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  • Subject index

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 ...

  • 1Population Over Time (1950–2009)
  • 2Origins and Total Share of Migrants in Berlin (2000–2009)
  • 3Budget Shares by Sectors (2011)
  • 4Cultural Budget Breakdown (2004, 2009)
  • 5Cultural Venues / Institutions (2000–2008)
  • 6Sectors of Employment (2009)
  • 7Foreign Tourists (Top-Ten 1994, 2005, 2010)
  • 8Berlinale (International Press and Guests): Countries of Origins of Press and Accredited Guests

Unlike other major European cities such as Rome, Paris, or London, Berlin was contested and politically instrumentalized for more than 40 years. In the aftermath of World War II, Berlin lost more than one million inhabitants (Amt für Statistik, 2009). The West was part of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the East was part of the German Democratic Republic, which surrounded the whole city. This situation retarded the city's development in some aspects; yet, it also led to some ...

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