The Entrepreneurial City and the 'New Urban Politics' (P. Hubbard & T. Hall)-- SELLING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CITY-- Place Marketing: A Historical Comparison of Britain and North America (S. Ward)-- Urban Crises/Urban Representations: Selling the City in Difficult Times (J. Short & Y.-H-- Kim)-- The Narrative of Enterprise and the Enterprise of Narrative: Place Marketing and the Entrepreneurial City (B. Jessop)-- ENTREPRENEURIAL GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE-- On Losing the Local in Responding to Urban Decline: The Honeysuckle Redevelopment, New South Wales (P. McGuirk, et al.)-- Pro-growth Local Economic Development Strategies: Civic Promotion and Local Needs in Britain's Second City, 1981-1996 (P. Loftman & B. Nevin)-- Suburban Entrepreneurialism: Redevelopment Regimes and Coordinating Metropolitan Development in Southern California (A. Althubaity & A. Jonas)-- From Socialism to Post-Fordism: The Local State and Economic Policies in Eastern Germany (T. Herrschel)-- REPRESENTATION, CULTURE AND IDENTITIES-- A Game of Appearance: Public Art and Urban Development - Complicity or Sustainability?-- (M. Miles)-- Popular Culture, Cultural Intermediaries and Urban Regeneration (J. O'Connor)-- Writing the New Barcelona (D. McNeill)-- POLITICS, REGIMES AND REGULATION-- Entrepreneurs are Made, Not Born: Learning and Urban Regimes in the Production of Entrepreneurial Cities (J. Painter)-- Questions of Scale in the Entrepreneurial City (A. Wood)-- Economic Uncertainty, Inter-Urban Competition and the Efficacy of Entrepreneurialism (H. Leitner & E. Sheppard)-- Afterword: Mappings of the Entrepreneurial City (T. Hall & P. Hubbard)-- List of Contributors-- List of Figures-- List of Tables-- Acknowledgements-- Bibliography-- Index.
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Modern city governance has changed from traditional "public service" models to business-oriented, market driven and profit-oriented structures. This text offers an assessment of the "entrepreneurial city" - its strengths, weaknesses, problems and consequences - assessing how far "post-Fordist" city government is truly entrepreneurial and whether this is the best way to run urban areas. The book uses perspectives from geography, planning, sociology and central studies, and also uses examples from Britain, Europe and America. (source: Nielsen Book Data)