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A Tale of Three Cities: Or the Glocalization of City Management

Barbara Czarniawska


The term ‘glocalization’ has been coined to indicate that globalization consists of two connected but opposite processes: it homogenizes ideas and practices, but also induces local adaptation and multiplication of differences. City management, with its complexities and international context, offers a paradigmatic example of glocalization. This book is based on fieldwork conducted in three European capitals: Warsaw, Stockholm, and Rome. City management has been conceptualized here as an action net which includes various organizations — municipal, state, private, and voluntary — as well as citiz ... More

Keywords: action net, homogenization, adaptation, multipliation, globalization, glocalization, hybridization, Warsaw, Stockholm, Rome

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252718
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252718.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Czarniawska, author
School of Economics and Commercial Law, Gothenburg University
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