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Reinventing the City?Liverpool in Comparative Perspective$
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Ronaldo Munck

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237976

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313912

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Introduction: The City, Globalisation and Social Transformation

Introduction: The City, Globalisation and Social Transformation

(p.1) Introduction: The City, Globalisation and Social Transformation
Reinventing the City?
Ronaldo Munck
Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the postmodern global city thesis and explains why the city and globalisation debates are pertinent to Liverpool. It explores the various attempts at regenerating cities like Liverpool and examines importance of ‘glocalisation’, a process describing the new global-local intermingling or interpenetration. The chapter also discusses the role of business and government in the regeneration and governance in the city.

Keywords:   postmodern global city, globalisation, Liverpool, glocalisation, regeneration

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