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Cities in a World Economy

Fifth Edition


June 2018 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
 
1. Place and Production in the Global Economy
 
2. The Urban Impact of Economic Globalization
The Global Economy Today  
Strategic Places  
Conclusion: After the Pax Americana  
 
3. 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 Diasporic Networks  
A Politics of Places on Global Circuits  
Conclusion: Urban Growth and Its Multiple Meanings  
 
4. 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  
 
5. 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 New 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  
 
6. 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  
 
7. 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  
 
8. The Urbanizing of Global Governance Challenges
Cities as Frontier Spaces for Global Governance  
Bridging the Ecologies of Cities and of the Biosphere  
When Finance Hits Urban Space  
When Pursuing National Security Is the Making of Urban Insecurity  
 
9. A New Geography of Centers and Margins
Summary and Implications  
The Informal Economy  
The Earnings Distribution in a Service-dominated Economy  
The Restructuring of Urban Consumption  
Conclusion: A Widening Gap  
 
7. 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  
 
8. The Urbanizing of Global Governance Challenges
Cities as Frontier Spaces for Global Governance  
Bridging the Ecologies of Cities and of the Biosphere  
When Finance Hits Urban Space  
When Pursuing National Security Is the Making of Urban Insecurity  
 
9. A New Geography of Centers and Margins
Summary and Implications  

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ISBN: 9781506362618