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Cities in Transition

Globalization, Political Change and Urban Development

Editors: Schneider-Sliwa, Rita (Ed.)

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This book was written with the aim of showing that even in the era of globalization developments appearing in cities are not subject to almost unconditional global forces. Rather, universal forces are decisive eventualities in the process of urban restructuring, often influencing its course and speed, yet developments and particularities within a city strongly influence the course of events and the extent to which negative characteristics of globalization might occur.

Berlin, Brussels, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sarajevo and Vienna: Using these important cities the special relationship between global and local/regional forces is analyzed. The case studies were selected based on their political and cultural context and the fact that their social and political fabric was subject to major changes in the recent past. How global processes manifest themselves locally depends to a great extent on how development processes and endogenic potentials are initiated locally in order to cope with the new global economic and societal conditions.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Global and local forces in cities undergoing political change

    Pages 1-8

    Schneider-Sliwa, Rita

  • Berlin: Coping with the past — looking ahead

    Pages 9-42

    Lenz, K.

  • The political geography of an eternal city: Ethno-territorial fragmentation in a “united” Jerusalem

    Pages 43-66

    Newman, David

  • Hong Kong: China’s global city

    Pages 67-94

    Breitung, W.

  • Sarajevo: Isolation in a country falling apart

    Pages 95-123

    Šimko, D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities in Transition
Book Subtitle
Globalization, Political Change and Urban Development
Editors
  • Rita Schneider-Sliwa
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
83
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3867-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3867-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3866-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6985-6
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 340
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH, Germany, 2002
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