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Global Cities and Global Order

Simon Curtis


The re-emergence of the city from the long shadow of the state in the late twentieth century was facilitated by the state itself. The unprecedented size and scale of today’s global cities and mega-cities owe their conditions of possibility to a fundamental shift in the character of political order at the level of the international system. This book argues that we must understand the rise of the global city as part of a wider process of the transformation of international political order, and of the character of international society. Global cities are an inscription of the ideals of a market s ... More

Keywords: global city, international society, international political order, liberal principle, market society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198744016
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744016.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Curtis, author
Lecturer in International Politics, University of East Anglia