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The Resource Global cities and global order, Simon Curtis

Global cities and global order, Simon Curtis

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Global cities and global order
Title
Global cities and global order
Statement of responsibility
Simon Curtis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The re-emergence of the city from the long shadow of the state in the late-twentieth century was facilitated by the state itself. The unprecedented size and scale of today's global cities and mega cities owe their conditions of possibility to a fundamental shift in the character of political order at the level of the international system. This book argues that we must understand the rise of the global city as part of a wider process of the transformation of international political order, and of the character of international society. Global cities are an inscription of the ideals of a market society in space, constructed and defended at the level of international society. They embody the ascendance of a set of liberal principles at a certain moment in history--a moment related to the hegemonic status of leading states in the second half of the twentieth century, and the ability of those states to shape international norms. But the evolution of these urban forms has also reflected the tendency for deregulated markets to generate inequality and polarisation: these features are also inscribed in the spaces of global cities. Global cities focus and amplify the tensions and contradictions within the contemporary international system, and become key strategic sites for struggles over social justice and the character of political life in the twenty-first century. Global Cities and Global Order demonstrates that the significance of the re-emergence of cities from the shadow of the nation-state is far-reaching. Only be examining the mechanisms by which cities have become empowered in the last few decades can we understand their new functions and capabilities in global politics."--
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Curtis, Simon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Urban policy
  • Globalization
  • Cities and towns
  • Globalization
  • Urban policy
Label
Global cities and global order, Simon Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780198744016
Lccn
2016939411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966948701
Label
Global cities and global order, Simon Curtis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780198744016
Lccn
2016939411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966948701

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