Murray D. Rice
Relocating Global Cities: From the Center to the Marginsby Mark M. Amen
Drawing on eight case studies from key cities on the periphery of global cities literature, Relocating Global Cities argues that all cities are globalizing in important ways. Case studies of Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Manila, Tampa, Sydney, Brussels, and Caracas provide the basis for an alternative theoretical approach to global city formation. Reconciling a market-based understanding and an agency-based understanding of global cities, this book proposes that globalization and cities are mutually constituted by the global political economy engaging with transnational and local agents.
This volume proposes an alternate theoretical approach to the literature of globalization while remaining grounded in concrete discussions of key cities. Its expert contributors reconcile the conflicting ways in which two dominant paradigms, one emphasizing market forces and the other the unique actions of individuals and groups, embody our understanding of global cities. This book will be of interest to students and researchers alike and is a perfect complement to texts in urban studies and globalization.
Murray D. Rice
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Meet the Author
M. Mark Amen is academic director for the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida and has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Government and International Affairs since 1982. Kevin Archer is associate professor and chair of the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida. M. Martin Bosman is assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida.
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