Important argument about the contruction of space, centred on London's claims to be a 'world city'. The left has learnt to celebrate this appellation, praising the diversity and multuculturalism that it entails, but Massey argues that it has a darker side. Constructed on past histories of imperialism and colonialism, the dominant interests in London have retained their standing through strategies of financialisation, in the context of globalisation and privatisation.
She asks what strategies are available to the left to allow it to claim the progressive component of London's reconstruction, whilst challenging its place as a force driving exploitation across the globe. Lots to think about here.