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Varieties of Capital Cities

The Competitiveness Challenge for Secondary Capitals

David Kaufmann

The political and symbolic centrality of capital cities has been challenged by increasing economic globalization. This is especially true of secondary capital cities; capital cities which, while being the seat of national political power, are not the primary economic city of their nation state. David Kaufmann examines the unique challenges that these cities face entering globalised, inter-urban competition while not possessing a competitive political economy.
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Chapter 3: The cases under scrutiny

David Kaufmann

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This brief chapter justifies the selection of Bern, Ottawa, The Hague, and Washington, DC from the population of Secondary Capital Cities in OECD countries based on a ‘most similar systems’ design. The chapter shows that the configurations in the two main explanatory factors – Regional Innovation System and Multilevel Governance setting – vary, whereas potential influential control factors are largely stable.

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