Table of contents

 ABBREVIATIONS 
ACRONYMS 
LIST OF TABLES 
LIST OF FIGURES

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 

1.1 Reterritorialisation and cities in the global network
1.2 Objectives of the study
1.3 Research questions
1.4 Methodological design
1.5 Scope: Limits of study
1.6 Thesis structure

 

CHAPTER TWO: THE CONTEXT OF STUDY 

2.1 The meaning of “reterritorialisation”
2.2 Reterritorialisation of cities
2.3 The question of scale: metropolitan and urban-regional scales
2.4 Bilbao: Pathway to global city
2.4.1 Bilbao Metropoli-30
2.4.2 Bilbao Ría 2000

 

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGICAL DESIGN

3.1 Research questions
3.2 Statement of the hypothesis
3.3 Research strategy: Case study
3.4 Scope of the study: Data collection and analysis strategy

 

CHAPTER FOUR: “GLOBALISATION AS RETERRITORIALISATION”

4.1 Braking down a theoretical description on reterritorialisation
4.1.1 Globalisation as context for reterritorialisation
4.1.2 Cities, states and the capitalist globalisation
4.1.3 Cities as forms of territorial organisation
4.1.4 Reterritorialisation as a local process under globalisation
4.1.5 Re-Scaling cities
4.2 Remarks on Brennerʼs theoretical description

 

CHAPTER FIVE: CASE STUDY BILBAO

5.1 Reterritorialisation in practice
5.1.1 Infrastructures
a) Metro and Abandoibarra project
b) Bilbao Port
c) Bilbao Airport
d) Highways and railways
5.1.2 Geographical re-scaling of the city economy
a) Bilbao and the Basque Country Region
b) Bilbaoʼs re-conversion toward services economy
c) BBVA and the Bilbaoʼs financial services
5.1.3 Bilbao as a city ʻinside-outʼ and ʻoutside-inʼ
5.1.4 Bilbao and periods of economic capitalist restructuring

 

CHAPTER SIX: RETERRITORIALISATION IN PRACTICE

6.1 Reterritorialisation between confirmation and contradiction
6.2 Reterritorialisation in practice

 

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