A critical rejoinder to Manfred B. Steger
Manfred Steger’s response to our critique of globalization theory studiously avoids a confrontation with our basic thesis that nation-states are the principal agents of globalization and the continuing guarantors of the political and material conditions necessary for capital accumulation on a global scale. Steger still fails to recognize that the state is more than just one important actor in the global arena because a state has the capacity to extract resources (taxes), allocate resources (bureaucracy), and enforce decisions (police, military, and judiciary) that are binding on an entire society. No global nonstate actors identified by Steger have these capacities.
Clyde W. Barrow & Michelle Keck (2018) A critical rejoinder to Manfred B. Steger, Studies in Political Economy, 99:1, 106-109, DOI: 10.1080/07078552.2018.1440981
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