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Author Trejo Nieto, Alejandra

Title Metropolitan Economic Development : The Political Economy of Urbanisation in Mexico
Edition First edition
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
Series Regions and Cities
Regions and cities
Contents Introduction Part I The Rise of a Metropolitan World 1. The Intersection of the Urban, the Metropolitan and the Regional: Concepts, Theoriesand International Experiences 2. Urbanisation in Mexico and Latin America: A Comparative Assessment 3. The Spatial Distribution of Population: A Study of Metropolitan Patterns and Dynamicsin Mexico Part II Metropolitan Economic Development in Mexico:Patterns, Trends and Drivers 4. The Economic Significance of Metropolitan Areas: Patterns of Economic Performance and Disparities 5. Public Finances in Metropolitan Areas 6. Exploring the Driving Forces of Metropolitan Economic Development Part III Local Experiences: Metropolisation, Governance and Public Policies 7. The Metropolisation Process and Spatial Structure in Mexico City: A Giant's Tale 8. Provision of Urban Services: How Mexico City Performs Compared toother Metropolitan Areas in Latin America 9. Urban Policy Agendas, Governance and Metropolitan Economic Development Conclusions
Summary Metropolitan areas are home to a significant proportion of the world's population and its economic output. Taking Mexico as a case study and weaving in comparisons from Latin America and developed countries, this book explores current trends and policy issues around urbanisation, metropolisation, economic development and city-region governance. Despite their fundamental economic relevance, the analysis and monitoring of metropolitan economies in Mexico and other countries in the Global South under a comparative perspective are relatively scarce. This volume contains empirical analysis based on comparative perspectives with relation to international experiences. It will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and policymakers in urban policy, urban economics, regional studies, economic geography and Latin American studies
Notes Alejandra Trejo Nieto is an economist and holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK. She is currently a professor at the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de Mexico
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Subject Economic development -- Mexico
Urbanization -- Mexico
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
Economic development.
Politics and government.
Mexico -- Politics and government
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429456050