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Keys to the City:
How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction, and Politics Shape Development
Michael Storper

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Acknowledgments ix
1. Introduction. Cities and Regions in the Twenty-First Century: Why Do They Develop and Change? 1
PART I THE ECONOMIC CONTEXT OF CITY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2. Workshops of the World Economy: People, Jobs, and Places 14
3. The Motor of Urban Economies: Specialization 32
4. Disruptive Innovation: Geography and Economics 52
5. Cities and Individuals: How We Shape Cities, But Not the Way We Want To 67
PART II THE INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT OF CITIES AND REGIONS
6. Winner and Loser Regions: The "Where" of Development 92
7. Communities and the Economy 104
8. Robust Action: Society, Community, and Development 115
PART III SOCIAL INTERACTION AND URBAN ECONOMIES
9. Technology, Globalization, and Local Interaction 140
10. Local Context: The Genius of Cities 156
11. Face-to-Face Contact 167
PART IV THE POLITICAL CONTEXT OF CITY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
12. Exit or Voice? Politics, Societies, and City-Systems 184
13. Justice, Efficiency, and Cities: Should Regions Help One Another? 204
Conclusion. Dear Policymaker: Some Keys for You 224
Notes 229
References 239
Index 267

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