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Capital Cities

Author: Vadim Rossman
Publisher: Florence Taylor and Francis 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- Disciplines, contexts, and categories -- Certain assumptions and hypotheses -- Plan of the book -- 1 History and typology of capital cities -- Preliminary definition -- Functions of capital cities -- Typology of capital cities -- Historical types of capitals -- History and arrangement of national capitals -- 2
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vadim Rossman
ISBN: 9781138837775 1138837776
OCLC Number: 1020707893
Notes: IMD-Felder maschinell generiert
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (352 Seiten)
Contents: Foreword (Blair Ruble), 1. History and Typology of Capital Cities, 2. Capital Cities Relocation Experience, 3. Capital City Relocations in World Regions, 4. Strategies of Capital City Relocations and their Critics, 5. Methods of Analysis and the Criteria of Effective Capital Cities, Conclusions

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- Disciplines, contexts, and categories -- Certain assumptions and hypotheses -- Plan of the book -- 1 History and typology of capital cities -- Preliminary definition -- Functions of capital cities -- Typology of capital cities -- Historical types of capitals -- History and arrangement of national capitals -- 2 Capital city relocation experience -- Principles of capital city siting -- Capital city relocation in empires -- Disembedded capitals: despotic states of the ancient East

3 Capital city relocations and debates of this topic in different world regions -- Generations of national capitals -- Post-colonial nation-building in Africa -- Post-colonial nation-building in Asia -- Southeast Asia -- South Asia -- The Far East -- The Middle East -- Post-colonial nation-building in Latin America -- Post-Soviet countries -- Europe -- 4 Strategies of capital city relocations and their critics -- The common themes in capital city relocations -- Six integrative strategies for capital city relocations -- Three strategies of an exclusive capital city

The budgets and the appraisals of the relocation total costs -- Administration and timetables of capital city shifts -- "The brilliant mistakes" at best: the critique of capital city transfers -- Some counter-arguments in defense of capital city shifts -- Success factors: the good, the bad, and the ugly -- 5 Three standards to assess the effectiveness of a capital city -- Methodologies to assess the role and location of a capital city -- Three standards to assess the effectiveness of a capital city -- Capitals and global cities -- Conclusion -- Selected bibliography -- Appendices -- Index

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A most impressive global history of capital city relocations.Goeran Therborn, University of CambridgeA remarkable book that is both encyclopedic and expansive in ambition. By bringing together the Read more...

 
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