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Placing the discipline in vivid historical and contemporary context, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a timely, essential work for graduates, researchers and academics in economic geography.

Globalization and the City
Globalization and the city
Introduction

Cities are civilization. (LeGates, 2003: 18)

Cities are central to neoliberal globalization. (Massey, 2007: 9)

The city is the central tenet and motor of world capitalist development. Today about three billion people are city-dwellers, of which one in three live in slums or conditions of homelessness (UN-Habitat, 2006). By 2030, ...

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