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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Preliminary Study: The Dynamics Of Local Cities In The Whirlpool Of The Global Economy In Medan-Siantar-Sibolga

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Linda Elida



Global economy, socio spatial, pull factor, neoliberal, local city



The aims to illustrate the dynamics of three cities in North Sumatra in the global economic vortex. A Socio-Spatial Perspective with a focus on local and global political economy is used as an analysis of that dynamic. Triangulation method used in this research through observation, photo, interview and secondary data. The pull factor aspect is identified as an important part of the dynamics of the local city especially the role of policy makers, business actors and other actors in developing the city. It appears that neo-liberal economic practice has clear implications such as the role of a weak state or no role at all, and the dominant role of business actors in reviving the global economy in local cities. At the same time, there is also a disruption of both the economic, social and cultural aspects between global value and local values. The implications of this situation are social unrest or even apathy that continues to grow along with individualism and hedonistic lifestyles. Also impressed is the local city's dependence on global product products in trade and services. The future of the three cities' independence as the front page of social, economic and cultural strength is declining and still far from being a strong and independent city.



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