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The Fourth Edition of Cities in a World Economy shows how certain characteristics of flows of money, information, and people have led to the emergence of a new social formation: global cities. These developments give new meaning to such fixtures of urban sociology as the centrality of place and the importance of geography in our social world.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Fourth Edition||p. ix|
|Preface to the Third Edition||p. xi|
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. xiii|
|Preface to the First Edition||p. xv|
|List of Exhibits||p. xvii|
|Place and Production in the Global Economy||p. 1|
|The Urban Impact of Economic Globalization||p. 15|
|The Global Economy Today||p. 17|
|Strategic Places||p. 32|
|Conclusion: After the Pax Americana||p. 42|
|National and Transnational Urban Systems||p. 58|
|Global Patterns of Urbanization||p. 59|
|Urbanization in Africa Today||p. 65|
|Urbanization in Asia Today||p. 66|
|Impacts on Primate Systems: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean||p. 67|
|Impacts on Balanced Urban Systems: The Case of Europe||p. 70|
|Transnational Urban Systems||p. 78|
|Global Cities and Immigration||p. 84|
|Global Cities and Diasporic Networks||p. 86|
|A Politics of Places on Global Circuits||p. 89|
|Conclusion: Urban Growth and Its Multiple Meanings||p. 91|
|The New Urban Economy: The Intersection of Global Processes and Place||p. 109|
|From the Keynesian City to the Global City||p. 110|
|The Multiple Circuits of the Global Economy||p. 111|
|The Specialized Differences of Cities Matter: There Is No Perfect Global City||p. 114|
|The Global City as a Postindustrial Production Site||p. 127|
|The Formation of a New Production Complex||p. 137|
|Corporate Headquarters and Cities||p. 140|
|An Emerging Global Labor Market||p. 143|
|Growing Segmentation in the Global Labor Market||p. 147|
|Conclusion: Cities as Postindustrial Production Sites||p. 155|
|Issues and Case Studies in the New Urban Economy||p. 179|
|The Development of Global City Functions: The Case of Miami||p. 181|
|The Growing Density and Specialization of Functions in Financial Districts: Toronto||p. 189|
|The Concentration of Functions and Geographic Scale: Sydney||p. 193|
|Competition or Specialized Differences: The Financial Centers of Hong Kong and Shanghai||p. 198|
|Making New Global Circuits in Energy and Finance: The Gulf States||p. 201|
|An Old Imperial City in Today's New East-West Geopolitics: Istanbul||p. 202|
|Globalization and Concentration: The Case of Leading Financial Centers||p. 212|
|Why Do Financial Centers Still Exist in the Global Digital Era?||p. 216|
|In the Digital Era: More Concentration than Dispersal||p. 219|
|The Space Economy of Centrality||p. 228|
|Towards Novel Spatial Formats: Global Cities and Megaregions||p. 231|
|The New Inequalities Within Cities||p. 241|
|Transformations in the Organization of the Labor Process||p. 242|
|The Informal Economy||p. 258|
|The Earnings Distribution in a Service-dominated Economy||p. 259|
|The Restructuring of Urban Consumption||p. 268|
|Conclusion: A Widening Gap||p. 270|
|Global Cities and Global Survival Circuits||p. 273|
|Women in the Global Economy||p. 274|
|Localizing the Global||p. 276|
|The Other Workers in the Advanced Corporate Economy||p. 279|
|Producing a Global Supply of the New Caretakers: The Feminization of Survival||p. 282|
|Alternative Survival Circuits||p. 286|
|The Urbanizing of Global Governance Challenges||p. 297|
|Cities as Frontier Spaces for Global Governance||p. 298|
|Bridging the Ecologies of Cities and of the Biosphere||p. 299|
|When Finance Hits Urban Space||p. 308|
|When Pursuing National Security Is the Making of Urban Insecurity||p. 318|
|A New Geography of Centers and Margins||p. 323|
|Summary and Implications||p. 323|
|References and Suggested Reading||p. 330|
|About the Author||p. 399|
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