Global Cities Reader

ISBN-10: 0415323452
ISBN-13: 9780415323451
Edition: 2004
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Description: Exploring the interrelationships between cities and globalisation, this title uses case studies from metropolitan areas across the world to demonstrate the political and cultural factors that are causing global city formation.

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List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 438
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Exploring the interrelationships between cities and globalisation, this title uses case studies from metropolitan areas across the world to demonstrate the political and cultural factors that are causing global city formation.

List of plates
List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Editors' introduction: global city theory in retrospect and prospect
Global City Formation: Emergence of a Concept and Research Agenda
Introduction to Part One
Prologue: "The Metropolitan Explosion"
"Divisions of Space and Time in Europe"
"Urban Specialization in the World System: An Investigation of Historical Cases"
"Global City Formation in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles: An Historical Perspective"
"The New International Division of Labor, Multinational Corporations and Urban Hierarchy"
"World City Formation: An Agenda for Research and Action"
"The World City Hypothesis"
Structures, Dynamics and Geographies of Global City Formation
Introduction to Part Two
Prologue: "100-mile Cities"
"Cities and Communities in the Global Economy"
"Locating Cities on Global Circuits"
"World-city Network: A New Metageography?"
"Global Cities and Global Classes: The Peripheralization of Labor in New York City"
"Inequality in Global City-regions"
"Global Grids of Glass: On Global Cities, Telecommunications and Planetary Urban Networks"
Local Pathways of Global City Formation: Classic and Contemporary Case Studies
Introduction to Part Three
Prologue: "Cities, the Informational Society and the Global Economy"
"The City as a Landscape of Power: London and New York as Global Financial Capitals"
"The Urban Restructuring Process in Tokyo in the 1980s: Transforming Tokyo into a World City"
"Detroit and Houston: Two Cities in Global Perspective"
"Global City Zurich: Paradigms of Urban Development"
"Global Cities and Developmental States: New York, Tokyo and Seoul"
"The Stimulus of a Little Confusion: A Contemporary Comparison of Amsterdam and Los Angeles"
Globalization, Urbanization and Uneven Development: Perspectives on Global City Formation in/from the Global South
Introduction to Part Four
Prologue: "A Global Agora vs. Gated City-regions"
"Building, Architecture, and the New International Division of Labor"
"The World City Hypothesis: Reflections from the Periphery"
"'Fourth World' Cities in the Global Economy: The Case of Phnom Penh, Cambodia"
"Global and World Cities: A View from off the Map"
"Globalization and the Corporate Geography of Cities in the Less-developed World"
"Sao Paulo: Outsourcing and Downgrading of Labor in a Globalizing City"
Contested Cities: State Restructuring, Local Politics and Civil Society
Introduction to Part Five
Prologue: "The Global City as World Order"
"Global Cities, 'Glocal' States: Global City Formation and State Territorial Restructuring in Contemporary Europe"
"World City Formation on the Asia-Pacific Rim: Poverty, 'Everyday' Forms of Civil Society and Environmental Management"
"'Global Cities' vs. 'global cities': Rethinking Contemporary Urbanism as Public Ecology"
"The Neglected Builder of Global Cities"
"The Globalization of Frankfurt am Main: Core, Periphery and Social Conflict"
"Urban Social Movements in an Era of Globalization"
Representation, Identity and Culture in Global Cities: Rethinking the Local and the Global
Introduction to Part Six
Prologue: "Towards Cosmopolis: A Postmodern Agenda"
"The Cultural Role of World Cities"
"World Cities: Global? Postcolonial? Postimperial? Or Just the Result of Happenstance? Some Cultural Comments"
"'Global Media Cities': Major Nodes of Globalizing Culture and Media Industries"
"Willing the Global City: Berlin's Cultural Strategies of Inter-urban Competition after 1989"
"Exploring Colombo: The Relevance of a Knowledge of New York"
"Culturing the World City: An Exhibition of the Global Present"
Emerging Issues in Global Cities Research: Refinements, Critiques and New Frontiers
Introduction to Part Seven
Prologue: "Whose City is it?"
"Space in the Globalizing City"
"Globalization and the Rise of City-regions"
"The Global Cities Discourse: A Return to the Master Narrative?"
"Immigration and the Global City Hypothesis: Towards an Alternative Research Agenda"
"Pathways to Global City Formation: A View from the Developmental City-state of Singapore"
"World City Topologies"
"The Urban Revolution"
Illustration credits
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Index

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