• Summary
  • Contents
  • 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 ...

Mexico City
Mexico city
  • 1Growth Dynamics of City Over Time (1910–2005)
  • 2Foreign Born Persons and Use of Indigenous Languages in Mexico City (2000)
  • 3Budget Allocations for Sub-Functions (2010)
  • 4Cultural Budget Breakdown (Distrito Federal) (2010)
  • 5Cultural Infrastructure (2007)
  • 6Sectors of Employment (Dec 2010)
  • 7Tourists Over Time (2002–2009)
  • 8Awards Won by State Supported Films (2003–2008)

Mexico City long exemplified the fast-growing metropolis of the global South (e.g., Pick & Butler, 1997). But in recent years, many observers have stressed that the city has grown past its limits and is facing massive structural problems. Still, Mexico City, with the idiosyncratic, dynamic combination of its ancient historical past (see Table 1) and more modern approaches to arts and culture as a whole (e.g., Negrete, 2009; Newson & King, 2009), can compete with the world's other great cities ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles