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By Alberta Andreotti, Patrick Le Galès, Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes

Globalised Minds, Roots within the urban utilises empirical proof from 4 ecu towns to discover the function of city top center sessions within the alterations skilled by way of modern eu societies.

Presents new empirical facts accrued via an unique comparative examine approximately execs and bosses in 4 ecu towns in 3 countries
Features an leading edge mix of techniques, equipment, and methods in its analyses of ecu post-national societies
Reveals how segments of Europe’s city inhabitants are adopting “exit” or “partial exit” options in recognize to the kingdom state
Utilises methods from vintage city sociology, globalization and mobility reviews, and spatial type analysis
Includes extensive interviews, social networking strategies, and vintage questions of political illustration and values

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Comparing Upper-Middle-Class Managers in Four Cities 35 Lyon neighbourhoods The choice of neighbourhood in Lyon was based upon INSEE statistics based on the census. Lyon’s east–west divide made the choice of suburban municipalities relatively easy. The fragmentation of the communal map in France (36,000 municipalities) allowed us to compare neighbourhoods in the city centre with entire municipalities in the suburbs. 3). Le 6ème arrondissement, la Tête d’or (central, homogeneous) The neighbourhood close to the Parc de la Tête d’Or is historically one of the two bourgeois areas in the city centre near a park.

28 Globalised Minds, Roots in the City Madrid’s economy has evolved as a large service provider, partly linked to the growth of its financial and insurance sectors, legal-services consultancy, construction and ­engineering firms, communication and media. This partly accounts for the increase in the number of managers living in the city. Madrid’s labour market is shaped by a polarisation between increasing numbers of managers in the public and private sector, and lower-middle classes on the one hand, and, on the other hand, a large relatively precarious low-waged service sector, characterised by its instability, its relation to the informal economic sector, and growing numbers of economic migrants from Latin America, Eastern Europe and North Africa.

The fourth section clarifies the methodological questions and presents the sample, describing how respondents were selected and their main features. Finally, building upon empirical results, we ask whether the social group under investigation in the four European cities shares a common set of values and perceptions of the world that differentiates them from the rest of their societies, and (whether and) how this group shares a logic of ‘exit’ or ‘partial exit’ regarding their national and local societies, preferring to identify themselves with other scales.

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