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Limits to Globalization: The Disruptive Geographies of Capitalist Development

Eric Sheppard


This book provides a geographical understanding of globalizing capitalism, the economic system that has come to dominate the world over the past four centuries. What I call globalizing capitalism (‘globalizing’ because it is by no means ubiquitous notwithstanding its global influence) is often mis-named globalization. Discourses of globalizing capitalism, backstopped by neoclassical and geographical economic theory, represent it as the economic system that can enable all people and places to prosper (as long as it functions properly). Yet experience suggests otherwise: socio-spatial inequality ... More

Keywords: globalization, development, economic geography, socio-spatial inequality, socio-spatial positionality, connectivity, uneven geographical development, capitalism, socio-spatial theory, more-than-capitalist alternatives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681167
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681167.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Sheppard, author
Alexander von Humboldt Chair, University of California, Los Angeles