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Global networks, linked cities

Author: Saskia Sassen
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
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In her pioneering book The Global City, Saskia Sassen argued that certain cities in the post-industrial world have become central nodes in the new service economy, strategic sites for the acceleration of capital and information flows as well as spaces of increasing socio-economic polarization. One effect has been that such cities have gained in importance and power relative to nation-states. In this new collection  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saskia Sassen
ISBN: 0415931622 9780415931625 0415931630 9780415931632
OCLC Number: 47243922
Description: vii, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Locating cities on global circuits / Saskia Sassen --
Part I: The urban architecture of global networks --
Architecture of global networking technologies / D. Linda García --
Communication grids: cities and infrastructure / Stephen Graham --
Firms and their global service networks / Peter J. Taylor, D.R.F. Walker, J.V. Beaverstock --
Hierarchies of dominance among world cities: a network approach / David Smith, Michael Timberlake --
Part II: Cross-border regions --
Mexico: the making of a global city / Christof Parnreiter --
Hormuz corridor: building a cross-border region between Iran and the United Arab Emirates / Ali Parsa, Ramin Keivani --
São Paulo: articulating a cross-border region / Sueli Ramos Schiffer --
Beirut: building regional circuits / Eric Huybrechts --
Part III: Network nodes --
Hong Kong: global capital exchange / David R. Meyer --
Shanghai: reconnecting to the global economy / Felicity Rose Gu, Zilai Tang --
Buenos Aires: sociospacial impacts of the development of global city functions / Pablo Ciccolella, Iliana Mignaqui --
Local networks: digital city Amsterdam / Patrice Riemens, Geert Lovink.
Responsibility: edited by Saskia Sassen.
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