Saskia Sassen is one of the most influential thinkers of our time. Her theses on globalisation and global cities have become important reference points for many theorists. Early on, she addressed the importance of migration for modern societies and its central role for the development of cities. She has been one of a few who have studied the impact of economic processes on social developments. Sassen has pointed out key differences between banking and finance and describes the latter, similar to mining, as an «extractive» form of globalised capitalism. This, as she describes it in her latest book «Expulsions», inevitably leads to expulsions, many of which we are unaware of. (mvh)
English, with simultaneous German translation
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