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Global Networks, Linked Cities / Edition 1

Global Networks, Linked Cities / Edition 1

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415931632
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/29/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About 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).

Table of Contents

Introduction. Locating Cities on Global Circuits1
Part IThe Urban Architecture of Global Networks
1.The Architecture of Global Networking Technologies39
2.Communication Grids: Cities and Infrastructure71
3.Firms and Their Global Service Networks93
4.Hierarchies of Dominance among World Cities: A Network Approach117
Part IICross-Border Regions
5.Mexico: The Making of a Global City145
6.The Hormuz Corridor: Building a Cross-Border Region between Iran and the United Arab Emirates183
7.Sao Paulo: Articulating a Cross-Border Region209
8.Beirut: Building Regional Circuits237
Part IIINetwork Nodes
9.Hong Kong: Global Capital Exchange249
10.Shanghai: Reconnecting to the Global Economy273
11.Buenos Aires: Sociospatial Impacts of the Development of Global City Functions309
12.Local Networks: Digital City Amsterdam327
Notes on the Contributors347

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