Globalization and Its Discontents

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-06-01
  • Publisher: New Pr

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Is globalization killing off the nation state? Columbia University Professor of Urban Planning Saskia Sassen elucidates the opaque dealings that both weaken and strengthen the national idea. What emerges from Sassen's review is a portrait of a radical global concentration of resources and might--with a diminishment of accountability.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Whose City Is It? Globalization and the Formation of New Claims
The De Facto Transnationalizing of Immigration Policyp. 5
America's Immigration "Problem"p. 31
Economic Internationalization: The New Migration in Japan and the United Statesp. 55
Toward a Feminist Analytics of the Global Economyp. 81
Notes on the Incorporation of Third World Women into Wage Labor Through Immigration and Offshore Productionp. 111
Service Employment Regimes and the New Inequalityp. 137
The Informal Economy: Between New Developments and Old Regulationsp. 153
Electronic Space and Powerp. 177
The State and the Global City: Notes Toward a Conception of Place-Centered Governancep. 195
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 243
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