Global Cities – Metropolitan Cultures

A Transatlantic Perspective

Globalization and urban networks are not a new phenomenon, but have gained momentum since the 1980s. The domination of capital over labor, the restructuring of employment, the polarization of class division and political conflicts have created an urban hierarchy with cities like Tokyo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, and Paris at the top. However, smaller cities located in the semi-periphery form important links in the global network as well.

In this volume authors with backgrounds in different fields of research such as geography, sociology, history, and political science look at global cities from various angles. The hierarchy of global cities and the restructuring process within global cities, public policy and urban politics, the rising vulnerability, urban governance, the political sector in Washington, DC, the assimilation of different migrant populations, and the culture of Dancehall Reggae are being discussed.

in: Reference and Research Book News, Vol. 26, No. 5, Oct. 2011, 105

Matthias Lemke in: Portal für Politikwissenschaft, [ ]