World Cities in a World-System / Edition 1by Paul L. Knox
Pub. Date: 06/28/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The dominating influence of a relatively small number of cities has characterized the shift to a more global economy during the 1970s and 1980s. Eighteen original essays accordingly examine the nature, demands and relationships of world cities such as New York, Tokyo and London.
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Table of ContentsPreface; Part I. Introduction: World City, Hypothesis and Context: 1. World cities in a world-system Paul L. Knox; 2. Where we stand: a decade of world city research John Friedmann; 3. World cities and territorial states: the rise and fall of their mutuality Peter J. Taylor; 4. On concentration and centrality in the global city Saskia Sassen; Part II. Cities in Systems: 5. Cities in global matrices: toward mapping the world-system's city system David A. Smith and Michael Timberlake; 6. World cities, multinational corporations, and urban hierarchy: the case of the United States Donald Lyons and Scott Salmon; 7. Transport and the world city paradigm David J. Keeling; 8. The world city hypothesis: reflections from the periphery David Salmon; 9. Global logics in the Caribbean city system: the case of Miami Ramón Grosfoguel; 10. Comparing Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles: testing some world cities hypotheses Janet Lippman Abu-Lughod; 11. 'Going global' in the semi-periphery: world cities as political projects: the case of Toronto Graham Todd; Part III. Politics and Policy in World Cities: Theory and Practice: 12. Re-presenting world cities: cultural theory/social practice Anthony D. King; 13. Theorizing the global-local connection Robert A. Beauregard; 14. The disappearance of world cities and the globalization of local politics Michael Peter Smith; 15. World cities and global communities: the municipal foreign policy movement and new roles for cities Andrew Kirby and Sallie Marston, with Kenneth Seasholes; 16. The environmental problematic in world cities Roger Keil; 17. The successful management and administration of world cities: mission impossible? Peter M. Ward; Appendix: the world city hypothesis John Friedmann; Index.
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