Global Networks, Linked Cities / Edition 1

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Contributors extend Saskia Sassen's global cities thesis to consider the information architecture binding global cities together in dense networks. They look at global cities in the South, including Shanghai, Mexico City, Beirut, and Buenos Aires, which are becoming key nodes in the emerging global urban system. Discussion encompasses firms and their global service networks, global capital exchange, and sociospatial impacts of the development of global city functions. Sassen teaches sociology at the University of Chicago. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415931632
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/29/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, is a leading expert on cities and globalizaiton. She has published numerous books, including The Global City (1991, 2000) Cities in a World Economy (1994), Globalization and its Discontents (1998), Losing Control? (1996), Guests and Aliens (1999), and The Mobility of Labor and Capital (1988).

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Locating Cities on Global Circuits 1
Pt. I The Urban Architecture of Global Networks
1 The Architecture of Global Networking Technologies 39
2 Communication Grids: Cities and Infrastructure 71
3 Firms and Their Global Service Networks 93
4 Hierarchies of Dominance among World Cities: A Network Approach 117
Pt. II Cross-Border Regions
5 Mexico: The Making of a Global City 145
6 The Hormuz Corridor: Building a Cross-Border Region between Iran and the United Arab Emirates 183
7 Sao Paulo: Articulating a Cross-Border Region 209
8 Beirut: Building Regional Circuits 237
Pt. III Network Nodes
9 Hong Kong: Global Capital Exchange 249
10 Shanghai: Reconnecting to the Global Economy 273
11 Buenos Aires: Sociospatial Impacts of the Development of Global City Functions 309
12 Local Networks: Digital City Amsterdam 327
Notes on the Contributors 347
Index 351
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