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The Processes of Globalisation
The Processes of Globalisation

Author(s): Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Contributor(s): Sheena Caldwell (Translator)
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, International relations/trade, Economic development, Globalization, Geopolitics
Published by: Fabrika knjiga
Keywords: Globalisation; the processes of globalisation; economic development; globalised economy;

Summary/Abstract: What is the current state of globalisation, how are we to understand the processes involved and where will a globalised world system lead us? These are some of the questions Boaventura de Sousa Santos aims to elucidate in a thorough and wide ranging essay. Arguing that our current globalisation is indeed something unparalleled in history, Santos discusses the unequal economic and political realities between North and South which globalisation enforces. Globalisation is to be understood as a non-linear process marked by contradictory yet parallel discourses and varying levels of intensity and speed. Even states however have to adopt as the supremacy of the nation state is eroded, giving way to new transnational alliances and the convergence of the judicial systems as the supreme regulator of a globalised economy. Will all these processes usher into a new model of social development, or will this lead to the crisis of the world system as others fear?

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 68.14
  • Page Range: 67-131
  • Page Count: 65
  • Language: English