Globalization, uneven development and the North-South ‘big switch’

Horner, Rory, Schindler, Seth, Haberly, Daniel and Aoyama, Yuko (2018) Globalization, uneven development and the North-South ‘big switch’. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 11 (1). pp. 17-33. ISSN 1752-1378

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An apparent ‘big switch’ in attitudes towards and discourse over economic globalization has occurred since the turn of the Millennium. Economic globalization was formerly widely identified as being orchestrated in the interests of the global North. Sceptics, mostly left-leaning, expressed particular concern for its impacts in the global South. However, a recent backlash against globalization has emerged within the global North from the political right, while support for globalization has been expressed within the global South. This ‘big switch’ defies many theoretical predictions, and can be situated in relation to a shifting geography of global uneven development.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 15:14
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 02:00

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