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New State Spaces: Urban Governance and the Rescaling of Statehood

Neil Brenner


This book 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, this book shows that strategic subnational spaces, such as cities and city-regions, represent essential arenas in which states are being transformed. The book 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 fundamentall ... More

Keywords: statehood, globalizing capitalism, subnational spaces, cities, city-regions, urban governance, state power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199270057
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270057.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Brenner, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Metropolitan Studies Program, New York University