Book reviewed in this article:

Behnken, I., M. du Bois‐Reymond and J. Zinnecker 1989: Stadtgeschichte als Kindheitsgeschichte: Lebensraüme von Groβstadtkindern in Deutschland und Holland um 1900.

Benton, L. 1990: Invisible factories: the informal economy and industrial development in Spain.

King, D. and J. Pierre (eds) 1990: Challenges to local government.

Pickvance, C. and E. Preteceille (eds) 1990: State restructuring and local power: a comparative perspective.

Lowe, P. and M. Bodiguel (eds) 1990: Rural studies in Britain and France.

Thornley, A. 1990: Urban planning under Thatcherism: the challenge of the market.