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Capitalist City - Michael Peter Smith

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1997
ISBN: 9780631151821
Number Of Pages: 400

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The world of modern capitalism is a global network both of corporations and of cities - 'world command cities' such as New York, London and Tokyo; 'specialized command cities' which concentrate on particular industries, such as Detroit; 'state command cities' such as Washington and Brasilia; and so on. These cities, linked by an organizational web of transnational corporations, are the pins holding the capitalist world economy together in the new international division of labour.

In The Capitalist City a group of eminent scholars analyzes the intricate relationships among cities, state policies and urban politics at a time of economic restructuring at global, national and local levels to provide an original and timely contribution to one of the most important areas of political and social science.

Cities and the New International Division of Labor: An Overviewp. 3
Theoretical Perspectives: The Global Economy, the State and the City
World-System Theory and the Study of Comparative Urbanizationp. 37
Cities and the International Division of Laborp. 66
Urban Theory Reconsidered: Production, Reproduction and Collective Actionp. 87
Economic Restructuring in Cities: A Global Perspective
The Politics of Dependency in Deindustrializing America: The Case of Buffalo, New Yorkp. 113
Growth and Informalization at the Core: A Preliminary Report on New York Cityp. 138
Detroit and Houston: Two Cities in Global Perspectivep. 155
Economic Restructuring and the Internationalization of the Los Angeles Regionp. 178
Lima and the New International Division of Laborp. 199
State Responses to Global Restructuring
The State, Capital and Urban Change in Britainp. 215
Plant Closures in Socialist Francep. 237
Urbanization, the Informal Economy and State Policy in Latin Americap. 252
Local Responses to Global Restructuring: Community, Household and Urban Politics
Community and Corporations in the Restructuring of Industryp. 275
Urban Survival Strategies, Family Structure and Informal Practicesp. 297
Local Mobilization and Economic Discontentp. 323
Restructuring and Popular Opposition in West German Citiesp. 343
Urban Protest and the Global Political Economy: The IMF Riotsp. 364
List of Contributorsp. 387
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9780631151821
ISBN-10: 0631151826
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 31st October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.78  x 3.16
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1