Asian Cities: Globalization, Urbanization  and Nation-Building
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288pp. May 2011
Asian Cities: Globalization, Urbanization and Nation-Building
Author: McKinnon, Malcolm;
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.

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NIAS Monographs, No. 120
Distributed for NIAS Press (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies)
Author: McKinnon, Malcolm;



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