Asian Cities: Globalization, Urbanization and Nation-Building

Paperback: $34.00
ISBN-13: 9788776940799
Published: September 2011
Hardback: $90.00
ISBN-13: 9788776940782
Published: April 2011

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288 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Asian Cities challenges Western paradigms of urban growth and questions the status accorded globalization in explaining contemporary Asian cities, arguing instead that they are being transformed by three major forces – urbanization and nation-building as well as globalization. The examination of urban life in a sample of middle-sized cities in East, Southeast, and South Asia has implications for our understanding of globalization generally.

    This is a nuanced study grounded in quantitatively-based findings but enriched by qualitative research that both provides additional evidence and brings the findings alive.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Malcolm McKinnon, Author