Cities in the World-system
This book constitutes an important addition to the literature on cities. By approaching cities from a large-scale and a long-term perspective, the contributors develop a historical explanation of some of the different patterns of development that affected particular cities in their interaction with the world-economy. This historical and holistic perspective represents an improvement over most of urban sociology, where cities or aspects of cities are studied in isolation from all contingent and contextual factors. This book can be used by scholars, graduate, and upper-division undergraduate students of urban history and sociology.
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The overall thrust of this argument accurately captured the dynamics of South Korean urbanization up until the early 1980s . But , as alluded to above , recently there have been some changes . These will be presented in the next section ...
It is likely , however , that the South Korean state's urban planning is at least potentially more likely to succeed than that of many weaker Third World governments . But Nam also points out that certain types of decentralized city ...
During the earlier period of the " Korean economic miracle , " lower levels of informal sector activity ( was well as the general pattern of more egalitarian growth ) were possible because South Korea's leaders succeeded in deploying a ...
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