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  • Marine Transboundary Conservation and Protected Areas

    Edited by Peter Mackelworth

    The marine environment does not naturally respect arbitrary international boundaries. The establishment and management of transboundary marine protected areas therefore presents major governance challenges. This book analyses a series of marine peace park and transboundary conservation initiatives…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Technology and the City

    Systems, applications and implications

    By Tan Yigitcanlar

    The interplay between smart urban technologies and city development is a relatively uncharted territory. Technology and the City aims to fill that gap, exploring the growing importance of smart technologies and systems in contemporary cities, and providing an in-depth understanding of both…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Regions and Cities

  • Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness

    Edited by João J. M. Ferreira, Mário L. Raposo, Cristina I. Fernandes, Marcus Dejardin

    Research interest in the service sector has boomed in recent years as deindustrialisation became entrenched. Instead of being regarded as merely supplementary to traditional industry and manufacturing, services have generated progressively rising levels of growth in developed economies while at the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Code and the City

    Edited by Rob Kitchin, Sung-Yueh Perng

    Software has become essential to the functioning of cities. It is deeply embedded into the systems and infrastructure of the built environment and is entrenched in the management and governance of urban societies. Software-enabled technologies and services enhance the ways in which we understand…

    Paperback – 2016-05-11 
    Regions and Cities

  • India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty

    An uneasy courtship

    By B. M. Jain

    In the initial phase of the Obama administration, India’s ruling class and strategic community formed a perception that the spirit of strategic partnership between the two countries might be diluted since China loomed large in the priorities of this administration. Despite occasional hiccups in…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • Russian Borderlands in Change

    North Caucasian Youth and the Politics of Bordering and Citizenship

    By Tiina Sotkasiira

    While moving across borders has been made easier for some in Russia in recent years, for others, physical as well as socio-cultural borders are proving to be more and more difficult to cross. Tackling the differences between the ways in which official discourses construct borders and the ways…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Border Regions Series

  • Defining the Urban and Rural

    By Valentina Cattivelli

    In recent years, new definitions of cities and countries and the regions within them have emerged. In particular, how a region comes to be considered as ‘rural’ or ‘urban’ or somewhere in between has been a subject of some debate. This has led to a drive to seek new territorial classification…

    Hardback – 2016-05-08 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Smaller Cities in a World of Competitiveness

    By Peter Karl Kresl, Daniele Ietri

    Much recent research in Urban Studies has concentrated on the notion of the ‘global city’ but discussion has also covered a larger set of mega cities, with populations in excess of 10 million. This analysis has begged the question of the optimal size for a city – is larger always better? Smaller…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04 
    Regions and Cities

  • Planning amid Violent Conflict

    The Struggle for Co-existence

    By Hazem Abu-Orf

    Cities overshadowed by power struggles over territory pose tremendous challenges to the implementation of planning and orderly development, in particular, when the contest concerns sovereignty. In such cases, conflicting citizens are in constant search for security and cast loyalty around narrow…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?

    A Debate on Secession within the European Union

    Edited by Xavier Cuadras Morató

    Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions has now reached the international arena, especially the debates concerning international…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26 
    Europa Country Perspectives

  • Knowledge Development in Transnational Projects

    By Verena Hachmann

    Learning from the experiences of others - the idea captivates by its simplicity and availability in a world that is increasingly characterised by cross-border and even global connections between people, organisations and regions. ‘Transnational learning’ has become a buzzword in European…

    Hardback – 2016-04-22 

  • Pastoralism and Common Pool Resources

    Rangeland co-management, property rights and access in Mongolia

    By Sandagsuren Undargaa

    The grazing of animals on common land and associated property rights were the original basis of the concept of "the tragedy of the commons". Drawing on the classic work of Elinor Ostrom and the readings of political ecology, this book questions the application of exclusive property rights to mobile…

    Hardback – 2016-04-14 

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