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Is 21st-century Rome an international urban? Is it a part of Europe’s middle or outer edge? This quantity examines the “real city” past Rome's ancient middle, exploring the range and demanding situations of lifestyles in neighborhoods plagued by immigration, neoliberalism, formal city making plans, and grassroots social events. The members interact with subject matters of up to date city studies–the international urban, the self-made urban, replacement modernities, capital towns and international locations, city swap from lower than, and sustainability. Global Rome serves as a provocative advent to the everlasting urban and makes an unique contribution to interdisciplinary scholarship.

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There used to be twenty, but one was eliminated in the 1970s, and four more were incorporated into neighboring municipi in 2013. References Agnew, John A. 1995. Rome. : John Wiley and Sons. Anderson, Benedict. 1985. Imagined communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso Ed. Babonaux, Anne-Marie Seronde. 1983. Roma: Dalla città alla metropoli. Rome: Editori Riuniti. Bosworth, Richard J. B. 2011. Whispering City: Modern Rome and Its Histories. : Yale University Press.

Multiple Modernities: Rome as Alternatively Modern Rome has gone through its own peculiar modernization process since it became capital in 1871. Rome is not “unmodern” or “late modern,” rather its modernity has to be positioned against the city’s history and the role the city came to play with respect to the formation of Italy as nation-state and, today, as a fast-developing global political/cultural economy. We argue that the globality of Rome can best be approached within a perspective of alternative or multiple modernities.

This international dimension has never been characterized to a decisive extent by the size or nature of its production system. There have always been more priests and nuns than executives in Rome, but this did not prevent Rome from becoming a city with a truly global reach. Global–Local Rome Rome is a globalized city. Its shape, its urban policies, and its everyday life are constantly affected by flows and streams of people and images making up its own peculiar global–local, or glocal, cityscape.

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