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Urban & Regional

  • Urban Development in Asia: Pathways, Opportunities and Challengesby Qian Zhang; Xiangzheng Deng

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 46.03

    This book aims to present implications for China?s urban development through international comparison of urbanization process from the perspective of spatio-temporal pattern, driving factors, rural-urban interactions, development trends and economic-ecological-social synergic development. Followed the research hotspot of the international urban... more...

  • Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Developmentby Hans Westlund; Johan P. Larsson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00

    The role of social capital in regional development is a multifaceted topic which is studied all over the world using various methods and across numerous disciplines. It has long been evident that social capital is important for regional development, however, it is less clear how this works in practice. Do all types of social capital have the same effects... more...

  • Economic Effects of Public Investmentby Hirotada Kohno

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 139.17

    This book shows the necessity of measuring the incidence-basis indirect economic effects of public investments. The essential argument can be traced back to H. Mohring versus J. Tinbergen, the conclusions of one contradicting those of the other. Their arguments are called, respectively, ?transfer? and ?existing theory? of the indirect economic effect... more...

  • The Economy of Modern Maltaby Paul Caruana Galizia

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 139.58

    This book provides the first wide-ranging account of the Maltese economy in the modern era, from colonialism to European Union membership. It sets arguments about growth and development, and the impact and legacy of colonization, against detailed histories of agriculture, manufacturing and trade, and different economic policy regimes. It is based... more...

  • The New Brazilian Economyby Elias Grivoyannis

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; Not Available

    Brazil is the most populous economy in Latin America today with the second highest GDP among the emerging BRIC economies, after China , and the second per capita GDP among the BRIC economies after Russia . The objective of the proposed book is to provide a thorough historical, statistical, and institutional description of the Brazilian economy along... more...

  • Entrepreneurial Urbanism in Indiaby Smitha Kanekanti Chandrashekar

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 85.64

    Through the analysis of Indian metropolises, this volume critiques the reality of ?entrepreneurial governance? that has emerged as a major urban development practice in cities of the global south. In neoliberal India, the use of management rhetoric in urban development has rapidly led to the growth of urban/peri-urban structures and spaces that are... more...

  • Community Activation for Integral Developmentby Ronnie Lessem

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 70.00

    As mass global and social media communications spread across the globe, we are seeing a need for a change in the way we approach issues of political and economic development. The effects of these growing communications are that, on the one hand, we see the significance of place rising, while on the other, marginalized people clamour to be heard... more...

  • Economic Success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asiaby Janet Tai Landa

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 93.13

    Based on the author's own fieldwork, this book presents an integrative and transdisciplinary theoretical framework for understanding the informal, low-cost organization assembled and practiced by this ethnically homogeneous group of Chinese middlemen. more...

  • Global Citiesby Greg Clark

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Why have some cities become great global urban centers, and what cities will be future leaders? From Athens and Rome in ancient times to New York and Singapore today, a handful of cities have stood out as centers of global economic, military, or political power. In the twenty-first century, the number of truly global cities is greater than ever... more...

  • Regional Integration Processes in the Commonwealth of Independent Statesby Katarzyna Czerewacz-Filipowicz; Agnieszka Konopelko

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 128.46

    This book investigates the economic, political and cultural factors that influence regional economic integration processes as well as international political cooperation in the area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The authors analyze market integration manifested in interregional trade, investment and service connections. Taking a... more...