World Cities in a World-System / Edition 1

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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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"The accessibility of the text and the compactness of the chapters make it a useful and lively textbook for graduate students in urban studies and planning as well as in courses that focus on the global dimensions of geography, political economy and sociology....World Cities in a World System makes available an important set of readings for planners and students of planning who are interested in the future shape of the public sector and the public's participation in setting urban agendas." Gerald Sussman, JAPA Journal

"This highly recommended book offers a challenging research agenda to those interested in overcoming these boundaries and advancing this important debate." Susan Clarke, American Political Science Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521484701
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 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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