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Literature review

Here I list some books which I found in Google Books.


  • Smith, N. and Harvey, D. (2008) Uneven development: nature, capital, and the production of space‎, 3rd ed., Athens: The University of Georgia Press. (p.78)
    • In this book David Harvey refers to the notion of “second nature” developed and used later by Neil Brenner. The notion is about how social constructed infrastructures become ‘nature’ where other phenomena are supported, for instance, globalization.
  • Brenner, N. and Theodore, N.(2002) Spaces of neoliberalism: urban restructuring in North America and Western Europe, Blackwell. (p.195)
    • The large-scale urban development projects (UDPs) for city growth strategy. Here there is a very well done explanation on Bilbao’s economical restructuring.
  • Salkind, N. and Escalona, R.(1998) Métodos de investigación, Prentice Hall. (p.213-215)
    • An interesting approach regarding to how address a personal in-depth interviews.
  • Sassen, S. (2008) ‘The Global City: Introducing a concept’, in Groof, R. & Witte, E. (Eds.), Brussels and Europe: the position of Brussels in the World City Network, Brussels: Academic and Scientific Publishers, pp:43-59.
    • This chapter is a systematic review on the concept of ‘global cities’. An interesting approach to understand Global city formation theory and grasp the evolution of cities throughout 20th century.
  • Scott, J. (2009) De-coding new regionalism: shifting socio-political contexts in Central Europe and Latin America, Farnham-England: Ashgate. (pp.19-49)
    • A book on new regionalism approach > reading so far.