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Title Global networks, linked cities / edited by Saskia Sassen
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Locating Cities on Global Circuits; PART I THE URBAN ARCHITECTURE OF GLOBAL NETWORKS; 1. The Architecture of Global Networking Technologies; 2. Communication Grids: Cities and Infrastructure; 3. Firms and Their Global Service Networks; 4. Hierarchies of Dominance among World Cities: A Network Approach; PART II CROSS-BORDER REGIONS; 5. Mexico: The Making of a Global City; 6. The Hormuz Corridor: Building a Cross-Border Region between Iran and the United Arab Emirates; 7. São Paulo: Articulating a Cross-Border Region
8. Beirut: Building Regional CircuitsPART III NETWORK NODES; 9. Hong Kong: Global Capital Exchange; 10. Shanghai: Reconnecting to the Global Economy; 11. Buenos Aires: Sociospatial Impacts of the Development of Global City Functions; 12. Local Networks: Digital City Amsterdam; Notes on the Contributors; Index
Summary 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 of essays, Sassen and a distinguished group of contributors expand on the author's earlier work in a number of important ways, focusing on two key issues. First, they look at how information flows have bound global cities together in networks, creating a global city web whose constituent cities become "global" through the networks they participate in. Second, they investigate emerging global cities in the developing world - Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Beirut, the Dubai - Iran corridor, and Buenos Aires. They show how these globalizing zones are not only replicating many features of the top tier of global cities, but are also generating new socio-economic patterns as well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 5, 2016)
Subject Business enterprises -- Computer networks -- Case studies.
Computers and civilization -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Case studies.
Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Case studies.
Urban economics -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Sassen, Saskia, editor
ISBN 1134954891 (electronic bk)
9781134954896 (electronic bk)