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City-Regions: Economic Motors and Political Actors on the Global Stage

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter discusses how city-regions (enormous expanses of metropolitan areas, which are often focused on a central metropolis area) and world cities/global cities are produced, and how they ... More


New State Spaces: Urban Governance and the Rescaling of Statehood

Neil Brenner

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199270057
eISBN:
9780191699450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270057.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book develops a new interpretation of the transformation of statehood under contemporary globalizing capitalism. Whereas most analysts of the emergent, post-Westphalian world order have focused ... More


Competitiveness and cohesion in a prosperous city-region: the case of Bristol

Martin Boddy, Keith Bassett, Shaun French, Ron Griffiths, Christine Lambert, Andrew Leyshon, Ian Smith, Murray Stewart, and Nigel Thrift

in City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the social cohesion and competitiveness in the prosperous city-region of Bristol, England. It provides a brief account of patterns of economic and social change and shifts in ... More


Under construction – the city-region and the neighbourhood: new actors in a system of multi-level governance?

Rob Atkinson

in Disadvantaged by where you live?: Neighbourhood governance in contemporary urban policy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348951
eISBN:
9781447302100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348951.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the situation in England and seeks to outline some of the attempts to build links between the city-region and the neighbourhood that are currently under development, bearing ... More


My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Edward W. Soja

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Like Carey McWilliams, Reyner Banham, and Mike Davis, Ed Soja fights against the distorted imagery so adhesively attached to Los Angeles, and he uses Los Angeles to rekindle our urban imagination ... More


National and local settlements: London, UK; Los Angeles, US; Sydney, Australia

Geoffrey DeVerteuil

in Resilience in the post-welfare inner city: Voluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316558
eISBN:
9781447316565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316558.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The global city-regions under study have been thoroughly examined for decades (though rarely compared), particularly London and Los Angeles; so much so that they have become touchstones for global ... More


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