Métropolisation, le triomphe des processus agglomératifs

Abstract : This chapter proposes a survey of recent literature on the analysis of metropolitanization, with a main focus on the economic approach of the phenomenon. The basic statements of metropolitanization, appeared at the beginning of 90's, are clarified: metropolitanization was conceived as the spatial translation of globalization, which has induced changes in the productive systems. Two main categories of recent deepenings are identified and analized. The first relates to the identification of the specific role of metropolises within the globalization context and relies on the analysis of metropolitan functions of coordination, command and control. The third explores the geography of metropolitan globalization, and stresses the selectivity of metropolitanization dynamics at a worldwide scale and their recent changes, specifically the rise of Asian metropolises.
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Lise Bourdeau-Lepage, Frédéric Gaschet, Claude Lacour, Sylvette Puissant. Métropolisation, le triomphe des processus agglomératifs. Bourdeau-Lepage Lise. Regards sur la ville, Economica, p. 7-33, 2012, Anthropos géographie, 978-2-7178-6461-8. ⟨hal-00950723⟩



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