Global Capitalism Theory and the Emergence of Transnational Elites

  title={Global Capitalism Theory and the Emergence of Transnational Elites},
  author={William I. Robinson},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  pages={349 - 363}
  • W. Robinson
  • Published 1 May 2012
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Critical Sociology
The class and social structure of developing nations has undergone profound transformation in recent decades as each nation has incorporated into an increasingly integrated global production and financial system. National elites have experienced a new fractionation. Emergent transnationally-oriented elites grounded in globalized circuits of accumulation compete with older nationally-oriented elites grounded in more protected and often state-guided national and regional circuits. Nationally… 

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