Leo Panitch




Globalization, States, and Left Strategies

This article attempts to address the challenge posed to the Left by what has come to be known as “globalization.” The apparent subjection of even advanced capitalist social formations in recent decades to the competitive logics and exigencies of production, trade, and finance undertaken on a world scale is treated in most accounts of globalization as an irreversible process. In this perspective, the predominant strategic response becomes one that invariably tends to see the strategies, practices, and institutions of the Left as perhaps having been appropriate to an earlier “national” stage of capitalism, but as having now been rendered outmoded and outdated by globalization.

economy, global, capitalism, state, role of the, left, the, NAFTA, U.S.-Canada relations, U.S. economy, Canada — economy, Canada — politics, neoliberalism, economic policy

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (1996): 79-90


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