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The global city : New York, London, Tokyo

Author: Saskia Sassen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This classic work chronicles how New York, London, and Tokyo became command centers for the global economy and in the process underwent a series of massive and parallel changes. What distinguishes Sassen's theoretical framework is the emphasis on the formation of cross-border dynamics through which these cities and the growing number of other global cities begin to form strategic transnational networks. All the core  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saskia Sassen
ISBN: 0691070636 9780691070636
OCLC Number: 45799502
Notes: Reissue of the edition published in 1991.
Awards: Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 1992 (United States)
Description: xxvi, 447 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: One Overview --
PART ONE: THE GEOGRAPHY AND COMPOSITION OF GLOBALIZATION --
Two Dispersal and New Forms of Centralization--
Mobility and Agglomeration --
Capital Mobility and Labor Market Formation --
Conclusion --
Three New Patterns in Foreign Direct Investment --
Major Patterns--
International Transactions in Services--
Conclusion --
Four Internationalization and Expansion of the Financial Industry --
Conditions and Components of Growth --
The Global Capital Market Today --
Financial Crises --
Conclusion --
PART TWO: THE ECONOMIC ORDER OF THE GLOBAL CITY --
Five The Producer Services --
The Category Services --
The Spatial Organization of Finance --
New Forms of Centrality --
Conclusion --
Six Global Cities: Postindustrial Production Sites --
Location of Producer Services: Nation, Region, and City --
New Elements in the Urban Hierarchy --
Conclusion --
Seven Elements of a Global Urban System: Networks and Hierarchies --
Towards Networked Systems --
Expansion and Concentration --
Leading Currencies in International Transactions --
The International Property Market --
Conclusion --
PART THREE: THE SOCIAL ORDER OF THE GLOBAL CITY --
Eight Employment and Earnings --
Three Cities, One Tale? --
Earnings --
Conclusion --
Nine Economic Restructuring as Class and Spatial Polarization --
Overall Effects of Leading Industries --
Social Geography --
Consumption --
Casual and Informal Labor Markets --
Race and Nationality in the Labor Market --
IN CONCLUSION --
Ten A New Urban Regime? --
Epilogue --
The Global City Model --
The Financial Order --
The Producer Services --
Social and spatial polarization.
Responsibility: Saskia Sassen.
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