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  • Social Capital, Resilience and Adaptation on Small Islandsby Jan Petzold

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.88

    The book deals with the role of social capital regarding its potential to increase small islands? adaptive capacity to climate change. The case study of the Isles of Scilly, UK, shows how social structures can play a very important role for climate change adaptation. It is argued that social features have to be understood in a non-deterministic and... more...

  • Fear Cityby Kim Phillips-Fein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 22.40

    An epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster?and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible. How could the country?s largest metropolis fail? How could the capital of the financial... more...

  • Handbook of Regions and Competitivenessby Robert Huggins; Piers Thompson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 60.00

    The aim of this Handbook is to take stock of regional competitiveness and complementary concepts as a means of presenting a state-of-the-art discussion of the contemporary theories, perspectives and empirical explanations that help make sense of the determinants of uneven development across regions. Drawing on an international field of leading scholars,... more...

  • South-South Migrationby Patricia Short; Moazzem Hossain; M. Adil Khan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    South-South migration contributes significantly to the development of the emerging economies, the migration of receiving countries and, at the same time, generates a major share of remittance income flowing into the sending countries. By capturing field experience and observations from a number of research studies, this book provides a robust... more...

  • Economics of the Marineby Karyn Morrissey

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 43.99

    This book uses multidisciplinary approaches from economics, geography and policy analysis to explore the spatial economics of the marine. more...

  • Regional Performance Measurement and Improvementby Soushi Suzuki; Peter Nijkamp

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 108.60

    This is the first book to fully introduce a newly developed distance friction minimization (DFM) model, which is one of the new efficiency improvement projection approaches in data envelopment analysis (DEA). The DFM model can produce a most effective solution in efficiency improvement projections for inefficient spatial entities (decision-making... more...

  • Shrinking Cities and First Suburbsby Anirban Adhya

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.82

    This book examines Warren, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, as a shrinking city facing a crisis of economic downturn, automotive restructuring, high unemployment, and real estate foreclosures. The author explores Warren?s attempt to develop planning strategies, culturally-based initiatives, community design projects, and creative partnerships... more...

  • Cities and the Super-Richby Ray Forrest; Sin Yee Koh; Bart Wissink

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 87.89

    With the rise of wealth inequalities, our cities are changing dramatically. This collection critically engages with and advances existing debates on the super-rich and their roles in these transformations.  An interdisciplinary range of contributions from international experts including sociologists, geographers, historians, discourse analysts,... more...

  • Labor Transfer in Emerging Economiesby Xiaochun Li

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 108.60

    Based on new phenomena appearing in many emerging economies, this book presents a theoretical study on the economic influences of labor transfer from several aspects. In recent years, thanks to the continuous progress of social forms as well as science and technology, there are a large number of new developing trends in emerging nations. Taking China... more...

  • Integration and Clustering for Sustainable Economic Growthby Elena G. Popkova; Valentina E. Sukhova; Aleksey F. Rogachev; Yulia G. Tyurina; Olga A. Boris; Valentina N. Parakhina

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 184.63

    This book describes the importance of integration and clustering in creating sustainable economic growth. Modern economic conditions demonstrate the need for governmental stimulation of cluster initiatives in entrepreneurship, and make it necessary to study the experience of developed countries in the sphere of stimulation of cluster initiatives in... more...