This reference is a comprehensive study guide to the city. The text explains and evaluates the key ideas, informed by the latest research, adding the necessary historical context to situate the student in the literature and the essential debates. Organized in four sections The SAGE Companion to the City provides a systematic A-Z to understanding the city that explains the interrelations between society, culture, and economy.

States and Laws

States and Laws
States and laws

Recent literature on cities emphasizes much that is new and exciting about contemporary urban life. Cities are seen as increasingly important sites of an emergent global culture – a culture of global or world cities characterized by new forms of engagement, association, democracy, representation and interaction, all of which are articulated through new and often strange geographies (e.g. Soja, 1996; Amin and ...

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