Globalization and Integrated Area Development in European Cities

Paperback | October 15, 2002

byFrank Moulaert

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In this book the author seeks to rebut the somewhat fatalistic argument that socio-economic prosperity in the cities can only be achieved by the application of global market-led policies. He argues that urban society and policy makers do have sufficient freedom of action to make localdecisions on the economic and social development of deprived neighbourhoods. Drawing on evidence from six major European cities, he demonstrates that their 'Integrated Area Development' strategies, which rely on grassroots democracy and the empowerment of local communities, can deliver a social,economic, and cultural renaissance which better meets the needs of the local population than the imposition of the market-forces creed.

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In this book the author seeks to rebut the somewhat fatalistic argument that socio-economic prosperity in the cities can only be achieved by the application of global market-led policies. He argues that urban society and policy makers do have sufficient freedom of action to make localdecisions on the economic and social development of...

Professor of Economics, University of Science and Technology, Lille
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.52 inPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199257701

ISBN - 13:9780199257706

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Explaining the Tension: Global Competition, Social Exclusion, and Local Renaissance2. Globalization, Cities, and the Social Question3. A New Approach to Local Development Analysis4. Integrated Area Development and Social Innovation5. Experiences in Integrated Area Development6. Global Governance and Social ChangeAppendix: Methodology for the Study of Local Development

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`Review from previous edition A stimulating and timely book, which deserves a wide readership among researchers and policy makers'European Planning Studies