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Cities in a world economy

'Cities in a World Economy' examines global economic restructuring and its impact on the social structures of cities. It considers the extent to which the developments of the 1990s have reinforced the patterns and shows the growth of inequality
Print Book, English, ©2012
SAGE/Pine Forge Press, Los Angeles [i.e. Thousand Oaks, Calif.], ©2012
Cross-cultural studies
xxii, 399 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
9781412988032, 1412988039
Place and production in the global economy
The urban impact of economic globalization : The global economy today ; Strategic places ; Conclusion: After the Pax Americana
National and transnational urban systems : Global patterns of urbanization ; Urbanization in Africa today ; Urbanization in Asia today ; Impacts on primate systems: the case of Latin America and the Caribbean ; Impacts on balanced urban systems: the case of Europe ; Transnational urban systems ; Global cities and immigration ; Global cities and diaspora networks ; A politics of places on global circuits ; Conclusion: Urban growth and its multiple meanings
The new urban economy: the intersection of global processes and place : From the Keynesian city to the global city ; The multiple circuits of the global economy ; The specialized differences of cities matter: there is no perfect global city ; The global city as a postindustrial production site ; The formation of a new production complex ; Corporate headquarters and cities ; An emerging global labor market ; Growing segmentation in the global labor market ; Conclusion: Cities as postindustrial production sites
Issues and case studies in the new urban economy : The development of global city functions: the case of Miami ; The growing density and specialization of functions in financial districts: Toronto ; The concentration of functions and geographic scale: Sydney ; Competition or specialized differences: the financial centers of Hong Kong and Shanghai ; Making new global circuits in energy and finance: the Gulf States ; An old imperial city in today's east-west geopolitics: Istanbul ; Globalization and concentration: the case of leading financial centers ; Why do financial centers still exist in the global digital era? ; In the digital era: more concentration than dispersal ; The space economy of centrality ; Towards novel spatial formats: global cities and megaregions
The new inequalities within cities : Transformations in the organization of the labor process ; The informal economy ; The earnings distribution in a service-dominated economy ; The restructuring of urban consumption ; Conclusion: A widening gap
Global cities and global survival circuits : Women in the global economy ; Localizing the global ; The other workers in the advanced corporate economy ; Producing a global supply of the new caretakers: the feminization of survival ; Alternative survival circuits
The urbanizing of global governance challenges : Cities as frontier spaces for global governance ; Bridging the ecologies of cities and of the biosphere ; When finance has urban space ; When pursuing national security is the making of urban insecurity
A new geography of centers and margins : Summary and implications