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Globalisation, Cities and Creative Spaces
Globalisation, cities and creative spaces

Globalisation became one of the key concepts of the 1990s and 2000s. From being a term that was rarely used prior to the 1990s, its influence had become such that it was argued that by the early 2000s ‘globalisation, in one form or another, is impacting on the levels of everyone on the planet … globalisation might justifiably claim to be the defining feature of human society at the start of the 21st century’ (Benyon and Dunkerley, 2000: 3); or, as Anthony Giddens put it, ‘globalisation is not incidental to our lives today. It is a shift in our very life circumstances. It is the way we now live’ (Giddens, 2003: 19). Although the term has ...

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