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New State Spaces: Urban Governance and the Rescaling of Statehood

 
 
 
 
New State Spaces: Urban Governance and the Rescaling of Statehood
Author: Neil Brenner
ISBN 13: 9780199270064
ISBN 10: 199270066
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2004-11-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 372
List Price: $49.95
 
 

In this synthetic, interdisciplinary work, Neil Brenner develops a new interpretation of the transformation of statehood under contemporary globalizing capitalism. Whereas most analysts of the emergent, post-Westphalian world order have focused on supranational and national institutional realignments, New State Spaces shows that strategic subnational spaces, such as cities and city-regions, represent essential arenas in which states are being transformed. Brenner traces the transformation of urban governance in western Europe during the last four decades and, on this basis, argues that inherited geographies of state power are being fundamentally rescaled. Through a combination of theory construction, historical analysis and cross-national case studies of urban policy change, New State Spaces provides an innovative analysis of the new formations of state power that are currently emerging.