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  • The Politics of Urban Sustainability Transitions

    Knowledge, Power and Governance

    Edited by Jens Stissing Jensen, Philipp Spaeth, Matthew Cashmore

    The environmental and social sustainability challenges facing contemporary societies are increasingly recognized in cities as a consequence of global urbanization. Socio-technical systems are considered to be at heart of these challenges as they configure fundamental aspects of urban life, from…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

  • The Routledge Handbook to the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities

    Edited by Tiziana Caponio, Peter Scholten, Ricard Zapata-Barrero

    The Routledge Handbook to the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities focuses on the ways migration and diversity have transformed cities, and how cities have responded to the challenges and opportunities offered. While grounded in the European debate on ‘the local turn’ in the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 

  • American Urban Politics in a Global Age

    8th Edition

    Edited by Paul Kantor, Dennis R Judd, Annika Hinze, James Smith

    Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today, American Urban Politics in a Global Age provides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities. The…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 

  • The University as Urban Anchor

    By David Perry

    The University as Urban Anchor investigates the role of the academy in the city—not just its educational contributions, but also the political, economic, and social development of the urban experience. Urban higher educational institutions provide a surprisingly significant range of contributions…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 

  • Changing Landscapes of Urban Citizenship

    Southern Europe in Times of Crisis

    Edited by Alexandra Zavos, Penny Koutrolikou, Dimitra Siatitsa

    Since the 2008 financial crisis, politics of austerity in Europe have engendered far-reaching socioeconomic and political transformations. The recent refugee ‘crisis’ has also deeply affected the sociopolitical terrain. Contrary to past arguments about the reduced significance of the nation state,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16

  • Economic Development and Governance in Small Town America

    Paths to Growth

    By Daniel Bliss

    Who governs? And why? How do they govern? These remain vital questions in the politics of our small cities and towns. In this new book, author Daniel Bliss takes issue with those who believe that small towns and cities are fatally vulnerable to the pressures of a global economy. Based on in-depth…

    Paperback – 2018-02-13

  • Reshaping City Governance

    London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad

    By Nirmala Rao

    India’s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Localities (1989)

    The Changing Face of Urban Britain

    Edited by Philip Cooke

    First published in 1989, this book examines seven different localities, ranging from the outer suburbs of large northern cities to small freestanding town, which were prospering in the 1980s or struggling against the negative employment effects of restructuring. Within the theoretical frame of ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18

  • The Global City 2.0

    From Strategic Site to Global Actor

    By Kristin Ljungkvist

    Global cities all over the world are taking on new roles as they increasingly participate directly and independently in international affairs and global politics. So far, surprisingly few studies have analyzed the role of the Global City beyond its already well explicated role in the globalized…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Cities and Global Governance

  • Managing the Sustainable City

    By Genie N. L. Stowers

    We hear the term “sustainability” everywhere today. In the context of city management, the term often refers to environmental concerns, both locally and globally. Managing the Sustainable City examines not only how cities can prepare to weather the local effects of climate change, but also how…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04

  • Greening Post-Industrial Cities

    Growth, Equity, and Environmental Governance

    By Corina McKendry

    City greening has been heralded for contributing to environmental governance and critiqued for exacerbating displacement and inequality.  Bringing these two disparate analyses into conversation, this book offers a comparative understanding of how tensions between growth, environmental protection,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27
    Cities and Global Governance

  • The Risk of Regional Governance

    Cultural Theory and Interlocal Cooperation

    By Thomas Skuzinski

    Creating metropolitan regions that are more efficient, equitable, and sustainable depends on the willingness of local officials to work together across municipal boundaries to solve large-scale problems. How do these local officials think? Why do they only sometimes cooperate? What kind of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

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