Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age - Globalization and Community (Hardback)
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Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age - Globalization and Community (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 07/04/2011
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Mobile Urbanism provides a unique set of perspectives on the current global-urban condition. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work, leading geographers reveal that cities are not isolated objects of study; rather, they are dynamic, global-local assemblages of policies, practices, and ideas. The essays in this volume argue for a theorizing of both urban policymaking and place-making that understands them as groups of territorial and relational geographies. It broadens our comprehension of agents of transference, reconceiving how policies are made mobile, and acknowledging the importance of interlocal policy mobility. Through the richness of its empirical examples from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia, contributors bring to light the significant methodological challenges that researchers face in the study of an urban-global, territorial-relational conceptualization of cities and suggest productive new approaches to understanding urbanism in a networked world.Contributors: S. Harris Ali, York U, Toronto; Allan Cochrane, Open U; Roger Keil , York U, Toronto; Doreen Massey, Open U; Donald McNeill, U of Western Sydney; Jamie Peck, U of British Columbia; Jennifer Robinson, University College London.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816656288
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm


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"At the core of this book is the recognition that far and near no longer be taken for granted. This makes it possible to explore geographies of responsibility as they stretch across space, highlighting linkages that are otherwise rather too easy to avoid. It also makes it possible to explore the ways in which apparently distant phenomena can be drawn in by political actors to reinforce their position, to develop political initiatives, resolve or generate political controversy, and build political power and authority." -Allan Cochrane, from the Foreword

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