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Building a national capital in an age of globalisation: the case of Berlin

Cochrane, Allan and Passmore, Adrian (2001). Building a national capital in an age of globalisation: the case of Berlin. Area, 33(4) pp. 341–352.

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Berlin is being remade as capital of a unified German nation state, just at the time when the role of nation states is being called into question by the claims of globalization, and the associated rise of global cities. The experience of Berlin suggests that it may be unhelpful to accept the world-city agenda as a universal template. Instead, it is necessary to explore the ways in which different agencies, companies and authorities negotiate the world around them, seeking to insert the city into pre-existing ideas and realities, as well as to influence and shape them, in what is best understood as a wider process of 'worlding'.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2001 Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
ISSN: 1475-4762
Keywords: Berlin; Europe; world city; capital city; architecture and development; boosterism
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 3049
Depositing User: Users 6043 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 04:47
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