Columbia University’ Saskia Sassen on urban issues in the global and Indian contexts
Saskia Sassen is an expert on cities, and global financial centres in particular. The Dutch-American sociologist is the Robert S. Lynd professor of sociology and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Recent books authored by Sassen are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages; A Sociology of Globalization; and the fourth, fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy. Among her older books is The Global City. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages. A recipient of diverse awards and mentions, including being selected as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2011 by Foreign Policy magazine, Sassen spoke about urban issues in the global and Indian contexts in a recent interview. Edited excerpts:
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