At a time of extraordinary challenges confronting the world, this book analyses some of the profound changes occurring in the development of cities and regions. It discusses the uncertainties associated with the stalling of hyper-globalization and asks whether this creates opportunities for resurgent regional economies driven by local capabilities, resource efficiencies and domestic production. Theory and evidence on socio-economic and environmental transitions underway in many regions are brought together. Implications of the shifting balance of global power towards emerging economies in the East are explored, along with the consequences of urbanization in the global South for politics and democracy. Dilemmas surrounding migration are also discussed, including whether incomers displace local workers and depress wages, or bring benefits in the form of know-how, new technology and investment. More integrative concepts of the region and theories of regional development are analysed, recognising the role of human capital, knowledge, innovation, finance, infrastructure and institutions. This was originally published as a special issue of Regional Studies.
Global reversal, regional revival?
Ivan Turok, David Bailey, Jennifer Clark, Jun Du, Ugo Fratesi, Michael Fritsch, John Harrison, Tom Kemeny, Dieter Kogler, Arnoud Lagendijk, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Ernest Miguelez, Stefano Usai and Fiona Wishlade
Contesting European regions
Foregrounding the region
Anssi Paasi and Jonathan Metzger
Towards a theory of regional diversification: combining insights from Evolutionary Economic Geography and Transition Studies
Ron Boschma, Lars Coenen, Koen Frenken and Bernhard Truffer
Shifting horizons in local and regional development
Andy Pike, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and John Tomaney
Transforming cities: does urbanization promote democratic change?
Edward L. Glaeser and Bryce Millett Steinberg
Uneven and combined development
Michael Dunford and Weidong Liu
The city as innovation machine
Richard Florida, Patrick Adler and Charlotta Mellander
Global investments and regional development trajectories: the missing links
Riccardo Crescenzi and Simona Iammarino
Geographical linkages in the financial services industry: a dialogue with organizational studies
Eric Knight and Dariusz Wójcik
The interregional migration of human capital and its regional consequences: a review
Alessandra Faggian, Isha Rajbhandari and Kathryn R. Dotzel
Can transport infrastructure change regions’ economic fortunes? Some evidence from Europe and China
Chia-Lin Chen and Roger Vickerman
Future green economies and regional development: a research agenda
David Gibbs and Kirstie O’Neill
Analysing the regional geography of poverty, austerity and inequality in Europe: a human cartographic perspective
Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling and Benjamin Hennig
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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