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Les paradoxes de la pensée globale (The paradoxes of global thinking)


  • Hassan Zaoual

    () (Labrii, ULCO)


Ce texte propose une analyse critique des paradoxes pour lesquels la théorie de l’économie de l’offre qui inspire la globalisation n’a pas de réponse. L’économie de la démesure est autoreproductible. En s’autonomisant et en s’imposant avec force et brutalité aux sociétés contemporaines, elle fait croire qu’elle détient le monopole de la solution de leurs problèmes. La pensée de la globalisation reflète bien cette volonté de puissance. Mais, au fil du temps, l’approche économique du développement dans les pays du Sud et de la mondialisation en général se voit détrônée dans sa fonction de légitimité scientifique en faveur des nouvelles théories des territoires. This text proposes a critical analysis of the paradoxes for which the supply theory that inspires globalization has no answer. The economy of excess is self reproducing. Being more and more autonomous and imposing itself brutally to contemporary societies, it makes believe that it has the monopoly of finding solutions to their problems. The globalization thinking clearly shows this willingness of power. However, with the passing of time, the legitimacy of the economic approach of development in Southern countries and of globalization in general is supplanted by new theories that emphasize the role of territories.

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  • Hassan Zaoual, 2008. "Les paradoxes de la pensée globale (The paradoxes of global thinking)," Working Papers 182, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
  • Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:182

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    Global thinking; globalization; southern country; autonomous; monopoly;

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    • B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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