Global Cities (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)

Global Cities (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)

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Since the late 1970s the role of key world cities such as Los Angeles, New York and London as centres of global control and co-ordination has come under increasing scrutiny. This book provides an overview and critique of work on the global context of metropolitan growth, world city formation and the theory it has generated. Suggesting a€˜post-imperialisma€™ as the most appropriate framework for analysis, the author demonstrates the extent to which urban and regional development, both in Britain and elsewhere, were linked to a colonial mode of production, and highlights the effects of its disappearance. Against this background, the author charts the transformation of London from imperial capital in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to world city in the capitalist world economy of today.When the FinancialServices Act was passed in 1986, mergers between financial institutions and estate agents, ... British companies have become major investors in United States property, particularly in Washington: London and Leeds (aanbsp;...

Title:Global Cities (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)
Author:Anthony D King
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-27


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