Governing Cities in a Global Era

Urban Innovation, Competition, and Democratic Reform

  • Robin Hambleton
  • Jill Simone Gross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Global Trends, Diversity, and Local Democracy

    1. Jill Simone Gross, Robin Hambleton
      Pages 1-12
  3. Global Pressures on Urban Governance

  4. Innovations in Urban Government

  5. Leadership, Partnership, and the Democratic Challenge

  6. Governing Cities in a Global Era

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Robin Hambleton, Jill Simone Gross
      Pages 213-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-267

About this book


This book is about the role that ideas, institutions, and actors play in structuring how we govern cities and, more specifically, what projects or paths are taken. Global changes require that we rethink governance and urban policy, and that we do so through the dual lens of theory and practice.


city conflict democracy globalization governance government Institution Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Robin Hambleton
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jill Simone Gross
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Environment and TechnologyUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK
  2. 2.Urban AnswersUK
  3. 3.Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter CollegeCUNYUSA

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