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The Global City : New York, London, Tokyo - Saskia Sassen

The Global City

New York, London, Tokyo

Paperback Published: 27th August 2001
ISBN: 9780691070636
Number Of Pages: 480

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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 data in this new edition have been updated, while the preface and epilogue discuss the relevant trends in globalization since the book originally came out in 1991.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1992 "This is brilliant stuff, both in its broadness of sociological scope and its voluminous collection of data from a vast number of sources in the three cities."--Scott Lash, The Times Higher Education Supplement "A very significant book indeed... A systematic detailed analysis of the three largest urban economies in the advanced world."--Peter Hall, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research "[A] high-powered and at times horrific book. Sassen shows how dangerously city life has been affected by the influx of employees of the multinational firms which move into major cities and virtually colonize them, riving even greater wedges between the rich and poor."--The Observer "A landmark study in the political economy of cities."--Anthony King, Newsline "The most detailed and sophisticated anatomy yet published of the functioning of the new producer services sector in the global economy."--Mark Levine, Urban Affairs Quarterly "The implications of Sassen's research ... are sobering."--Rudolf Klein, Times Literary Supplement "An exciting and persuasive work. It incorporates a herculean research effort."--Susan Fainstein, Journal of the American Planning Association "A multi-disciplinary tour de force that should be read not only by regional economists but also by urban geographers, sociologists, and planners."--Development and Change

List of Tablesp. xi
Preface to the New Editionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Overviewp. 3
The Geography and Composition of Globalizationp. 17
Dispersal and New Forms of Centralizationp. 23
Mobility and Agglomerationp. 24
Capital Mobility and Labor Market Formationp. 32
Conclusionp. 34
New Patterns in Foreign Direct Investmentp. 37
Major Patternsp. 37
International Transactions in Servicesp. 44
Conclusionp. 63
Internationalization and Expansion of the Financial Industryp. 65
Conditions and Components of Growthp. 66
The Global Capital Market Todayp. 74
Financial Crisesp. 78
Conclusionp. 83
The Economic Order of the Global Cityp. 85
The Producer Servicesp. 90
The Category Servicesp. 92
The Spatial Organization of Financep. 110
New Forms of Centralityp. 122
Conclusionp. 126
Global Cities: Postindustrial Production Sitesp. 127
Location of Producer Services: Nation, Region, and Cityp. 130
New Elements in the Urban Hierarchyp. 140
Conclusionp. 167
Elements of a Global Urban System: Networks and Hierarchiesp. 171
Towards Networked Systemsp. 172
Expansion and Concentrationp. 175
Leading Currencies in International Transactionsp. 187
The International Property Marketp. 190
Conclusionp. 195
The Social Order of the Global Cityp. 197
Employment and Earningsp. 201
Three Cities, One Tale?p. 201
Earningsp. 221
Conclusionp. 249
Economic Restructuring as Class and Spatial Polarizationp. 251
Overall Effects of Leading Industriesp. 252
Social Geographyp. 256
Consumptionp. 284
Casual and Informal Labor Marketsp. 289
Race and Nationality in the Labor Marketp. 305
Conclusionp. 323
In Conclusionp. 327
A New Urban Regime?p. 329
Epiloguep. 345
The Global City Modelp. 346
The Financial Orderp. 355
The Producer Servicesp. 359
Social and Spatial Polarizationp. 361
Classification of Producer Services by U.S., Japanese, and British SICp. 367
Definitions of Urban Units: Tokyo, London, New Yorkp. 369
Population of Selected Prefectures and Major Prefectural Citiesp. 373
Tokyo's Land Marketp. 374
Bibliographyp. 383
Indexp. 435
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ISBN: 9780691070636
ISBN-10: 0691070636
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 27th August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised