Cultures and Globalization: Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance (The Cultures and Globalization Series)

Cultures and Globalization: Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance (The Cultures and Globalization Series)

By: Helmut K. Anheier (editor), Yudhishthir Raj Isar (editor)Hardback

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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. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework. Making a truly global contribution to the literature, the editors bring together a truly international and highly-respected bevy of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend 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.

About Author

Helmut K. Anheier, PhD, is President and Dean at the Hertie School of Governance, and holds a chair of sociology at Heidelberg University. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1986, was a senior researcher at John Hopkins School of Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. Professor Anheier founded and directed the Centre for Civil Society at LSE, the Center for Civil Society at UCLA, and the Center for Social Investment at Heidelberg. Before embarking on an academic career, he served as social affairs officer to the United Nations. He is author of over 400 publications, and won various international prizes and recognitions for his scholarship. Amongst his recent book publications are Nonprofit Organizations - Theory, Management, Policy (London: Routledge, 2014), A Versatile American Institution: The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations with David Hammack (Washington, DC: Brookings, 2013) and The Global Studies Encyclopedia with Mark Juergensmeyer (5 vols, Sage, 2012). He is the principal academic lead of the Hertie School's annual Governance Report (Oxford University Press, 2013-), and currently working on projects relating to indicator research, social innovation, and success and failure in philanthropy. Yudhishthir Raj Isar is an independent analyst, advisor and public speaker who straddles different worlds of cultural theory, experience and practice. He is Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University of Paris and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. He has also been maitre de conference at Sciences Po, Paris. Professor Isar is co-editor of the Cultures and Globalization Series (SAGE). He is a trustee of civil society cultural organisations and consultant to international organisations and foundations and Past President of Culture Action Europe. Earlier, at UNESCO, where he served from 1973 to 2002, he was notably Executive Secretary of the World Commission on Culture and Development and Director of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture.


Foreword - Saskia Sassen Introduction - Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Michael Hoelscher and Helmut K. Anheier PART ONE: METROPOLITAN CULTURAL POLITICS, POLICIES AND GOVERNANCE Overarching Issues Cities as Geopolitical Spaces for the Global Governance of Culture - Katharine Sarikakis Communication Networks, Cities and the Informal Economies - Ramon Lobato Challenges of Governance in Multi-Ethnic Cities - Phil Wood Cities and Universities: A Virtual Cultural Policy Nexus - Dragan Klaic Cities, Culture and Sustainable Development - Nancy Duxbury, Catherine Cullen and Jordi Pascual City Branding - Lily Kong Competing Cities and Spectacularizing Urban Landscapes - Davide Ponzini The Creative Cities Discourse: Production and/or Consumption? - Stuart Cunningham The Creative City: Compelling and Contentious - Charles Landry City Experiences The Production of Culture: Abu Dhabi's Urban Strategies - Yasser Elsheshtawy Amsterdam: A Multi-Cultural Capital of Culture - Simin Davoudi and Wil Zonneveld Creative City, City Marketing, Creative Industries and Cultural Policy: Challenges for Antwerp - Annick Schramme and Katia Segers 'Creative Governance' in Berlin? - Janet Merkel Brazzaville: A Global Village of African Culture - Patrice Yengo Spectacularizing Fes - Justin McGuinness Reshaping, Installing, Pioneering, Spearheading... Re-aalignment of Istanbul - Asu Aksoy and Kevin Robins Johannesburg: Investing in Cultural Economies or Publics? - Edgar Pieterse and Kim Gurney Rich but Divided ... the Politics of Cultural Policy in London - Kate Oakley The Cultural Mapping of L'viv - Ihor Savchak and Linda Knudsen McAusland MarseilleS-Provence 2013: Cultural Capital, but for What Kind of Europe and under Which Globalization? - Ferdinand Richard Medellin: Tales of Fear and Hope - Octavio Arbelaez Tobon Melbourne and Brisbane: The Claims of Suburbs - Terry Flew and Mark Gibson Mexico City: Cultural Policies, Governance and Civil Society - Lucina Jimenez Mumbai: Historic Preservation by Citizens - Abha Narain Lambah New York City: City Culture as Public Display - David Halle and Louise Mirrer Paris: A Process of Metropolitanization - Stephen W Sawyer and Mathias Rouet Sao Paulo: Rich Culture, Poor Access - Maria Carolina Vasconcelos-Oliveira Shanghai: Images of Modernity - Justin O'Connor and Xin Gu Torino: A Change of Skin and More - Luca Dal Pozzolo Vancouver: The Enigmatic Emerging Cultural Metropolis - Catherine Murray and Tom Hutton Venice, Reloaded? A Tale of Urban Life (and Death) - Pier Luigi Sacco Cultures and Cities: Some Policy Implications - Yudhishthir Raj Isar Ethnographic Snapshots: Visions of Cities - Mieka Ritsema PART TWO: INDICATOR SUITES

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  • ISBN13: 9781446201220
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9781446201220
  • weight: 1050
  • ISBN10: 1446201228

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