Posts tagged subnational politics

I’ve started trying to incorporate “metropolitan” politics into my intro to comparative (POL 102) courses. The FP Global Cities Index is a great resource. Glad to see there’s a new (updated) option.
From theatlantic:

What Is the World’s Most Economically Powerful City?

Cities matter.
Just the world’s top 100 metros generate roughly half of the globe’s total economic output, according to Martin Prosperity Institute estimates. The top twenty produce nearly 30 percent and the top ten accounts for more than a fifth of global economic production. More than 80 percent of U.S. economic output comes from its cities and metros areas, compared to roughly two-thirds in Europe. Even in China, which has urbanized much more recently and where many remain in rural areas, 78 percent of GDP comes from cities and metros, according to recent estimates from the McKinsey Global Institute.
But in contest for one metro to rule them all, New York takes the crown as the most economically powerful metropolitan, according to Richard Florida’s assessment of five recent comprehensive rankings of global cities.
Read more. [Images: Wikimedia] 

I’ve started trying to incorporate “metropolitan” politics into my intro to comparative (POL 102) courses. The FP Global Cities Index is a great resource. Glad to see there’s a new (updated) option.

From theatlantic:

What Is the World’s Most Economically Powerful City?

Cities matter.

Just the world’s top 100 metros generate roughly half of the globe’s total economic output, according to Martin Prosperity Institute estimates. The top twenty produce nearly 30 percent and the top ten accounts for more than a fifth of global economic production. More than 80 percent of U.S. economic output comes from its cities and metros areas, compared to roughly two-thirds in Europe. Even in China, which has urbanized much more recently and where many remain in rural areas, 78 percent of GDP comes from cities and metros, according to recent estimates from the McKinsey Global Institute.

But in contest for one metro to rule them all, New York takes the crown as the most economically powerful metropolitan, according to Richard Florida’s assessment of five recent comprehensive rankings of global cities.

Read more. [Images: Wikimedia] 

The Scottish Spring | openDemocracy

Scotland’s regionalist party won big in local British elections, gaining a huge majority in the regional assembly. Will Britain go the way of Spain towards greater devolution, ending in an unspoken federalism-by-another-name? Spain, for the record, is technically also a “reino unido” (and a unitary state), too.

AV referendum and election results: | The Guardian
Now that the royal wedding is over, we can get back to actual British politics. Like the referendum on whether or not to adopt AV & elections to the Welsh, Scottish, and Northern Ireland assemblies, as well as local council elections. As always, The Guardian has great coverage. Check out their “Live election results dashboard" for streaming updates as results come in.

AV referendum and election results: | The Guardian

Now that the royal wedding is over, we can get back to actual British politics. Like the referendum on whether or not to adopt AV & elections to the Welsh, Scottish, and Northern Ireland assemblies, as well as local council elections. As always, The Guardian has great coverage. Check out their “Live election results dashboard" for streaming updates as results come in.