Philip G. Cerny

in Rethinking World Politics

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199733699
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199776740 | DOI:

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This chapter focuses on two contemporary theorists of rescaling, Bob Jessop and Neil Brenner. Jessop places this reconceptualization of space within a broad analysis of the changing “capitalist type of state”; Brenner develops a more circumscribed study of urban governance but places it clearly in the larger context of capitalism and globalization. These authors' depictions of the shape of structural change are examined and it is argued that despite the rigor of these analyses and the many insights they provide, the authors are nevertheless hampered by the elements of classical Marxist analysis they retain, especially their focus on “accumulation strategies” and Marxist theories of value.

Keywords: rescaling; globalization; Bob Jessop; Neil Brenner; Marxism

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Subjects: International Relations

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