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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 (1801–2006)
  • 2Ethnicities in Greater London (2006)
  • 3The Greater London Authority's Budget (2009)
  • 4Budget Recreation, Culture and Religion (2008/2009)
  • 4bPrivate Investment in Culture (2009/2010)
  • 5Cultural Venues / Institutions (2009)
  • 6Total Employment in London by Category (2005)
  • 7London Tourists' Main Home Countries (2008)

London's size and constant growth has led to its central position in contemporary discussions around globalization. The largest Western city in 1800, London was the largest city in the world in 1900 and only dropped out of the top 15 largest cities in 1990 (see Trends in Urbanization suite). Nevertheless, it still ranks at the top of virtually every world city ranking (see City Networks and Rankings suite).

Some Facts about London
  • London's population growth accelerated in the mid-nineteenth century. A population decrease began in the 1960s and continued ...
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