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Urban & Regional

  • Village of Immigrantsby Diana R. Gordon

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    A timely contribution to the national dialogue on immigration, Village of Immigrants illustrates the revitalization of small-town America by waves of immigrants no longer settling in big coastal cities. Focusing on Greenport, New York, where the author lives, the book documents the contributions the Hispanic immigrants have made to the life of the... more...

  • Latin America after the Financial Crisisby Juan E. Santarcángelo; Orlando Justo; Paul Cooney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    Economists analyze seven Latin American countries to explore why the region was not as severely affected by the 2008 financial crisis as it had been by other crises in the past. more...

  • Open Borders and International Migration Policyby Joel S. Fetzer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Although philosophers debate the morality of open borders, few social scientists have explored what would happen if immigration were no longer limited. This book looks at three examples of temporarily unrestricted migration in Miami, Marseille, and Dublin and finds that the effects were much less catastrophic than opponents of immigration claim. more...

  • Economic Growth in Developing Countriesby M.L. Lakhera

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00

    Economic growth across countries during the last 30 years or so has displayed 'dual' divergence between developed and developing countries, and among developing countries. The structural transformation has been either slow or of an anomalous nature. The study addresses these and suggests how they can catch-up with developed world. more...

  • The Rise of the Cityby Karima Kourtit; Peter Nijkamp; Roger R. Stough

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book examines urban growth and the dynamics that are transforming the city and city regions in the 21st century focusing specifically on the spatial aspects of this process in the "Urban Century". Forces that are driving city growth include agglomeration spillovers, concentration of innovation and entrepreneurship, diversity of information... more...

  • The Economics of Cultural Diversityby Peter Nijkamp; Jacques Poot; Jessie Bakens

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The populations of many countries in the world are becoming more culturally diverse. This spurs a growing need for an informed debate on the socio-economic implications of cultural diversity. This book offers a solid statistical and econometric perspective on this topical subject by bringing together studies from different countries in Europe and North... more...

  • Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovationby Chris Van Egeraat; Dieter Kogler; Phil Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Innovation, which in essence is the generation of knowledge and its subsequent application in the marketplace in the form of novel products and processes, has become the key concept in inquiries concerning the contemporary knowledge based economy. Geography plays a decisive role in the underlying processes that enable and support knowledge formation... more...

  • The Enlightened Leaderby Frank T. Gallo

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 44.95

    Coaching has become one of the most important leadership development issues in China, where most companies invest in coaching for their senior staff. In this book Frank Gallo, one of the foremost executive coaches in China, draws on his 30 years of experience of working with both Chinese and Western coaches to provide an indispensable guide. more...

  • The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013by Pengfei Ni; Peter Karl Kresl; Wei Liu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2013 is an empirical study and evaluation of the sustainable competitiveness of 500 cities around the world from regional, national and other perspectives. This one-of-a-kind resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed, and involve urban economics, geography, urban studies,... more...

  • Cities and Partnerships for Sustainable Urban Developmentby Peter Karl Kresl

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Over the past two decades, sustainability has become a principal concern for city administrators. It is a more than just environmental entailing economic, demographic, governance, social, and amenity aspects. After a short introduction to some theory, this book provides broad coverage of these aspects and their manifestations in Asia, Africa, Europe... more...