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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 ...

  • 1City Population (1989, 2001, 2007, 2010)
  • 2Ethnic Composition (1900–2001)
  • 3Budget Expenditure by Sectors (2009)
  • 4Culture and Art Budget Breakdown (2009)
  • 5Cultural Assets (2010)
  • 6Employees by Types of Economic Activity (2009)
  • 7Number of Foreign Tourists (2002–2007)

Located in the western part of Ukraine, L'viv's long tradition as a city goes back to the thirteenth century and the city's culture has flourished under different political leaders, nations, and political systems (see Savchak & Knudsen McAusland, this volume). Today, the city can claim to be culturally diverse, thanks to its history of changing regimes and circumstances, as well as by its geographical vicinity to Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, Romania and Belarus. L'viv presents itself as a cultural focal point in the region, seeking to feature its post-Soviet development without denying its history. The city ...

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