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Globalization to a Latin Beat: The Miami Growth Machine

Jan Nijman
The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Vol. 551, Globalization and the Changing U. S. City (May, 1997), pp. 164-177
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1047945
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Globalization to a Latin Beat: The Miami Growth Machine
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Abstract

Miami's globalization is accompanied by a restructuring of the city's political economy and the emergence of a powerful growth machine. After the shock caused by massive Latino immigration wore off, the old business elite combined forces with the new Hispanic (Cuban) elite and capitalized on Miami's international economic opportunities. Miami's experience illustrates the materialist imperatives of globalization and its unplanned social consequences. The benefits of economic growth are not equally distributed, and there are notable discrepancies along ethnic lines. The growth machine generates local narratives that emphasize the values of multiculturalism, but Miami's civic society has become fragmented and fragile. As an extreme example of a globalized city, Miami offers a glimpse of the fate of urban civilization in the global era.

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