ABSTRACT

One important feature of world city research has been the search for world cityness. Many studies have been devoted to identifying whether this or that city is a world city. While the work is interesting up to a point it tends to focus on a narrow range of cities at the top end of the urban hierarchy. This focus tends to ignore how globalization is acting in and through all cities. There is a real need for extending the globalization/city research nexus beyond the restricted and constricting focus on determining which cities are world cities.