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The Global City Debate Reconsidered: Economic Globalization in Contemporary Dutch Cities
by Jeroen van der Waal
Amsterdam University Press, 2016
Cloth: 978-90-8964-760-3 | eISBN: 978-90-485-2540-9
Library of Congress Classification HT145.N4W33 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 307.7609492

The idea of the "global city," which focuses on globalisation's impact on the social, financial, and political reality of cities in advanced economies, has become widely influential in the decades since its introduction-and yet the major issues in the "global city debate" remain unresolved. This book provides a systematic overview of the debate and competing theoretical notions, as well as an argument for the need to test the framework's empirical validity before the unresolved questions can be fruitfully addressed. By testing data from the Netherlands in the 1990s and 2000s, the author demonstrates the value of rigorous empirical scrutiny while offering fresh insights for the global city debate as a whole.

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