The Capitalist City: Global Restructuring and Community Politics (Ideas)

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780631156185: The Capitalist City: Global Restructuring and Community Politics (Ideas)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Urban development and its causes, character and significance provide the focus of this book. The authors argue that this development can best be understood by examining cities in the light of the links that connect them to the world economy, with dominant multinationals and processes of economic restructuring. The book shows how these transnational linkages work, and how different cities participate in the global economy through developing specializations such as financial services. The role of the state in restructuring global, national and local economies is examined, and the everyday activities of households and communities are shown to be constitutive elements in the process of urban transformation. Contributors include - Michael Peter Smith, Joe R. Feagin, Michael Timberlake, Norman J. Glickman, Richard Tardanico, David C. Perry, Saskia Sassen-Koob, Richard Child Hill, Edward W. Soja, Patricia Anne Wilson, Desmond S. King, Sophie Body-Gendrot, Helen Safa, June Nash, Enzo Mingione, Susan S. Fainstein, Margit Mayer and John Walton.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The world of modern capitalism is a global network both of corporations and of cities – ′world command cities′ such as New York, London and Tokyo; ′specialized command cities′ which concentrate on particular industries, such as Detroit; ′state command cities′ such as Washington and Brasilia; and so on. These cities, linked by an organizational web of transnational corporations, are the pins holding the capitalist world economy together in the new international division of labour.

In The Capitalist City a group of eminent scholars analyzes the intricate relationships among cities, state policies and urban politics at a time of economic restructuring at global, national and local levels to provide an original and timely contribution to one of the most important areas of political and social science.

About the Author:

Michael Peter Smith is author of The City and Social Theory (1980) and City, State and Market. Joe R. Feagin is Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas, Austin, and author of The Urban Real Estate Game (1983).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780631151821: The Capitalist City: Global Restructuring and Community Politics

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0631151826 ISBN 13:  9780631151821
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers, 1987
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

SMITH
Published by Blackwell Pub (1987)
ISBN 10: 0631156186 ISBN 13: 9780631156185
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110631156186

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
45.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael Peter Smith (Editor)
Published by Blackwell Pub (1987)
ISBN 10: 0631156186 ISBN 13: 9780631156185
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0631156186

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
49.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

SMITH
Published by Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Blackwell Pub (1987)
ISBN 10: 0631156186 ISBN 13: 9780631156185
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mima Mia Books
(Boston, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Blackwell Pub, 1987. Soft cover. Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # M139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
54.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

SMITH
Published by Blackwell Pub (1987)
ISBN 10: 0631156186 ISBN 13: 9780631156185
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0631156186

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
71.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds