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PHILOSOPHICAL
LITERARY
JOURNAL
ISSN 0869-5377
Author: Kong Chong Ho

Kong Chong Ho

PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor at the Department of sociology of the National University of
Singapore.
Address: 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260.
E-mail: sochokc@nus.edu.sg.

Publications

Capital cities and their contested roles in life of nations / Logos. 2013. № 4 (94). P. 39-56
annotation:  Th e article discusses the status of capital in the modern globalized world. Sociologists focus on the experience of Asian countries, states of the Southeast Asia primarily. Examples how major issues of political authority and political strife manifest themselves in a life of capital cities. As a main places of implementing the national politics capitals appear to be points of permanent confrontation and development of a state as a whole. Regardless of expectations of most of the globalism and marxist theoreticians, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity that states use to strengthen and support embodу in capital cities. Global capitalism was unable to assimilate nation states capitals that keep playing extremely important role as a centers of international and interregional relations.
Keywords:  capitals, global cities, Southeast Asia

Kong Chong Ho

PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor at the Department of sociology of the National University of
Singapore.
Address: 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260.
E-mail: sochokc@nus.edu.sg.

Publications

Capital cities and their contested roles in life of nations / Logos. 2013. № 4 (94). P. 39-56
annotation:  Th e article discusses the status of capital in the modern globalized world. Sociologists focus on the experience of Asian countries, states of the Southeast Asia primarily. Examples how major issues of political authority and political strife manifest themselves in a life of capital cities. As a main places of implementing the national politics capitals appear to be points of permanent confrontation and development of a state as a whole. Regardless of expectations of most of the globalism and marxist theoreticians, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity that states use to strengthen and support embodу in capital cities. Global capitalism was unable to assimilate nation states capitals that keep playing extremely important role as a centers of international and interregional relations.
Keywords:  capitals, global cities, Southeast Asia
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