Port Cities in Asia and Europe

Some manage to reinvent themselves as tourist cities, some face decline if they do not manage to transform. This volume looks at a number of port cities in Asia and Europe that face this pressure.

Port Cities in Asia and Europe

Port Cities in Asia and Europe

With the demise of European socialist economies and the marketization of Asian communist countries, a new global capitalism has reshaped the configuration of the world economy, with speed a determining factor to all transactions of information, finance, goods and services and people. Sea-ports that were significant for a slower but no less global economy have been undergoing transformation to stay economically and culturally relevant. Some manage to reinvent themselves as tourist cities, some face decline if they do not manage to transform. This volume looks at a number of port cities in Asia and Europe that face this pressure. With contributions considering history, contemporary developments, contacts between ports, the representation of ports and the relations between port cities and their hinterlands. This comparative study identifies many parallels between local histories and developments in the Asian and European port cities, as well as new opportunities for sharing experiences and learning from the developments and decisions in similar situations in other port cities.

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Port Cities in Asia and Europe
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Arndt Graf, Chua Beng Huat
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-20 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Angela Carpenter, Rodrigo Lozano
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-22 - Publisher: Springer Nature

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Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: I-Chun Wang, Jonathan White
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-24 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Health Insurance Reforms in Asia
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-26 - Publisher: Routledge

This book empirically examines health care financing reforms and popular responses in three major cities in East Asia: Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It adopts a new revised version of the theory of historical institutionalism to compare and explain the divergent reform paths in these three places over the past
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Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Jörg Vögele, Hideharu Umehara
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-09 - Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

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