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    Globalising failures

    Perrons, D. and Posocco, Silvia (2009) Globalising failures. Geoforum 40 (2), pp. 131-135. ISSN 0016-7185.

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    Abstract

    In this introduction and special issue we examine the ideas of ‘globalisation’ and ‘failure’ as concept metaphors that encapsulate contemporary processes of social, economic and political transformation. Through an emphasis on situated understandings, this collection explores the implications and consequences of attributions of failure in specific contexts. A focus on ‘failure’ opens up key trajectories of globalising processes and “actually existing neoliberalisms” [Brenner, N., Theodore, N., 2002. Cities and the geographies of ‘‘actually existing neoliberalism”. Antipode 34 (3), 349–379] to critical scrutiny, revealing a plurality of interpretations and contributing to a critical interrogation of globalisation discourse.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Silvia Posocco and Diane Perrons edited this special issue.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Globalisation, Global/local, Failure, Crisis, Neoliberalism, Foucault, Keynes, Polanyi
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centre: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 15:26
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 13:46
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4495

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