Presenting multidisciplinary and global insights, this book explores the nexus between economies, institutions, and territories and how global phenomena have local consequences.

It examines how original and innovative economic related processes embed themselves in societies at the local level; how boundaries between the state and the market are placed under stress by unexpected changes. It explores whether new types of elites and forms of social inequalities are emerging as a result of institutional and economic changes, and whether peripheral areas are experiencing insidious forms of economic and institutional lock-in. Presenting empirical cases and useful analytical and conceptual tools, the book makes current economic and territorial phenomena more understandable.

This is an important read for students and scholars in the fields of geography, sociology, political sciences, anthropology, economics, regional science, and international relations. It is also a valuable resource for policymakers, well-educated lay readers and economic, political and international relations journalists.

chapter 1|27 pages

Economies, Territories, Institutions

Analytical Fragments of a Complicated Relationship
ByLuca Storti, Giulia Urso, Neil Reid

part I|60 pages

Integration between the Economy and Society

chapter 2|23 pages

Change and Innovation within Florida's Food System in Response to COVID-19 1

ByDavid Outerbridge, Christa D. Court, Laura Birou, Catherine Campbell, Liz Felter, Sebastian Galindo, Jennifer Hagen, Brittany Hall-Scharf, Lisa Hickey, Molly Jameson, Elias T. Kirche, Alexandre Magnier, Fritz Roka

chapter 3|19 pages

Street Shock

How a Bike Lane Redefined a Neighborhood
ByAndrea Marpillero-Colomina

chapter 4|16 pages

Building Drought Resilience in the US Southwest

The Institutional and Economic Challenges in Rural Communities
ByHaoying Wang

part II|75 pages

Coordination between State and Market

chapter 5|26 pages

A History of Modern European Monetary Unions as Territories, Regions, and Institutions

ByRebecca Jean Emigh, Michelle Marinello, Zachary DeGroot

chapter 6|18 pages

Brussels Under Pressure

Compliance, the Single Market, and National Purpose in the EU
ByFrancesco Duina, Hermione Xiaoqing Zhou

chapter 7|29 pages

Institutional Context and Territorial Policy

Analyzing the New Regional Policy and Regional Development Agencies in Turkey
ByNuri Yavan, Şükrü Yılmaz, Aykut Aniç

part III|101 pages

Social Inequalities, Displacement and Conflicts between Social Groups

chapter 8|32 pages

Bureaucrats, Local Elites, and Economic Development

Evidence from Chinese Counties
ByLing Zhu, Xueguang Zhou

chapter 9|16 pages

Working at the Nexus of Global Markets and Gig Work

US Gig Workers, Credential Capitalization, and Wealthy International Clientele
ByAlexandrea J. Ravenelle, Ken Cai Kowalski

chapter 10|23 pages

Understanding Residential Sorting through Property Listings

A Case Study of Neighborhood Change in Charlotte, NC 1993–2018
ByIsabelle Nilsson, Elizabeth C. Delmelle

chapter 11|28 pages

Making the Right Move

How Effective Matching on the Frontlines Maintains the Market for Bribes 1
ByDiana Dakhlallah

part IV|58 pages

The Challenge of Peripherality

chapter 12|26 pages

Measuring the Interaction between the Interregional Accessibility and the Geography of Institutions

The Case of Greece
ByDimitrios Tsiotas, Vassilis Tselios

chapter 13|18 pages

Marginal Returns?

Institutional Dynamics, Peripherality, and Place-Based Development in Canada's and Australia's Natural Resource-Dependent Regions
ByLaura Ryser, Neil Argent, Greg Halseth, Fiona Haslam-McKenzie, Sean Markey

chapter 14|12 pages


Old Issues Revisited and New Research Avenues
ByLuca Storti, Giulia Urso, Neil Reid