Globalisation or ‘glocalisation’? Networks, territories and rescaling

  title={Globalisation or ‘glocalisation’? Networks, territories and rescaling},
  author={E. Swyngedouw},
  journal={Cambridge Review of International Affairs},
  pages={25 - 48}
  • E. Swyngedouw
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Cambridge Review of International Affairs
  • This paper argues that the alleged process of globalisation should be recast as a process of ‘glocalisation’. ‘Glocalisation’ refers to the twin process whereby, firstly, institutional/regulatory arrangements shift from the national scale both upwards to supra‐national or global scales and downwards to the scale of the individual body or to local, urban or regional configurations and, secondly, economic activities and inter‐firm networks are becoming simultaneously more localised/regionalised… CONTINUE READING
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