International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities (New ed.)

International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities (New ed.)

By: Peter J. Taylor (editor), Michael Hoyler (editor), Ben Derudder (editor), Frank Witlox (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


This Handbook offers an unrivalled overview of current research into how globalization is affecting the external relations and internal structures of major cities in the world. By treating cities at a global scale, it focuses on the `stretching' of urban functions beyond specific place locations, without losing sight of the multiple divisions in contemporary world cities. The book firmly bases city networks in their historical context, critically discusses contemporary concepts and key empirical measures, and analyses major issues relating to world city infrastructures, economies, governance and divisions. The variety of urban outcomes in contemporary globalization is explored through detailed case studies. Edited by leading scholars of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network and written by over 60 experts in the field, the Handbook is a unique resource for students, researchers and academics in urban and globalization studies as well as for city professionals in planning and policy.

About Author

Edited by Ben Derudder, Ghent University, Belgium, Michael Hoyler, Loughborough University, Peter J. Taylor, FBA Professor of Human Geography, Northumbria University, UK and Frank Witlox, Ghent University, Belgium


Contents: 1. Introduction: A Relational Urban Studies Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor and Frank Witlox PART I: ANTECEDENTS I A Histories 2. Historical World City Networks Peter J. Taylor 3. Cities in the Making of World Hegemonies Peter J. Taylor, Michael Hoyler and Dennis Smith 4. Imperialism and World Cities Anthony D. King 5. Political Global Cities Herman van der Wusten I B Contemporary Concepts 6. The Interlocking Network Model Peter J. Taylor 7. On City Cooperation and City Competition Peter J. Taylor 8. Global City/World City Ben Derudder, Anneleen De Vos and Frank Witlox 9. Spatial Transformations of Cities: Global City-region? Mega-city Region? Kathy Pain I C Relational Empirics 10. World Cities and Airline Networks Tony H. Grubesic and Timothy C. Matisziw 11. Internet Networks of World Cities: Agglomeration and Dispersion Edward J. Malecki 12. Corporate Networks of World Cities Arthur S. Alderson and Jason Beckfield 13. Advanced Producer Servicing Networks of World Cities Peter J. Taylor, Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler and Frank Witlox PART II: WORLD CITY ANALYSES II A World City Infrastructures 14. Airports: From Flying Fields to Twenty-first Century Aerocities Lucy C.S. Budd 15. Global Cities, Office Markets and Capital Flows Colin Lizieri 16. International Trade Fairs and World Cities: Temporary vs. Permanent Clusters Harald Bathelt 17. Mega-events: Urban Spectaculars and Globalization John Rennie Short 18 Cyberinfrastructures and `Smart' World Cities: Physical, Human and Soft Infrastructures Andrew Boulton, Stanley D. Brunn and Lomme Devriendt II B World City Economies 19 Centrality, Hierarchy and Heterarchy of Worldwide Corporate Networks Ronald Wall and Bert van der Knaap 20. Business Knowledges Within and Between the World City James Faulconbridge and Sarah Hall 21. Highly Skilled International Labour Migration and World Cities: Expatriates, Executives and Entrepreneurs Jonathan V. Beaverstock 22. Grasping the Spatial Paradoxes of Finance: Theoretical Lessons from the Case of Amsterdam Ewald Engelen 23. The Cultural Economy and the Global City Andy C. Pratt 24. Starchitects, Starchitecture and the Symbolic Capital of World Cities Paul Knox 25. How Global is the `Global Media'? Analysing the Networked Urban Geographies of Transnational Media Corporations Allan Watson 26. World Cities of Sex Phil Hubbard II C World City Governance 27. Global City-region Governance, Ten Years On John Harrison 28. Cities and Sustainability: Reflections on a Decade of World Development Kathy Pain 29. Planning for World Cities: Shifting Agendas and Differing Politics Peter Newman and Andy Thornley 30. Surveillance in the World City David Murakami Wood 31. Global Cities and Infectious Disease Harris Ali and Roger Keil II D World City Divisions 32. Urban Social Polarization Chris Hamnett 33. Gentrifying the World City Loretta Lees 34. The Privileged World City: Private Banking, Wealth Management and the Bespoke Servicing of the Global Super-rich Jonathan V. Beaverstock 35. Global Workers for Global Cities: Low Paid Migrant Labour in London Kavita Datta, Cathy McIlwaine, Joanna Herbert, Yara Evans, Jon May and Jane Wills 36. Cultural Diasporas Caroline Nagel 37. Suburbanization and Global Cities Roger Keil PART III: WORLD CITY CASE STUDIES 38. NY-LON Richard G. Smith 39. Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong Within a Financial Centre Network Karen P.Y. Lai 40. More than an Ordinary City: The Role of Mexico City in Global Commodity Chains Christof Parnreiter 41. Mumbai as a Global City: A Theoretical Essay Jan Nijman 42. Accra: A Globalizing City Richard Grant 43. Geographies of Power in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle Tim Bunnell, Carl Grundy-Warr, James D. Sidaway and Matthew Sparke 44. Randstad Holland: Probing Hierarchies and Interdependencies in a Polycentric World City Region Bart Lambregts and Robert Kloosterman 45. From National Capital to Dismal Political World City: The Politics of Scalar Disarticulation in Brussels Stijn Oosterlynck 46. Las Vegas: More than a One-dimensional World City? Robert E. Lang and Christina Nicholas 47. South Florida: World City, Edgeless City Robert E. Lang and Christina Nicholas 48. Marked by Dynamics: Berlin and Warsaw in the Process of Functional Change Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak 49. `The World City Concept Travels East': On Excessive Imagination and Limited Urban Sustainability in UAE World Cities David Bassens 50. Sydney: The Wicked Power-geometry of a Greening Global City Michele Acuto Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848446472
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9781848446472
  • ISBN10: 1848446470
  • edition: New ed.

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly