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The global city: introducing a concept

Sassen, Saskia (2005) The global city: introducing a concept. Brown Journal of World Affairs, 11 (2). pp. 27-43. ISSN 1080-0786

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Each phase in the long history of the world economy raises specific questions about the particular conditions that make it possible. One of the key properties of the current phase is the ascendance of information technologies and the associated increase in the mobility and liquidity of capital. There have long been cross-border economic processes—flows of capital, labor, goods, raw materials, tourists. But to a large extent these took place within the inter-state system, where the key articulators were national states. The international economic system was ensconced largely in this inter-state system. This has changed rather dramatically over the last decade as a result of privatization, deregulation, the opening up of national economies to foreign firms, and the growing participation of national economic actors in global markets.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2005 Brown University
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F0 - General > F02 - International Economic Order
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2008 12:21
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 23:08

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