About cities of power why are cities centers of power a sociological analysis of urban politics in this brilliant very original survey of the politics and meanings of urban landscapes leading sociologist gran therborn offers a tour of the worlds major capital cities showing how they have been shaped by national popular and global forces. Cities of power the urban the national the popular the global goran therborn on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers why are cities centers of power a sociological analysis of urban politics in this brilliant. The city belongs to the people this depicts the gist of both gran therborns cities of power and michael sorkins what goes upboth authors despite coming from different disciplines critically engage with manifestations of power in the urban environment. For le corbusier new york city was a beautiful catastrophe in cities of power goran therborn inserts his own reflections on the subject he states for example that we are living in a global . Cities of power does important work in connecting the look and feel of cities with their specific national histories max holleran times literary supplement command of history and knowledge of the real world inform gran therborns thinking making him one of the worlds most engaging and intriguing sociologists
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