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Complex evolutionary dynamics in urban-regional and ecologic-economic systems : from catastrophe to chaos and beyond

Author: John Barkley Rosser
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2011.
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Drawing on the middle chapters from the first edition of J. Barkley Rosser's seminal work, From Catastrophe to Chaos, this book presents an unusual perspective on economics and economic analysis. Current economic theory largely depends upon assuming that the world is fundamentally continuous. However, an increasing amount of economic research has been done using approaches that allow for discontinuities such as  Read more...
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Rosser, J. Barkley (John Barkley), 1907-
Complex evolutionary dynamics in urban-regional and ecologic-economic systems.
New York : Springer, 2011
(DLC) 2011928060
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Barkley Rosser
ISBN: 9781441988287 1441988289 1441988270 9781441988270
OCLC Number: 745004469
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 320 pages)
Contents: Preface; Contents; 1 Discontinuous Evolution of Urban Historical Forms; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Agglomeration and the Formation and Sudden Growth of Cities; 1.2.1 The Debate; 1.2.2 Instability and Agglomeration; 1.2.2.1 A General View; 1.2.2.2 A Local Instability Model; 1.2.2.3 A Catastrophe Theory Interpretation; 1.2.2.4 Some Further Variations; 1.2.2.5 The Role of Production Made Explicit; 1.3 Long-Distance Trade and Instability; 1.3.1 Another View: Open Versus Closed Cities; 1.3.2 The Mees Version of Pirenne's Hypothesis; 1.3.3 Comparative Advantage and City Size. 1.3.4 Logistical Networks and Long-Distance Trade1.4 A Possible Synthesis: The Role of Technological Change; 1.4.1 Agglomeration, Logistical Networks, and Technology; 1.4.2 Rome Was Not Built in a Day; Notes; 2 The New Economic Geography Approach and Other Views; 2.1 The Setting; 2.2 The Three Returns to Scale; 2.3 The Dixit --
Stiglitz Model of Monopolistic Competition; 2.4 Bifurcations of the NEG Core --
Periphery Model; 2.5 The Core --
Periphery Model at the Global Level; 2.6 Chaotic Dynamics in a Discrete Version of the Core-Periphery Model; 2.7 Criticisms of the New Economic Geography; Notes. 3 Discontinuities in Intraurban Systems3.1 Some General Remarks; 3.2 The Role of Transportation in Urban Structural Bifurcations; 3.2.1 Modal Choice in Transportation; 3.2.2 Urban Retail Structure; 3.2.2.1 Economies of Scale Versus Transportation Costs; 3.2.2.2 Chaotic Dynamics; 3.2.2.3 Leeds Versus Brussels: A Comparison of Approaches; 3.3 An Ecological View; 3.3.1 Density --
Rent Cycles; 3.3.2 Intraurban Lotka --
Volterra Instability; 3.3.2.1 Centralization Versus Suburbanization; 3.3.2.2 Slum Formation Versus Historical Preservation; 3.3.2.3 Neighborhood Tipping and Gentrification. 3.3.2.4 A Note on Bifurcation Categories3.4 Static and Dynamic Boundary Discontinuities; 3.4.1 Neighborhood Boundary Dynamics; 3.4.1.1 A Static Model; 3.4.1.2 A Moving Boundary; 3.4.2 Land Use Boundaries; 3.4.2.1 Static Land Value Discontinuities; 3.4.2.2 Dynamic Discontiguities in Land Use and Polycentrism; Notes; 4 Morphogenesis of Regional Systems; 4.1 The Continuous Flow Model; 4.1.1 Linear and Nonlinear Variations; 4.1.2 Structural Change of the Flow Pattern; 4.1.3 Wave Patterns in the Continuous Flow Model; 4.1.4 Multiplier --
Accelerator Cycles in the Continuous Flow Model. 4.1.4.1 The Single-Region Case4.1.4.2 The Two-Region Case; 4.2 Evolution of Urban and Regional Systems; 4.2.1 Predator --
Prey Cycles in Single Cities; 4.2.2 Interregional Predator --
Prey Cycles; 4.2.3 The Emergence of Chaotic Dynamics; 4.2.3.1 Relative Stock Models; 4.2.3.2 A Production Model; 4.3 Self-Organizing Regional Morphogenesis; 4.3.1 Order Through Fluctuations; 4.3.2 Time Scales and Slaves; 4.3.3 A Fractal Synergesis; Notes; 5 Complex Dynamics in Spatial Systems; 5.1 Complexity and Socioeconomic Spatial Systems; 5.2 The Generality of the Schelling Model.
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