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Tim Bunnell

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Chapter 2: Locating Transnational Urban Connections Beyond World City Networks

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Locating Transnational Urban Connections Beyond World City Networks
Locating Transnational Urban Connections Beyond World City Networks
Tim Bunnell

The current visibility of the transdisciplinary field of urban studies owes much to processes of globalization and associated ways of seeing the world. It is no coincidence that from the last decades of the twentieth century, a world increasingly seen in globalizing and transnational terms has also been one in which cities have risen to prominence in social science research. If globalization has drawn attention to border-crossing transnational processes in general, cities and city-regions (Scott et al., 2001) are among the preferred ‘subnational’ territorializations of globalization, particularly for geographers. In large part this is because cities – or, more precisely, certain cities – are understood to have assumed ...

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