Benchmarking City-Regions

Benchmarking City-Regions

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In the modern world, as states find it increasingly difficult to manage their territories, politically and economically, territory - in a new form understood as the 'city-region' - has re-emerged as an important element in political life. The interests of these city-regions are bound up with a wide range of territorial strategies, including devolution processes and independence referendums, cross-border cooperation, economic renewal and governance efficiency. This book benchmarks city-regions with respect to their ongoing social innovation processes and a restructuring of the relationship between city-regions and their respective more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white tables
  • 1138932582
  • 9781138932586

About Igor Calzada

Igor Calzada is a PostDoctoral Research Fellow at the Future of Cities Programme, COMPAS at the University of Oxford (UK) and Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science) for Orkestra - the Basque Institute of Competitiveness at the University of Deusto (Spain)show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: City-regions beyond Nation-states 2. New Regionalism Overview 3. Social Innovation Processes throughout Territorial Policies and Strategies 4. Deconstructing City-regions: the 5-System Framework as a Policy Tool 5. Benchmarking Eight City-region Case Studies 6. City-regions beyond Nation-states: National Identity and Economic Renewal 7. City-regional Policy Recommendation Decalogue from a Critical Social Innovation Perspective 8. Summary, Conclusions, Outlookshow more