Cities in a World Economy presents sociologists with a new perspective on the study of urban sociology. The decentralization and privatization of the world's economies has radically altered such things as the organization of labour, the structure of consumption, and the distribution of earnings in ways that have yet to be fully realized. In a world economy that is truly more global than it has ever been, the Second Edition of this popular textbook addresses the need to account for the global economies' increasing influence on the social structures of cities.Über den Autor:
Saskia Sassen is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her recent books are "Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages" (Princeton 2006), the co-edited "Digital Formations" (2005) , the edited "Global Neworks, Linked Cities" (2002), and "Guests and Aliens" (1999). Her books have been translated into 16 languages. She is the editor of the volume on urban sustainability in the new 14-volume "Encyclopedia of Life-Systems" being produced by UNESCO and EOLSS (2006), for which she coordinated a network of researchers and activists in thirty countries.
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