of culture and leisure. Culture and leisure are focal points both to local entrepreneurship and to planning by city governments, which means that these developments are subject to market dynamics...

Can Neighbourhoods Save the City? Community Development and Social Innovation

Can Neighbourhoods Save the City?: Community Development and Social Innovation

1st Edition

Edited By Frank Moulaert, Erik Swyngedouw, Flavia Martinelli, Sara Gonzalez
April 09, 2013

For decades, neighbourhoods been pivotal sites of social, economic and political exclusion processes, and civil society initiatives, attempting bottom-up strategies of re-development and regeneration. In many cases these efforts resulted in the creation of socially innovative organizations, seeking...

Just Growth Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions

Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions

1st Edition

By Chris Benner, Manuel Pastor
February 10, 2012

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 ...

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