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Selected texts by Saskia Sassen ( this texts are available  for my students and ex students in Development Planning Unit (University College London) and Education for Sustainability Programme (London South Bank University):
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Global Health Conference, Montreal,  Nov 2011
Beyond Inequality:expulsions
Presentation for seminar on
"Beyond Social Exclusion: Emerging Logics of Expulsion"

The last two decades has seen a sharp growth in the number of people “expelled” from their homes, villages, life projects, and support systems; they include the displaced, the abjectly poor, workers destroyed by their jobs, as well as surplus populations housed in ghettos and slums. Their numbers are far larger than the new middle classes of India and China. Professor Saskia Sassen argues that this may be symptomatic of a systemic transformation taking us into a new phase of global capitalism. Read background notes for seminar on 25 Nov. 2010.
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From Schouten, P. (2011) ‘Theory Talk #43: Saskia Sassen on Sociology, Globalization, and the Re-shaping of the National’, Theory Talks, 43.html (06-09-2011)
Saskia Sassen on Sociology, Globalization, and the re-shaping of the national

Globalization has been a key feature of contemporary International Relations (IR), but nobody has challenged our understandings and misunderstandings of that contested concept as eloquently as sociologist Saskia Sassen has. For over twenty years, she has contributed to IR theorizing by vigorously arguing for a sociological view on the shifting relations between the national and the global. In this Talk, Sassen, amongst others, discusses global cities and the differences that sociological approaches to IR make, and elaborates on the constant and multiple rearticulations of the national and the global.

Read the introduction of Sassen’s 2006 book
Territory, Authority, Rights here (pdf)
Read the first 10 pages of Sassen’s first book,
The Mobility of Capital and Labor (1988) here (pdf)
Read Sassen’s
Globalization or Denationalization? (Review of International Political Economy, 2003) here (pdf)
Read Sassen’s
The World’s Third Spaces (openDemocracy 2008) here (html)
Read Sassen’
The Global City: Strategic Site/New Frontier (American Studies, 2000) here (pdf)

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