Manchester, England, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are what sociologist Jerome Hodos calls second cities-viable alternatives to well-known global cities such as London and New York. In Second Cities, Hodos provides a thought-provoking, comparative look at these cities as he considers how Manchester and Philadelphia have confronted problems of globalization over the past two centuries.
Jerome I. Hodos is Associate Professor of Sociology at Franklin & Marshall College. He is a contributor to Social Capital in the City (Temple) and The City in American Political Development.
1. Introduction: Globalization, Urbanization and the Second City 2. The Era of Second City Formation, 1770-1840 3. Second City Economies 4. Migration Patterns in Second Cities 5. Making Global Culture: Ideas and Innovation in Second Cities 6. Municipal Foreign Policy: Planning for Global Integration 7. Identity and Governance in the Second City 8. A World of Cities? Endnotes Bibliography