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Author Sassen, Saskia.

Title The global city : New York, London, Tokyo / Saskia Sassen
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1991]


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Description xvi, 397 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The Geography and Composition of Globalization -- Dispersal and New Forms of Centralization -- Mobility and Agglomeration -- Capital Mobility and Labor Market Formation -- New Patterns in Foreign Direct Investment -- Major Patterns -- International Transactions in Services -- Internationalization and Expansion of the Financial Industry -- Conditions and Components of Growth -- The Global Capital Market Today -- Financial Crises -- The Economic Order of the Global City -- The Producer Services -- The Category Services -- The Spatial Organization of Finance -- New Forms of Centrality -- Global Cities: Postindustrial Production Sites -- Location of Producer Services: Nation, Region, and City -- New Elements in the Urban Hierarchy -- Elements of a Global Urban System: Networks and Hierarchies -- Towards Networked Systems -- Expansion and Concentration -- Leading Currencies in International Transactions -- The International Property Market -- The Social Order of the Global City -- Employment and Earnings -- Three Cities, One Tale? -- Earnings -- Economic Restructuring as Class and Spatial Polarization -- Overall Effects of Leading Industries -- Social Geography -- Consumption -- Casual and Informal Labor Markets -- Race and Nationality in the Labor Market -- A New Urban Regime? -- The Global City Model -- The Financial Order -- The Producer Services -- Social and Spatial Polarization -- Classification of Producer Services by U.S., Japanese, and British SIC -- Definitions of Urban Units: Tokyo, London, New York
Summary "This is a revised edition of the classic work that chronicles how New York, London, and Tokyo became command centers of the global economy and in the process underwent massive and parallel changes. Saskia Sassen has updated all the data in the book and thoroughly rewritten all of the chapters to engage with debates sparked by the first edition and reflect the trends in globalization that have occurred since the book came out in 1991. She has also added a new preface and a substantial new epilogue. This is a timely edition of a work that changed the way we think about cities in the global economy."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Financial services
London (England)
New York (N.Y.)
Tokyo (Japan)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-389) and index
Notes Choice Outstanding Academic Books and Nonprint Materials
Subject Financial services industry -- England -- London.
Financial services industry -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Financial services industry -- New York (State)
Financial services industry -- New York (State) -- New York.
International economic relations.
International finance.
London (England) -- Economic conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- Economic conditions.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Economic conditions.
LC no. 90023017
ISBN 0691025673 (paperback)
0691078661 (alk. paper)