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Volume 4 (1994)

Global Post-Fordism and Concepts of the State                                                                                                                        11-29

Authors: Alessandro Bonanno(a), William H. Friedland(b), Luis Llambi(c), Terry Marsden(d), Manuel Belo Moreira(e) and Robert Schaeffer(f)
Affiliation: (a)Department of Rural Sciology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA; (b)Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA; (c)Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Caracas, Venezuela; (d)School of Geography and Earth Resources, University of Hull, Hull, UK; eInstituto Superior de Agronomia, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; (f)Department of Environmental Studies, San José State University, San José, CA, USA

Abstract             PDF

Following a review of the literature on the State and some of the basic features of global post-Fordism, it is maintained that global post-Fordism can be synthesized through a set of four dialectical relationships: deregulation/re-regulation, fragmentation/coordination, mobility/embeddedness and empowerment/disempowerment. Moreover, it is argued that: 1) the State in global post-Fordism cannot be thought of exclusively in national terms; 2) its re-conceptualization must entail a transnational dimension; 3) the State cannot be conceptualized exclusively in terms of formal public appearances, agents and agencies; and 4) non-public apparatuses, agents and agencies must be included in the analysis.

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International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

Published by Michigan State University

Official publication of the Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC-40)
of the International Sociological Association (ISA)

Editors: Raymond Jussaume, Claire Marris and Katerina Psarikidou

Frequency: 3 issues per year 
ISSN: 0798-1759