Globalization, uneven development and capital: reflections on reading Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat
In his book 'The World Is Flat', Thomas Friedman postulates notions of 'flatness' that combine to suggest, on the one hand, tendencies towards an equalization of chances of economic development; and on the other, a displacement of vertical forms of organization by more horizontal ones, notably of states by markets. Drawing on historical geographical materialism, it is shown that geographically uneven development is a necessary outcome of the accumulation process; and equally, states are inevitably implicated in this outcome. Copyright 2008, Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 1 (2008)
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