City-Regions: Economic Motors and Political Actors on the Global Stage

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549306
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701511 | DOI:
City-Regions: Economic Motors and Political Actors on the Global Stage

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This chapter discusses how city-regions (enormous expanses of metropolitan areas, which are often focused on a central metropolis area) and world cities/global cities are produced, and how they contribute to globalization and the regionalism of economies. It begins by explaining globalization and the emergence of regional centers, especially during the post-war years. It also explains how after much technological change and economic restructuring, these types of areas are formed. It describes how economic foundations are formed, and how these transformations in city living spread globally. It also reveals how political organizations are established in these city-regions.

Keywords: city-regions; globalization; economic restructuring; political organizations; economic foundations; world cities

Chapter.  6619 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Business

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