Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Very Quick Reads. These specialized service firms need to provide a global service which has meant a global network of affiliates … and a strengthening of cross border city-to-city transactions and networks. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Migration policy: from control to governance : In the United States and Europe alike, immigration policy isn't working -- and the failure is most evident at the crossing-points of the rich and poor worlds, from the Mexican border to the Canary Islands. She argues for seven fundamental hypotheses about the modern global city: Three key tendencies seem to follow from these structural facts about global cities. Sassen coined the term global city. She claims that cities have re-emerged as stategic places for a wide range of projects and … ( Log Out /  Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. El tamaño y la eficiencia ya no están relacionados linealmente; de hecho, la gran escala se ha vuelto un obstáculo en muchos casos. Perhaps most importantly, it explains how and why this increasing global interconnectedness has ironically heightened the importance of proximity and place, and thus geographic dynamics like gentrification and income polarization. "Beyond sovereignty: de facto transnationalism in immigration policy", in eds. (34). ( Log Out /  I think this one remains... Economic giants. The core ideas in her theory of the global city are presented in a 2005 article, “The Global City: Introducing a Concept” (link). Múltiples destrezas diferentes pueden coordinarse en la producción simultánea de una única mercancía, de tal modo que las fábricas pueden estar dispersas en diversos lugares. She identified and described the phenomenon of the global city. Friedmann, Jonathan and Randeria, Shalini, "Electronic markets and activist networks: The weight of social logics in digital formations", in. Maybe I was wrong. It is an experiment in thinking, one idea at a time. The geographic dispersal of economic activities that marks globalization, along with the simultaneous integration of such geographically dispersed activities, is a key factor feeding the growth and importance of central corporate functions. La primera consecuencia geográfica del pasaje de una economía industrial a otra informacional es una dramática descentralización de la producción. in 1971 and a Ph.D. degree in 1974, under the direction of Fabio Dasilva. Goldsmith, Stephen and Elizabeth, Lynne. But that doesn't mean their power is slipping too. This mode of global business creates a tight network of supporting specialist firms that are likewise positioned to capture a significant level of wealth and income: By central functions I do not only mean top level headquarters; I am referring to all the top level financial, legal, accounting, managerial, executive, planning functions necessary to run a corporate organization operating in more than one country. Her 1991 book bearing this title made her a widely quoted author on globalisation. by Princeton University Press. She is currently Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Centennial visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. ( Log Out /  What distinguishes Sassen's theoretical framework is the emphasis on the formation of cross-border dynamics through which these cities and the growing number of other global cities begin to form st. And third is the growth of a large marginalized population that has a very hard time earning a living in the marketplace defined by these high-end activities. Sassen coined the term global city. Her books have been translated into 21 languages. All the core data in this new edition have been updated, while the preface and epilogue discuss the relevant trends in globalization since the book originally came out in 1991. During the 1980s and 1990s, Sassen emerged as a prolific author in urban sociology. I thought this a thinly disguised neo-con celebration of hypercapitalism, "semantic proliferation" and the liberation of individual identity from cultural rootedness in a global economy. 2001 Saskia Sassen is the leading urban theorist of the global world. The multiple processes that constitute it inhabit and shape specific, rather than universal, structurations of the economic, the political, the cultural, the subjective. Caused by the centralization of services, a new types of cities—the global cities—emerge, bringing in new economic and social orders. Comment: We seem to have forgotten history, Special report: refugees in Britain — Unstoppable immigrants, "Home truths: The notion that the west is threatened with mass invasions of immigrants is a myth,", "We need to bring down the economy in the community", "Saskia Sassen: <\< Los sin poder pueden hacer historia sin tomar el poder >\>", "The Global Street or the Democracy of the Powerless", "Much of the global is still dressed in the clothes of the national". Saskia Sassen's (University of Chicago and London School of Economics) books are translated in 16 langueges and her comments have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Financial Times among others.

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