World Cities Beyond the West: Globalization, Development and Inequality
Josef Gugler, Professor of Sociology University of Connecticut Professor of Development Sociology Josef Gugler, Gugler Josef
Cambridge University Press, Oct 14, 2004 - Political Science - 396 pages
This study is the first systematically to cover those cities beyond the core that most clearly can be considered world cities: Bangkok, Cairo, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, and Singapore. Fourteen leading authorities from diverse backgrounds bring their expertise to bear on these cities across four continents and consider the major regional and global roles they play in economic, political, and cultural life. Conveying how these cities have followed various pathways to their present position, they offer multiple perspectives on the interplay of internal and external forces and demonstrate that any comprehensive discussion of world cities has to engage a multiplicity of perspectives. With an introduction by Josef Gugler and an afterword from Saskia Sassen, this substantial volume makes a major contribution to the world cities literature and provides an important new impetus for further analysis.
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Shanghai remaking Chinas future global city
Seoul complementing economic success with Games
Bangkok evolution and adaptation under stress
Cairo too many people not enough land too few resources
Mexico City in an era of globalization and demographic downturn
The impact of the state
Moscows changing fortunes under three regimes
Hong Kongs pathway to becoming a global city
Jakarta globalization economic crisis and social change
The impact of popular movements
São Paulo the political and socioeconomic transformations wrought by the New Labor Movement in the city and beyond
BombayMumbai globalization inequalities and politics
Johannesburg race inequality and urbanization
Singapore forming the family for a world city
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