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  • Knowledge Economiesby Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book traces the theoretical explanation for clusters back to the work of classical economists and their more modern disciples, who saw economic development as a process involving serious imbalances in the exploitation of resources. Initially, natural resource endowments explained the formation of nineteenth and early twentieth-century industrial... more...

  • The Rise Of The Rustbeltby Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Rise of the Rustbelt demonstrates the value of interchange and comparison of ideas and policies for industrial regeneration between three major regions: the Great Lakes of North America, the Ruhrgebiet of North-Rhine-Westphalia, and the industrial belt of South Wales. The top priority of these areas is to conserve and retain their status as industrial... more...

  • Growth Culturesby Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This groundbreaking book is the first comparative analysis of the relative strengths of global bioregions. Growth Cultures investigates the rapidly growing phenomena of biotechnology and sets this study within a knowledge economy context. Philip Cooke proposes a new knowledge-focused theoretical framework, ?the New Global Bioeconomy?, against which... more...

  • The Legacy of the Italian Resistanceby Philip Cooke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 29.00

    In this rich and detailed interdisciplinary study, Philip Cooke explores the enduring and contested legacy of the Italian Resistance movement. This book scrutinizes the ambivalent and shifting attitudes toward the movement held by the major Italian political parties and the State, caught up as they were in an ambitious project to build a new nation... more...

  • Complex Adaptive Innovation Systemsby Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 and onwards, the shortcomings of traditional models of regional economic and environmental development had become increasingly evident. Rooted in the idea that ?policy? is an encumbrance to free markets, the stress on supply-side smoothing measures such as clusters and an over reliance on venture capital,... more...

  • Re-framing Regional Developmentby Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Turbulence characterises the current global scene. This book uses complementary theoretical approaches to understand and help prescribe policies to ?re-frame? the regional development problem in turbulent times. These approaches are: evolutionary complexity; evolutionary economic geography; emergence theory; and resilience theory. From below, they... more...

  • Back to the Future (RLE Social Theory)by Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Is modernity being replaced by an opposite culture of postmodernity, or is postmodernism simply an internal critique of modernist culture? This key question is central to this stimulating book which explores the transformations taking place in social life, cultural preferences, economic organization and political attitudes, particularly in the context... more...

  • Regional Development in the Knowledge Economyby Philip Cooke; Andrea Piccaluga

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    International contributors provide the first examination of the growing subject of regional knowledge-economy development. Illustrated by data and 'stylized' accounts, the international contributors chart the evolution of knowledge economies, questioning the way in which they work and criticize accepted theories and inform how places can cope in... more...

  • Creative Regionsby Philip Cooke; Dafna Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This unique book focuses on regional creativity, analysing the different factors that can affect creativity and innovation process within regions in the knowledge economy. Approaching creativity from technological, organizational and regional viewpoints, it attempts to break down the influence of oppositional approaches and take account of multi-level... more...

  • Ending Terrorism in Italyby Anna Cento Bull; Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Ending Terrorism in Italy analyses processes of disengagement from terrorism, as well as the connected issues of reconciliation, truth and justice. It examines in a critical and original way how terrorism came to an end in Italy (Part I), and the legacy it has left behind (Part II). The book interrogates a wide array of published memoirs and a considerable... more...