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Economic Globalisation: Dialectics, Conceptualisation And Choice


  • Roger Sugden
  • James R. Wilson


This paper provides an analytical foundation for use of the term 'globalisation' when examining processes of economic development. A meeting ground is suggested for those that argue in favour of globalisation and those that are often, but in our view inappropriately, labelled as 'anti-globalisation'. We see economic globalisation as a process in which new technologies and a new geography imply the possibility of strategic decisions that result in alterations to the prospects for, and forms of, economic development. A spectrum of possibilities for different forms of globalisation is identified, focusing in particular on 'elite globalisation' and 'democratic globalisation'. Copyright 2005, Oxford University Press.

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  • Roger Sugden & James R. Wilson, 2005. "Economic Globalisation: Dialectics, Conceptualisation And Choice," Contributions to Political Economy, Oxford University Press, vol. 24(1), pages 13-32, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:copoec:v:24:y:2005:i:1:p:13-32

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    1. J. Robert Branston & Lauretta Rubini & Roger Sugden & James Wilson, 2006. "The healthy development of economies: A strategic framework for competitiveness in the health industry," Review of Social Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 64(3), pages 301-329.
    2. James R. Wilson & Mari Jose Aranguren & Miren Larrea, 2009. "Academia and Public Policy: Towards the co-generation of knowledge and learning processes," Working Papers 200903, Orkestra - Basque Institute of Competitiveness.

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