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Putting the global in perspective

Globalisation is an academic concept which aims to define real and complex economic conditions in which architects and planners have to operate. At the 'Globalisation and World Cities' conference held at the aa last week, political scientist Paul Hirst provided a measure of that complexity with his denial that globalisation actually exists, at least in its commonly assumed form as a dissolution of national economies and their replacement by a world economy of global transactions and ...

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