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Global city makers : economic actors and practices in the world city network

Author: Michael Hoyler; Christof Parnreiter; Allan Watson
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Series: New horizons in regional science.
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Global City Makers provides an in-depth account of the role of powerful economic actors in making and un-making global cities. Engaging critically and constructively with global urban studies from a relational economic geography perspective, the book outlines a renewed agenda for global cities research. This book conceptualizes global cities as places from where the world economy is managed and controlled, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hoyler; Christof Parnreiter; Allan Watson
ISBN: 178536894X 9781785368943
OCLC Number: 1029206016
Description: xii, 206 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Agency and practice in the making of global cities: towards a renewed research agenda / Michael Hoyler , Christof Parnreiter and Allan Watson --
Producer service firms as global city makers: the cases of Mexico City and Hamburg / Christof Parnreiter --
Commodity traders as agents of economic globalization / Wouter Jacobs.
Series Title: New horizons in regional science.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Hoyler (Geography and Environment, School of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK), Christof Parnreiter (Institute of Geography, Hamburg University, Germany), Allan Watson (Geography and Environment, School of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK).

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'Ultimately, the book contributes to the global city and world cities discourse by introducing a relational economic geography perspective and setting a renewed research agenda centred on key Read more...

 
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