Göran Therborn's Cities of Power: The Urban, The National, The Popular, The PDF

By Göran Therborn

ISBN-10: 178478544X

ISBN-13: 9781784785444

Why are towns centres of energy? A sociological research of city politics

Why are a few towns extra strong than others? What makes a capital urban diversified from others in a state kingdom? during this fabulous survey of city politics, prime sociologist Göran Therborn seems at what makes a city. via a old lens and an international standpoint, Therborn questions bought assumptions concerning the resource of city strength and the way it manifests itself. He appears to be like on the means that structure and social activities have had their influence at the method towns paintings. He explores what makes a ‘global city’. And argues that, at a time once they appear to be relocating aside, there's a robust hyperlink among town and the state kingdom. With examples from innovative Paris to the increase of the post-colonial capitals of the worldwide South and the mega towns of the 21st century, Therborn forces us to contemplate what our city destiny may perhaps glance like.

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