Cities in a World Economy examines the emergence of global cities as a new social formation. As sites of rapid and widespread developments in the areas of finance, information and people, global cities lie at the core of the major processes of globalization. The book features a cross-disciplinary approach to urban sociology using global examples, and discusses the impact of global processes on the social structure of cities. The Fifth Edition reflects the most current data available and explores recent debates such as the role of cities in mitigating environmental problems, the global refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.

The New Urban Economy : The Intersection of Global Processes and Place

The New Urban Economy : The Intersection of Global Processes and Place

The New Urban Economy: The Intersection of Global Processes and Place

In the 1970s, only two decades before the first edition of this book was published, many of our great cities worldwide were in physical decay. They were losing people, firms, their key roles in the national economy, and a share of national wealth. New York and Tokyo were officially bankrupt; London was informally bankrupt. As we move into the twenty-first century, a rapidly growing number of cities have reemerged as strategic places for a wide range of activities and dynamics. Underlying all the other dimensions has been the critical new economic role of cities in national economies and in an increasingly globalized ...

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