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World Cities in a World-System

World Cities in a World-System

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Paul L. Knox, John Friedmann, Peter J. Taylor, Saskia Sassen, David A. Smith, Michael Timberlake, Donald Lyons, Scott Salmon, David J. Keeling, David Salmon, Ramón Grosfoguel, Janet Lippman Abu-Lughod, Graham Todd, Anthony D. King, Robert A. Beauregard, Michael Peter Smith, Andrew Kirby, Sallie Marston, Kenneth Seasholes, Roger Keil, Peter M. Ward.
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  • Date Published: August 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521484701

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  • The dominating influence of a relatively small number of cities has characterized the shift to a more global economy during the 1970s and 1980s. Eighteen original essays accordingly examine the nature, demands and relationships of world cities such as New York, Tokyo and London.

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    "The accessibility of the text and the compactness of the chapters make it a useful and lively textbook for graduate students in urban studies and planning as well as in courses that focus on the global dimensions of geography, political economy and sociology....World Cities in a World System makes available an important set of readings for planners and students of planning who are interested in the future shape of the public sector and the public's participation in setting urban agendas." Gerald Sussman, JAPA Journal

    "This highly recommended book offers a challenging research agenda to those interested in overcoming these boundaries and advancing this important debate." Susan Clarke, American Political Science Review

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    • Date Published: August 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521484701
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Introduction: World City, Hypothesis and Context:
    1. World cities in a world-system Paul L. Knox
    2. Where we stand: a decade of world city research John Friedmann
    3. World cities and territorial states: the rise and fall of their mutuality Peter J. Taylor
    4. On concentration and centrality in the global city Saskia Sassen
    Part II. Cities in Systems:
    5. Cities in global matrices: toward mapping the world-system's city system David A. Smith and Michael Timberlake
    6. World cities, multinational corporations, and urban hierarchy: the case of the United States Donald Lyons and Scott Salmon
    7. Transport and the world city paradigm David J. Keeling
    8. The world city hypothesis: reflections from the periphery David Salmon
    9. Global logics in the Caribbean city system: the case of Miami Ramón Grosfoguel
    10. Comparing Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles: testing some world cities hypotheses Janet Lippman Abu-Lughod
    11. 'Going global' in the semi-periphery: world cities as political projects: the case of Toronto Graham Todd
    Part III. Politics and Policy in World Cities: Theory and Practice:
    12. Re-presenting world cities: cultural theory/social practice Anthony D. King
    13. Theorizing the global-local connection Robert A. Beauregard
    14. The disappearance of world cities and the globalization of local politics Michael Peter Smith
    15. World cities and global communities: the municipal foreign policy movement and new roles for cities Andrew Kirby and Sallie Marston, with Kenneth Seasholes
    16. The environmental problematic in world cities Roger Keil
    17. The successful management and administration of world cities: mission impossible? Peter M. Ward
    Appendix: the world city hypothesis John Friedmann
    Index.

  • Editors

    Paul L. Knox

    Peter J. Taylor

    Contributors

    Paul L. Knox, John Friedmann, Peter J. Taylor, Saskia Sassen, David A. Smith, Michael Timberlake, Donald Lyons, Scott Salmon, David J. Keeling, David Salmon, Ramón Grosfoguel, Janet Lippman Abu-Lughod, Graham Todd, Anthony D. King, Robert A. Beauregard, Michael Peter Smith, Andrew Kirby, Sallie Marston, Kenneth Seasholes, Roger Keil, Peter M. Ward.

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