Drawing on eight case studies from key cities on the periphery of global cities literature, Relocating Global Cities argues that all cities are globalizing in important ways. Case studies of Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Manila, Tampa, Sydney, Brussels, and Caracas provide the basis for an alternative theoretical approach to global city formation. Reconciling a market-based understanding and an agency-based understanding of global cities, a set of expert contributors proposes that globalization and cities are mutually constituted by the global political economy engaging with transnational and local agents. A foreword by noted sociologist Saskia Sassen introduces readers to the book's theme of searching for the global in the urban.
M. Mark Amen is academic director for the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida and has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Government and International Affairs since 1982. Kevin Archer is associate professor and chair of the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida. M. Martin Bosman is assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Thinking Through Global Cities Chapter 3 In London's Long Shadow: Frankfurt in the European Space of Flows Chapter 4 Johannesburg 1986-2030: A Quest to Regain World Status Chapter 5 Bangkok: Intentional World City Chapter 6 Laboring in the Periphery: The Place of Manila in the Global Economy Chapter 7 Place-Imaging Tampa in the Age of Globalization Chapter 8 Gentrification, Globalization, and Governance: The Reterritorialization of Sydney's City-State Chapter 9 Reluctant Globalizers: The Paradoxes of "Glocal" Development in Brussels Chapter 10 The Processes Underlying Caracas as a Globalizing City Chapter 11 Reconsidering the Social Structuration of Globalization