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Human capital and the urban hierarchy

In: A World in Emergence

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Beginning with the recent history of capitalism and urbanization and moving into a thorough and complex discussion of the modern city, this book outlines the dynamics of what the author calls the third wave of urbanization, characterized by global capitalism’s increasing turn to forms of production revolving around technology-intensive artifacts, financial services, and creative commodities such as film, music, and fashion. The author explores how this shift toward a cognitive and cultural economy has caused dramatic changes in the modern economic landscape in general and in the form and function of world cities in particular. Armed with cutting-edge research and decades of expertise, Allen J. Scott breaks new ground in identifying and explaining how the cities of the past are being reshaped into a complex system of global economic spaces marked by intense relationships of competition and cooperation.

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  • ., 2012. "Human capital and the urban hierarchy," Chapters,in: A World in Emergence, chapter 6, pages 79-94 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Tervo, Hannu, 2016. "Do People Follow Jobs or Do Jobs Follow People? The Case of Finland in an International Context," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 46(1).
    2. Sonja Avlijas, 2016. "Vicious and virtuous cycles of female labour force participation in post-socialist Eastern Europe," LEQS – LSE 'Europe in Question' Discussion Paper Series 119, European Institute, LSE.

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