Culture and Globalization: Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance
By Helmut K. Anheier, Hertie School of Governance, Germany, University of Heidelberg, and Yudhishthir Raj Isar, The American University of Paris, SAGE Publications Ltd, Series: The Cultures and Globalization Series, 2012, 472 pp., ISBN: 9781446201237
Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs - through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. The latest volume of The Cultures and Globalization Series focuses on urban cultural policies and governance. Helmut K. Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar are the editors of this work, which is based on the evidence that the international and cultural influence of cities is getting much stronger; the global world is represented in them through their diverse cultures, networks and innovative styles of governance. The book brings together a large number of renowned international scholars such as Dragan Klaiæ, Jordi Pascual, Ferdinand Richard, Octavio Arbeláez, Lucina Jiménez, Luca Dal Pozzolo and Pier Luigi Sacco. Their articles cover all the aspects of a city's cultural dynamics and its impact on policy, including alternative economies, creativity, migration, diversity, sustainability, education and urban planning ... Innovative in its approach and content, this book is ideal for students, scholars and researchers interested in sociology, urban studies, cultural studies, and public policy.
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