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The world market, North-South relations, neoliberalism

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/02/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research
Number of pages22
Pages (from-to)207-228
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Marx’s analysis of the world market as the historical presupposition and posit of capital and its role in generalizing and intensifying the contradictions of capital on a world scale remains valid. Neo-liberalism and financialization reinforce world market completion, transform North-South relations, and modify relations within the South. Moreover, for Marx, the more integrated the world market becomes, the less scope there is to resolve crises by extending capitalist relations into previously marginal economic zones. When this crisis displacement strategy reaches its limit, increasingly severe general world crises would erupt, thereby indicating the need for a new historical form of production.