publication . Article . 2007

Varieties of Glocalisation: The International Economic Strategies of Amsterdam, Manchester, and Zurich Compared:

Pieter Terhorst; Nico van der Heiden;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, volume 25, issue 3 June, pages 341-356
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
<jats:p> Our aim in this paper is to explain the international strategies of cities by focusing on market conditions. Drawing on a critique of the glocalisation thesis we show that the design of these strategies can plausibly be explained by the specific characteristics of urban capitalism found in the different cities. Whereas the international strategy of Manchester must be seen as a response to problems of postindustrial restrictions, the importance of the logistic sector in Dutch capitalism strongly shapes Amsterdam's strategy. In Zurich, though, it is argued that the city was already very well prepared for the transformation towards a post-Fordist regime, a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Institute of Political Science, 320 Political science, Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Public Administration, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Glocalization, Market conditions, Economy, Political economy, Economics, Post-industrial society, Capitalism
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