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Cities between Competitiveness and Cohesion

Discourses, Realities and Implementation

Editors: Ache, P., Andersen, H.T., Maloutas, Th., Raco, M., Tasan-Kok, T. (Eds.)

  • Cross-European analysis of urban and regional strategies of reconciling welfare and competitiveness
  • Develops an understanding of the strategy challenge to reconcile competitiveness with cohesion
  • Analysis of cities and regions as actors in multi-level governance settings
  • European comparative view on housing, labour markets, enterprises, ethnical issues, gender dimensions, urban development projects, transport, sustainability
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The book is the result of a COST Action financed by the European Science Foundation. It analyses the key concepts, ideas and processes driving competitiveness and cohesion agendas across Europe and demonstrates the implications and the effects of contemporary urban regeneration policies and politics in Europe. The case study material ensures that an in depth understanding of policy processes is conveyed to readers, and attention is drawn to the problems and paradoxes of policy, but also to the possibilities for policy innovation and learning across national and disciplinary borders. The material a.o. studies the cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Bratislava, Istanbul, Maribor, London, Rotterdam, Vienna, and Zurich. Specific policy fields which are looked at relate to housing, labour markets, enterprises, integration of ethnical groups, urban regeneration, or transport. The book shows that spatial and urban policy continues to be a key site of policy intervention and experimentation. Different national welfare systems, political cultures, and socio-economic conditions combine and recombine to address policy problems and opportunities. Collectively, the authors argue that the examined policy initiatives reflect and reproduce these broader changes and shifting ways of thinking about the appropriate relationships between citizens, businesses, and the state.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Cities Between Competitiveness and Cohesion: Discourses, Realities and Implementation – Introduction

    Ache, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Competitiveness and Cohesion: A Janus Head? Some Conceptual Clarifications

    Vranken, Jan

    Pages 19-37

  • Are Entrepreneurial Cities More Successful? Empirical Evidence from 50 German Cities

    Panebianco, Stefano

    Pages 41-60

  • Competitiveness and Cohesion in the Spanish Provinces: A Territorial Approach

    López, Asunción (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Globalizing Urban Economies and Social Inequality: An Empirical Assessment. The Case of Amsterdam and Rotterdam

    Burgers, Jack (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
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Hardcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8240-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7816-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities between Competitiveness and Cohesion
Book Subtitle
Discourses, Realities and Implementation
Editors
  • Peter Ache
  • Hans Thor Andersen
  • Thomas Maloutas
  • Mike Raco
  • Tuna Tasan-Kok
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
93
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8241-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8241-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8240-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7816-2
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 306
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