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EGIS selected books, journals and web resources: Comparative Urban Development (D49CP)

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Essential journal articles

Week 2

Kantor, P and Savitch, H.V. (2005) How to Study Comparative Urban Development in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 29(1), pp. 135-51.

Week 6

Kantor, P and Savitch, H. V (1993) Can Politicians Bargain with Business? Urban Affairs Review 29(2), pp. 230-255.

Savitch, H. V. and Kantor, P (2002) Cities in the International Marketplace: The Political Economy of Urban Development in North America and Western Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 1-28.

Week 7

Lauermann J (2018) Municipal statecraft: revisiting the geographies of the entrepreneurial city. Progress in Human Geography 42(2): 205-224.

Peck J (2014) Entrepreneurial urbanism: between uncommon sense and dull compulsion. Geografiska Annaler B 96(4): 396-401.

Theodore N and Peck J (2012) Framing neoliberal urbanism: translating “common sense” urban policy across the OECD zone. European Urban and Regional Studies 19(1): 20-41.

Week 8

He, S (2019) The creative spatio-temporal fix: creative and cultural industries development in Shanghai, China. Geoforum, Vol. 106, pp 310-319.

Peck, J (2012) Recreative city: Amsterdam, vehicular ideas, and the adaptive spaces of creativity policy. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 36(3) pp. 462–485.

Scott, A. J (2006) Creative cities: conceptual issues and policy questions. Journal of Urban Affairs 28(1), pp. 1-17

Week 9

Ley L (2017) Global China and the making of Vancouver’s residential property market. International Journal of Housing Policy 17(1): 15–34

Ley, D (1980) Liberal ideology and the postindustrial city. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 70(2): 238–258

Peck, J, Siemiatycki E and Wyly E (2014) Vancouver’s suburban involution. City 18(4-5): 386-415

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Essential book chapters

Week 2

Lichbach, Mark I. and Alan S. Zuckerman. “Research Traditions and Theory in Comparative Politics: An Introduction.” in O’Neil, P. H and Ronald, R (eds) Essential Readings in Comparative Politics. 5th ed. New York: W.W. Norton. (note, this is available as a scan in Vision).

Robinson, J (2017) Comparison, Chapter 8, in Jayne, M and Ward, K (eds) (2017) Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives. Routledge, London.

Week 6

Molotch, H (1990) “Urban Deals in Comparative Perspective.” in Logan, J. R and Swanstrom, T (eds) (1990) Beyond the City Limits, pp. 175-198. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Wilson, D (2017) Entrepreneurialism, Chapter 11 in Jayne, M and Ward, K (eds) (2017) Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives. Routledge, London.

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