World Cities and Global Cities in the International Medium, a theoretical and methodological revision from International Relations

Author:
Ray Freddy Lara Pacheco

Abstract:
This paper summarizes the state of the art of the World and Global Cities studies which, adopting an International Relations point of view, have addressed the influence on global governance of World and Global Cities, together with their ability to create networks with political and economic interactions and their role as actors in the International System. Like all theoretical and methodological approaches, the one espoused by the above-mentioned studies has been subject to criticism, which has been tacked with in parallel to the consolidation of an epistemic community on the «city» in the discipline of International Relations. The author of this papers claims that thanks to the progress experienced since the eighties until today by the school of the Global City, its approach has become the best positioned perspective in the area of IR, although it is not the only one.

Index:
1. INTRODUCIÓN.—2. DEFINICIÓN DE LAS REDES GLOBALES DE CIUDADES.— 3. ANTECEDENTES TEÓRICOS SOBRE LA CIUDAD MUNDIAL Y GLOBAL.—4. LA INFLUENCIA DE LA CIUDAD GLOBAL EN LAS RRII.—5. LA CIUDAD GLOBAL Y LAS RRII DESDE LA FORMACIÓN DE LA RED DE CIUDADES MUNDIALES.—6. LA CIUDAD GLOBAL Y LAS RRII DESDE LAS TEORÍAS DE LA GOBERNANZA GLOBAL.—7. LA CIUDAD GLOBAL Y LAS RRII DESDE LAS TEORÍAS DEL ENSAMBLAJE.—8. CRÍTICA A LOS ESTUDIOS DE LA CIUDAD GLOBAL Y LAS RRII.—9. CONCLUSIONES.

Keywords:
city networks; ensemble theory; global city; global governance; world city; world city network;

Issue:
REDI Vol. 71 2 2019

Section:
Studies

Pages:
223-255

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.17103/redi.71.2.2019.1.09

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