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The concept of the global city typically refers to those cities that function as command and control sites in coordinating transnational finance, production, and information processes integral to the global economy. As an object of analysis, the global city highlights the importance of spatial analysis and the local for the study of globalization and destabilizes the primacy given to the nation-state's role in governance over global processes. Yet, this paradigm has been criticized for its overly economic and reductive approach to the study of cities and the urban and its tendency to generalize the global city as an urban form based on advanced capitalist cities in the North. As a result, alternative theorizing about the global city is emerging based on “other cities” of the ...

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