Beyond state-centrism? Space, territoriality, and geographical scale in globalization studies

  title={Beyond state-centrism? Space, territoriality, and geographical scale in globalization studies},
  author={Neil Brenner},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  • N. Brenner
  • Published 1 February 1999
  • Sociology
  • Theory and Society
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