The Europeanisation of Cities: Policies, Urban Change, and Urban Networks

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9789085940272: The Europeanisation of Cities: Policies, Urban Change, and Urban Networks
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The Europeanisation of Cities sheds light on the complex interplay between cities and the European Union, both how cities engage with the EU and how the EU engages with cities.  In particular, the book considers how EU policies and programs are acting as a driving force for urban change, and what motivates cities to be present on the EU stage. Furthermore, it addresses the role of cities in the process of European integration, for example, social policy.

The book explores different approaches to understand the Europeanization of cities and gives empirical evidence for changes on the local level related to the process of European integration and to the extension of networks between European cities.

In theoretical terms, Europeanization of cities seems to be a promising approach, but one that still has to be consolidated. This book helps to delineate a distinct research field which brings together different disciplines and aspects.

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Alexander Hamedinger is vice-director of the Centre of Sociology in the Department of Spatial Development, Infrastructure and Environmental Planning, at Vienna University of Technology.

Alexander Wolffhardt is researcher and consultant at the Europaforum Wien, Centre for Urban Dialogue and European Policy, Vienna, Austria.

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