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Regions and Cities


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Regions and Cities is an international, interdisciplinary series that provides authoritative analyses of the new significance of regions and cities for economic, social and cultural development, and public policy experimentation. The series seeks to combine theoretical and empirical insights with constructive policy debate and critically engages with formative processes and policies in regional and urban studies.

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Rethinking International Skilled Migration

Rethinking International Skilled Migration

1st Edition

Micheline van Riemsdijk, Qingfang Wang
October 05, 2016

In today’s global knowledge economy, competition for the best and brightest workers has intensified. Highly skilled workers are an asset to companies, knowledge institutions, cities, and regions as they contribute to knowledge creation, innovation, and economic growth and development. Skilled...

The EU's New Borderland: Cross-border relations and regional development

The EU's New Borderland: Cross-border relations and regional development

1st Edition

Andrzej Jakubowski, Andrzej Miszczuk, Bogdan Kawałko, Tomasz Komornicki, Roman Szul
September 19, 2016

The strengthening of relations between Poland and Ukraine over the last 25 years is one of the most positive examples of transformations in bilateral relations in Central and Eastern Europe. In spite of the complex and difficult historical heritage dominated by the events of the World War II and...

Governing Smart Specialisation

Governing Smart Specialisation

1st Edition

Dimitrios Kyriakou, Manuel Palazuelos Martínez, Inmaculada Periáñez-Forte, Alessandro Rainoldi
September 12, 2016

In recent years, smart specialisation has been a key building block of regional economic and development policy across the European Union. Providing targeted support for innovation and research, it has helped identify those areas of greatest strategic potential, developing mechanisms to involve the...

Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences: Beyond clusters

Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences: Beyond clusters

1st Edition

Kean Birch
August 22, 2016

The life sciences is an industrial sector that covers the development of biological products and the use of biological processes in the production of goods, services and energy. This sector is frequently presented as a major opportunity for policy-makers to upgrade and renew regional economies,...

Unfolding Cluster Evolution

Unfolding Cluster Evolution

1st Edition

Fiorenza Belussi, Jose Luis Hervás-Oliver
August 19, 2016

Various theories have been put forward as to why business and industry develops in clusters and despite good work being carried out on path dependence and dynamics, this is still very much an emerging topic in the social sciences. To date, no overarching theoretical framework has been developed to...

The Global Competitiveness of Regions

The Global Competitiveness of Regions

1st Edition

Robert Huggins, Hiro Izushi, Daniel Prokop, Piers Thompson
August 12, 2016

The aim of this book is to consider theoretically the notion of the global competitiveness of regions, as well as giving attention as to how such competitiveness may be empirically measured. With this in mind, the book has three specific objectives: first, to place the concept of regional...

Transformation of Resource Towns and Peripheries: Political economy perspectives

Transformation of Resource Towns and Peripheries: Political economy perspectives

1st Edition

Greg Halseth
July 05, 2016

Most developed economies, including single-industry and resource dependent rural or small town regions, are transforming rapidly as a result of social, political, and economic change. Collectively, they face a number of challenges as well as new opportunities. This international collaboration...

Cities, State and Globalisation: City-Regional Governance in Europe and North America

Cities, State and Globalisation: City-Regional Governance in Europe and North America

1st Edition

Tassilo Herrschel
June 20, 2016

This book investigates the ways in which city regions view themselves as single entities, how they are governed, what is meant by ‘governance’, why the question of city-regional governance matters, and the extent to which the balance between internal and external factors is important for finding...

Approaches to Economic Geography: Towards a geographical political economy

Approaches to Economic Geography: Towards a geographical political economy

1st Edition

Ray Hudson
June 16, 2016

The last four decades have seen major changes in the global economy, with the collapse of communism and the spread of capitalism into parts of the world from which it had previously been excluded. Beginning with a grounding in Marxian political economy, this book explores a range of new ideas as to...

Secondary Cities and Development

Secondary Cities and Development

1st Edition

Lochner Marais, Etienne Nel, Ronnie Donaldson
June 02, 2016

The role secondary cities play in the global space economy and national urban hierarchies is increasingly receiving attention from scholars and international agencies, most notably the Cities Alliance. Secondary Cities and Development considers the role of secondary cities through the lens of...

Technology and the City: Systems, applications and implications

Technology and the City: Systems, applications and implications

1st Edition

Tan Yigitcanlar
May 11, 2016

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...

Smaller Cities in a World of Competitiveness

Smaller Cities in a World of Competitiveness

1st Edition

Peter Karl Kresl, Daniele Ietri
April 26, 2016

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...

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