A Sociology of Globalization / Edition 1

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Overview

This groundbreaking study focuses on the importance of place, scale, and nation to the study of globalization.
Sassen identifies two sets of processes that make up globalization: the first and more commonly studied set of processes is global institutions, from the World Trade Organization to the War Crime Tribunals; the second and less frequently explored set of processes occur at the national and local level, including state monetary policy, small-scale activism that has an explicit or implicit global agenda, and local politics. Emphasizing the interplay between global and local phenomena, Sassen insightfully examines new forms and conditions such as global cities, transnational communities, and commodity chains. This unique approach to globalization offers new interpretive and analytic tools to understand the complexity of global interdependence. Sociology of Globalization is part of the Contemporary Societies series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393927269
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/19/2006
  • Series: Contemporary Societies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 283,794
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Saskia Sassen is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and include Denationalization: Territory, Authority and Right, Global Networks/Linked Cities, Guests and Aliens, and The Global City: New York / London / Tokyo. She has also served as co-director of the Economy Section of the Global Chicago Project, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Data Sets, a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and Chair of the newly formed Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security Committee of the SSRC.

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     3
Elements of a Sociology of Globalization     11
The State Confronts the Global Economy and Digital Networks     45
The Global City: Recovering Place and Social Practices     97
The Making of International Migrations     129
Emergent Global Classes     164
Local Actors in Global Politics     190
Emergent Global Formations and Research Agendas     213
Notes     241
References     261
Index     297
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