Global City New York, London, Tokyo

ISBN-10: 0691070636
ISBN-13: 9780691070636
Edition: 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Saskia Sassen
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Description: This work chronicles how New York, London, and Tokyo became command centres for the global economy and in the process underwent a series of massive and parallel changes.

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

This work chronicles how New York, London, and Tokyo became command centres for the global economy and in the process underwent a series of massive and parallel changes.

Areas of Research Computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the Internet; information exchange via CMC; online communities; e-learning; social network analysis; collaboration; social informatics; community informaticsSaskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). She is the author of Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (WWNorton 2007), the edited Deciphering the Globa: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (Routledge 2007), and The Global City. Her books have been translated into 22 languages. She is the editor of the volume on urban sustainability in the new 14-volume Encyclopedia of Life-Systems being (Oxford: EOLSS (2006), for which she coordinated a network of researchers and activists in thirty countries.

List of Tables
Preface to the New Edition
Acknowledgments
Overview
The Geography and Composition of Globalization
Dispersal and New Forms of Centralization
Mobility and Agglomeration
Capital Mobility and Labor Market Formation
Conclusion
New Patterns in Foreign Direct Investment
Major Patterns
International Transactions in Services
Conclusion
Internationalization and Expansion of the Financial Industry
Conditions and Components of Growth
The Global Capital Market Today
Financial Crises
Conclusion
The Economic Order of the Global City
The Producer Services
The Category Services
The Spatial Organization of Finance
New Forms of Centrality
Conclusion
Global Cities: Postindustrial Production Sites
Location of Producer Services: Nation, Region, and City
New Elements in the Urban Hierarchy
Conclusion
Elements of a Global Urban System: Networks and Hierarchies
Towards Networked Systems
Expansion and Concentration
Leading Currencies in International Transactions
The International Property Market
Conclusion
The Social Order of the Global City
Employment and Earnings
Three Cities, One Tale?
Earnings
Conclusion
Economic Restructuring as Class and Spatial Polarization
Overall Effects of Leading Industries
Social Geography
Consumption
Casual and Informal Labor Markets
Race and Nationality in the Labor Market
Conclusion
In Conclusion
A New Urban Regime?
Epilogue
The Global City Model
The Financial Order
The Producer Services
Social and Spatial Polarization
Appendices
Classification of Producer Services by U.S., Japanese, and British SIC
Definitions of Urban Units: Tokyo, London, New York
Population of Selected Prefectures and Major Prefectural Cities
Tokyo's Land Market
Bibliography
Index

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