Spaces of Global Capitalism

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Verso, 2006 - Political Science - 154 pages
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Fiscal crises have cascaded across much of the developing world with devastating results, from Mexico to Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The extreme volatility in contemporary political economic fortunes seems to mock our best efforts to understand the forces that drive development in the world economy.

David Harvey is the single most important geographer writing today and a leading social theorist of our age, offering a comprehensive critique of contemporary capitalism. In this fascinating book, he shows the way forward for just such an understanding, enlarging upon the key themes in his recent work: the development of neoliberalism, the spread of inequalities across the globe, and 'space' as a key theoretical concept.

Both a major declaration of a new research programme and a concise introduction to David Harvey's central concerns, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students across the humanities and social sciences.

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Review: Spaces of Global Capitalism: A Theory of Uneven Geographical Development

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David Harvey has written far better things. And considering this is just a set of lectures without a sustained argument at its core, it's rather secondary to his more researched, more nuanced work ... Read full review

Review: Spaces of Global Capitalism: A Theory of Uneven Geographical Development

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I had a most rewarding experience viewing Harvey's video lectures while reading Marx's Capital V.1., so rewarding that I've decided to go further than many people do and read V.2 & 3 with his help as ... Read full review


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David Harvey teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of many books, including Social Justice and the City, The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits to Capital, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, Spaces of Global Capitalism, and A Companion to Marx's Capital. His website is

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