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Globalisation and the Politics of Forgetting

Globalisation and the Politics of Forgetting

Yong-Sook Lee, Brenda S.A. Yeoh
August 10, 2016

In both academic scholarship and the popular imagination, the globality of modern society has been represented by global cities as the corporate and financial epicentres for capital accumulation, cosmopolitan cultures and innovative change. This has created an image of the globalised world as empty...

Culture-Led Urban Regeneration

Culture-Led Urban Regeneration

Ronan Paddison, Steven Miles
October 15, 2009

The idea that culture can be employed as a driver for urban economic growth has become part of the new orthodoxy by which cities seek to enhance their competitive position. Such developments reflect not only the rise to prominence of the cultural sphere in the contemporary (urban) economy, but how...

Clusters in Urban and Regional Development

Clusters in Urban and Regional Development

Andrew Cumbers, Danny McKinnon
October 13, 2009

Clusters have become a key focus of urban and regional policy in advanced economies as regional specialisation in particular industries has come to be regarded as advantageous in the context of debates about globalization and the knowledge economy. In particular, spatial proximity between...

Employability and Local Labour Markets

Employability and Local Labour Markets

Ronald W. McQuaid, Anne E. Green, Mike Danson
May 11, 2006

The concept of employability has provided a foundation for much current labour market policy. It has also provided a useful framework for analyzing national and urban labour markets and related policies in a variety of different circumstances both for those in and out of work. The papers in this...

Cities of Pleasure: Sex and the Urban Socialscape

Cities of Pleasure: Sex and the Urban Socialscape

Alan Collins
November 10, 2005

This book contains a collection of cutting-edge chapters that explore various connections between urban living, sexuality and sexual desire around the world. The key themes featured address a number of topical issues including: the controversies and debates raging around the evolution, defining...

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