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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 ...

Describing and Comparing Culture in Cities Globally: Introducing the Indicator Suites
Describing and comparing culture in cities globally: Introducing the indicator suites

Each volume of the ‘Cultures & Globalization’ series consists of two parts. The first part contains analyses and explorations of various aspects of the volume's theme. The second part complements these chapters with selected quantitative and qualitative data. These data are displayed in an easily accessible way in the form of what we call Indicator Suites, following insights from information graphics (Tufte 2001).

In the first four volumes of the series, the structure of the Indicator Suites followed a conceptual scheme. This can be represented as a matrix with three perspectives of globalization (economic, political and cultural globalization) and four aspects of culture (as ...

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