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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 https://www.routledge.com/info/open_access 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 www.regionalstudies.org

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Rural Development in the Digital Age Exploring Neo-Productivist EU Rural Policy

Rural Development in the Digital Age: Exploring Neo-Productivist EU Rural Policy

1st Edition

By Martin Pělucha, Edward Kasabov
November 12, 2019

Rural Development in the Digital Age explores current theoretical and policy developments in EU rural policy during the 4.0 period. The book offers an analysis of the contradictory and complex drivers and multiple impacts of Period 4.0 policy within the specific territorial context of its ...

Regional Economic Development and History

Regional Economic Development and History

1st Edition

Edited By Marijn Molema, Sara Svensson
October 21, 2019

Regional Studies is inextricably intertwined with history. Cultural and institutional legacies inform choices between different policy options, meaning that the past plays a crucial role in how we think about regional economic development, planning and policy. Through a selection of accessible ...

Metropolitan Economic Development The Political Economy of Urbanisation in Mexico

Metropolitan Economic Development: The Political Economy of Urbanisation in Mexico

1st Edition

By Alejandra Trejo Nieto, José L. Niño-Amézquita
September 11, 2019

Metropolitan areas are home to a significant proportion of the world’s population and its economic output. Taking Mexico as a case study and weaving in comparisons from Latin America and developed countries, this book explores current trends and policy issues around urbanisation, metropolisation, ...

Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe Stability and Change after 1990

Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe: Stability and Change after 1990

1st Edition

Edited By Grzegorz Gorzelak
August 27, 2019

The integration of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe into the EU is one of the success stories of European development. The region has seen significant economic convergence, dramatic changes in socio-economic indicators and improvements in the natural environment. However, some challenges ...

The Theory, Practice and Potential of Regional Development The Case of Canada

The Theory, Practice and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada

1st Edition

Edited By Kelly Vodden, David J.A. Douglas, Sean Markey, Sarah Minnes, Bill Reimer
March 21, 2019

Canadian regional development today involves multiple actors operating within nested scales from local to national and even international levels. Recent approaches to making sense of this complexity have drawn on concepts such as multi-level governance, relational assets, integration, innovation, ...

Diversities of Innovation

Diversities of Innovation

1st Edition

Edited By Ulrich Hilpert
April 01, 2019

Innovation is often understood exclusively in terms of the economy, but it is definitely a result of human labour and ingenuity, and of the relationships among individuals and social groups. Some societies and governmental structures are clearly more successful than others: they act in divergent ...

Strategic Approaches to Regional Development Smart Experimentation in Less-Favoured Regions

Strategic Approaches to Regional Development: Smart Experimentation in Less-Favoured Regions

1st Edition

Edited By Iryna Kristensen, Alexandre Dubois, Jukka Teräs
January 02, 2019

The existence and persistence of regional disparities between European regions require context-tailored policies to promote structural change. This book explores the congruence between place-based development and regional competitiveness in the EU context. Drawing on a range of social science ...

The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development New Knowledge Emergence, Conversion and Exploitation

The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development: New Knowledge Emergence, Conversion and Exploitation

1st Edition

Edited By Åge Mariussen, Seija Virkkala, Håkon Finne, Tone Merethe Aasen
December 20, 2018

There is a broad and long-standing debate on possible solutions to the regional vulnerabilities of globalisation. In 2014, the European Commission began implementing Smart Specialisation Strategy, a place-based strategy of growth, regional transformation and new industrial policy with collective ...

Place-based Economic Development and the New EU Cohesion Policy

Place-based Economic Development and the New EU Cohesion Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Philip McCann, Attila Varga
December 19, 2018

The new EU Cohesion Policy is one of the largest integrated development policies in the Western world, and one of the largest of such programmes anywhere in the world. The reforms to the EU Cohesion Policy contain many different elements each of which interlink in order to provide a cohesive ...

Territorial Designs and International Politics Inside-out and Outside-in

Territorial Designs and International Politics: Inside-out and Outside-in

1st Edition

Edited By Boaz Atzili, Burak Kadercan
December 15, 2017

Territory is back with a vengeance. Although territorial politics never really went away, it was often perceived that way in public discussion and among scholars. The territorial conflicts of the last several years, however, have raised new academic and policy questions, revived old debates that ...

China in the Local and Global Economy History, Geography, Politics and Sustainability

China in the Local and Global Economy: History, Geography, Politics and Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited By Steven Brakman, Charles van Marrewijk, Peter J. Morgan, Nimesh Salike
November 29, 2018

The history of China dates back thousands of years, with periods of decline followed by periods of growth and innovation. This book puts the last 50 years – China's most recent period of growth – into perspective. It explores the changing national and international connections within China and...

Creating Smart Cities

Creating Smart Cities

1st Edition

Edited By Claudio Coletta, Leighton Evans, Liam Heaphy, Rob Kitchin
November 05, 2018

In cities around the world, digital technologies are utilized to manage city services and infrastructures, to govern urban life, to solve urban issues and to drive local and regional economies. While "smart city" advocates are keen to promote the benefits of smart urbanism – increased efficiency, ...

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