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Moving On Up? Regions Megaregions And The Changing Geography Of Social Equity Organizing

Moving On Up? Regions Megaregions And The Changing Geography Of Social Equity Organizing In recent years, some advocates for social equity have sought to develop new solutions to urban poverty and build new forms of political power at a metro- politan or regional scale.The evolution of American urban areas into sprawl- ing megaregions raises a [...]

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Learning Communities In A Learning Region The Soft Infrastructure Of Cross Firm Learning Networks In Silicon Valley

Learning Communities In A Learning Region The Soft Infrastructure Of Cross Firm Learning Networks In Silicon Valley The ability of firms, industries, and regions continually to translate information and knowledge into viable new products, services, and production processes in the face of constantly changing technology and market conditions is increasingly at the core of competitive [...]

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Labour Markets And Emplyment Practices In The Age Of Flexibility A Case Study Of Silicon Valley

Labour Markets And Emplyment Practices In The Age Of Flexibility A Case Study Of Silicon Valley Labour markets in the United States and other advanced economies are going through important changes. Elsewhere we argue hat flexile production is closely associated with the new competitive conditions in the global information economy,y and is marked by a [...]

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Labour Flexibility And Regional Development The Role Of Labour Market Intermediaries

Labour Flexibility And Regional Development The Role Of Labour Market Intermediaries Labour flexibility and regional development: the role of labour market intermediaries, Reg. Studies 37, 621–633. As contemporary labour markets have become more complex, volatile and unpredictable, labour market intermediaries (LMIs) have played an increasingly prominent role in shaping labour flexibility and regional development. Existing [...]

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Labor In The Network Society Lessons From Silicon Valley

Labor In The Network Society Lessons From Silicon Valley During the dramatic Internet-driven boom of the 1990s, Silicon Valley was described as the home of “the greatest-ever legal creation of wealth in the history of the world.”1 For the young entrepreneurs, engineers, and computer professionals who benefited from abundant job offers, high wages, and sky-rocketing [...]

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Knowing Together Growing Together Epistemic Communities And Equitable Growth

Knowing Together Growing Together Epistemic Communities And Equitable Growth he great recession of 2007–2008 officially was declared over by June of 2009.1 But economists measure recessions by changes in gross domestic product growth, while people judge the economy by job creation, and by that standard the turnaround did not come till the first quarter of [...]

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Justice And The American Metropolis

Justice And The American Metropolis Justice and the American Metropolis provides a timely exploration of ways of making injustice in our urban areas more visible, and putting justice more squarely in the forefront of deliberations on urban policy and practice in this country. The contributions of the book are theoretical and conceptual, rather than empirical. [...]

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Just Growth Ch 1

Just Growth Ch 1 The financial crisis of 2008–2009 and the lingering Great Recession that resulted have raised some profound questions about the nature of our economic system. Some have suggested that the meltdown was an inevitable consequence of dereg- ulation and have called for firmer control over the creation and implementation of new financial [...]

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Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal On The Price Of Food

Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal On The Price Of Food The stark racial disparities that characterize Greater Pittsburgh’s labor market weaken the regional economy and levy—much like an onerous tax—high costs on the entire community. Building an urban economy in which everyone participates and prospers is not merely a matter of altruism or social justice, but [...]

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Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal On The Price Of Food

Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal On The Price Of Food Opponents of raising the federal minimum wage often argue that, while the increase in wages may benefit low-wage work- ers, it will also increase the cost of food and other basic goods, thus hurting the very people the minimum wage increase is intended to help. In [...]

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