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World Cities and Nation States takes a global perspective to show how national governments and states/provinces/regions continue to play a decisive, and often positive, partnership role with world cities. The 16 chapter book ? comprised of two introductory chapters, 12 central chapters that draw on case studies, and two summary chapters - draws on over 40 interviews with national ministers, city government officials, business leaders and expert academics.

Autorentext

Greg Clark is an advisor and mentor for cities, business, and investment. He works with leadership in global cities, global firms, global institutions, and at global gatherings.Greg trained as an Economist, Social and Political Scientist, City & Regional Planner at Cambridge University, UK, Columbia University, NYC, and London School of Economics. Harkness Fellow and author of ten books and numerous reports and papers on cities and business development issues.
He has just been awarded the CBE.

Tim Moonen is a researcher on the future of cities and globalisation, and currently the Director of Research at The Business of Cities. He has written extensively about global urban financing, long-term strategic planning, and comparative city competitiveness. He has recently authored and co-authored original work on international development bank investment for cities, the future of European cities, and the concept of global fluency as a tool for city and metropolitan leaders.

Klappentext

?Although the ?century of the nation state? is over, it casts a long shadow on this ?century of cities?. The extent to which the long wave of global urbanisation will in hindsight come to be viewed as a success for human development, will in no small part be down to how well nation states and their world cities team up and work together.?


The age of cities, and in particular world cities, is upon us. The phenomenon of globally trading and connected cities follows directly from a 20th century that was in many ways the century of the nation state. One of the paradoxes of this new century of cities is that it inherits nearly all the political structures, identities and organising principles of the nation state system.

This poses a big question: how are world cities and their national governments reorganising and updating their relationship for the urban age? World Cities and Nation States observes these new relationships in 12 leading world cities as the basis for starting a global discussion about the ways that nation states are adjusting to the globalisation of major cities. Through in-depth case studies and interviews with numerous national ministers, city government officials, institutional leaders and academic experts, the authors reveal how cities and nations are adjusting differently to ensure not only progress in the world city, but also the development of their national systems of cities. Despite predictions of the rise of city-states, the book argues that a spirit of partnership will be essential to the sustainability and success of world cities and nation states alike.

The book is an invaluable read for policy professionals at the city, regional and national levels as well as business representatives entering new urban markets. By focusing on the legal, political, economic and spatial framework in each city, it also provides a useful source for students and academics in urban studies and related fields.


Zusammenfassung
World Cities and Nation States takes a global perspective to show how national governments and states/provinces/regions continue to play a decisive, and often positive, partnership role with world cities. The 16 chapter book comprised of two introductory chapters, 12 central chapters that draw on case studies, and two summary chapters - draws on over 40 interviews with national ministers, city government officials, business leaders and expert academics.

Inhalt

Foreword xii

Preface xiv

Section I Introducing world cities and nation states 1

1 Introduction: Clash of the centuries? 3

Urbanisation and globalisation: The age of world cities 5

The future imperatives for world cities 6

Nation states in the urban age 6

Different models and starting points 9

Other inherited factors 11

Overview of the book 14

2 Cities and nation states: The story so far 19

The rise of the nation state and the implications for cities 20

Nation states and the 'world cities' literature 22

A return to city?states? 26

Reasons for caution 27

The ongoing relevance of the nation state 28

Summary 32

Section II World cities in tight nations: Unitary systems in transition 33

3 London: From centralism to negotiated growth management 35

London's historic relationship with central government 38

The return to city government and changes in city powers since 2000 40

The national system of cities: London and the UK 43

Ongoing challenges where London needs help from national government 46

Key actors and mechanisms that enable London to make progress with UK central government 51

Conclusion 52

4 Paris: Manufacturing a metropolis amid institutional complexity 54

History of Paris's relationship with national government 57

Paris as an established world city 58

The national system of cities: Paris and France 61

Ongoing challenges where Paris needs help from national government 62

Key actors and mechanisms that enable Paris to make progress with the nation state 66

Conclusion 67

5 Seoul: Lessons from de?centralisation and de?concentration 68

History of Seoul's relationship with central government 70

Adaptation in Seoul's global age 73

The national system of cities: Seoul and Korea 74

Ongoing challenges where Seoul needs help from national government 76

Key actors and mechanisms that enable Seoul to make progress with the nation state 79

Conclusion 79

6 Tokyo: Shared global aspirations and blunted reforms 81

History of Tokyo's relationship with central government 83

Changes in city powers since 2000: What problems have been solved? 85

The national system of cities: Tokyo and Japan 88

The future agenda for collaboration with national government 89

Key actors and mechanisms that enable Tokyo to make progress with the nation state 92

Conclusion 93

Section III Working remotely: World cities in federal systems 95

7 Mumbai: The opportunity costs of leadership and co?ordination failure 97

History of Mumbai's relationship with higher tiers of government 99

Incomplete initiatives and aborted reforms in the 21st century 101

The national system of cities: Mumbai and India 102

Ongoing challenges where Mumbai needs help from national government 104

Key actors and mechanisms that enable Mumbai to make progress with the nation state 107

Conclusion 108

8 New York: Adapting to 'emergency back?up' federalism 110

History of the city and nation state relationship up to 2000 113

Evolution of the city's relationship with the federal tier since 9/11 114

The national system of cities: New York City and American metros 115

Ongoing challenges where New York needs help from national government 116

Key actors and mechanisms that enable New York to make progress with the nation state 119

Conclusion 120

9 São Paulo: The quest for recognition and reform 122

History of São Paulo's relationship with its nation state up to 2000 124

Changes in São Paulo's relationship with higher tiers of government since 2000 125

The national system of cities: São Paulo and Brazil 127

Ongoing challenges where São Paulo needs help from national government 130

Key actors and mechanisms that enable São Paulo to make progress with the nation state 134

Conclusion 134

10 Toronto: Building capacity to renew the 'city that works' 136

History of Toronto's relationship with the nation state 138

Toronto in the 21st century: A mixed record of federalcity relationships 139

The national system of cities: Toronto and Canada 143

Ongoing challenges where Toronto needs help from national government 144

Key actors and mechanisms that enable Toronto to make progress with higher tiers of government 147

Conclusion 148

Section IV Mixed blessings: City?states and special status cities 149

11 Hong Kong: A laboratory for a globalising nation 151

History of Hong Kong's relationship with Beijing 154

Changes in the relationship since the 1997 hando...

Produktinformationen

Titel: World Cities and Nation States
Autor:
EAN: 9781119216438
ISBN: 978-1-119-21643-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 11.11.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 12.0 MB
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