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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, editors Isar and Anheier bring together a truly international and highly-respected collection 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 ...

Yudhishthir RajIsar, MichaelHoelscher and Helmut K.Anheier
Cities as Policy Actors …

This fifth volume in The Cultures and Globalization Series is devoted to issues of cultural policy and governance. This policy and governance perspective complements those adopted for the four preceding volumes of the Series, which as a whole addresses the complex and changing intersections between the various facets and forces of globalization on the one hand and cultural change on the other. It was implicit in these earlier volumes: in relation to cultural conflicts and tensions (2007); or to the discourses and practices of the cultural and creative industries (2008); to contemporary cultural expression and creativity (2010) and to collective engagements with heritage, memory and identity (2011). Yet none of these volumes explored as objects ...

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