Cities in a World Economy

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-31
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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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 Editionp. ix
Preface to the Third Editionp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Preface to the First Editionp. xv
List of Exhibitsp. xvii
Place and Production in the Global Economyp. 1
The Urban Impact of Economic Globalizationp. 15
The Global Economy Todayp. 17
Strategic Placesp. 32
Conclusion: After the Pax Americanap. 42
Notesp. 43
Appendixp. 44
National and Transnational Urban Systemsp. 58
Global Patterns of Urbanizationp. 59
Urbanization in Africa Todayp. 65
Urbanization in Asia Todayp. 66
Impacts on Primate Systems: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbeanp. 67
Impacts on Balanced Urban Systems: The Case of Europep. 70
Transnational Urban Systemsp. 78
Global Cities and Immigrationp. 84
Global Cities and Diasporic Networksp. 86
A Politics of Places on Global Circuitsp. 89
Conclusion: Urban Growth and Its Multiple Meaningsp. 91
Notesp. 93
Appendixp. 95
The New Urban Economy: The Intersection of Global Processes and Placep. 109
From the Keynesian City to the Global Cityp. 110
The Multiple Circuits of the Global Economyp. 111
The Specialized Differences of Cities Matter: There Is No Perfect Global Cityp. 114
The Global City as a Postindustrial Production Sitep. 127
The Formation of a New Production Complexp. 137
Corporate Headquarters and Citiesp. 140
An Emerging Global Labor Marketp. 143
Growing Segmentation in the Global Labor Marketp. 147
Conclusion: Cities as Postindustrial Production Sitesp. 155
Notesp. 156
Appendixp. 157
Issues and Case Studies in the New Urban Economyp. 179
The Development of Global City Functions: The Case of Miamip. 181
The Growing Density and Specialization of Functions in Financial Districts: Torontop. 189
The Concentration of Functions and Geographic Scale: Sydneyp. 193
Competition or Specialized Differences: The Financial Centers of Hong Kong and Shanghaip. 198
Making New Global Circuits in Energy and Finance: The Gulf Statesp. 201
An Old Imperial City in Today's New East-West Geopolitics: Istanbulp. 202
Globalization and Concentration: The Case of Leading Financial Centersp. 212
Why Do Financial Centers Still Exist in the Global Digital Era?p. 216
In the Digital Era: More Concentration than Dispersalp. 219
The Space Economy of Centralityp. 228
Towards Novel Spatial Formats: Global Cities and Megaregionsp. 231
Notesp. 235
Appendixp. 236
The New Inequalities Within Citiesp. 241
Transformations in the Organization of the Labor Processp. 242
The Informal Economyp. 258
The Earnings Distribution in a Service-dominated Economyp. 259
The Restructuring of Urban Consumptionp. 268
Conclusion: A Widening Gapp. 270
Notesp. 272
Global Cities and Global Survival Circuitsp. 273
Women in the Global Economyp. 274
Localizing the Globalp. 276
The Other Workers in the Advanced Corporate Economyp. 279
Producing a Global Supply of the New Caretakers: The Feminization of Survivalp. 282
Alternative Survival Circuitsp. 286
Conclusionp. 291
Notesp. 293
Appendixp. 295
The Urbanizing of Global Governance Challengesp. 297
Cities as Frontier Spaces for Global Governancep. 298
Bridging the Ecologies of Cities and of the Biospherep. 299
When Finance Hits Urban Spacep. 308
When Pursuing National Security Is the Making of Urban Insecurityp. 318
Notesp. 321
A New Geography of Centers and Marginsp. 323
Summary and Implicationsp. 323
References and Suggested Readingp. 330
Indexp. 380
About the Authorp. 399
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