Global Post-Fordism and Concepts of the State



Published Jan 15, 2021
Alessandro Bonanno William H. Friedland Luis Llambi Terry Marsden Manuel Belo Moreira Robert Schaeffer


Following a review of the literature on the State and some of the basic features of global post-Fordism, it is maintained that global post-Fordism can be synthesized through a set of four dialectical relationships: deregulation/re-regulation, fragmentation/coordination, mobility/embeddedness and empowerment/disempowerment. Moreover, it is argued that: 1) the State in global post-Fordism cannot be thought of exclusively in national terms; 2) its re-conceptualization must entail a transnational dimension; 3) the State cannot be conceptualized exclusively in terms of formal public appearances, agents and agencies; and 4) non-public apparatuses, agents and agencies must be included in the analysis.

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Bonanno, A., H. Friedland, W. , Llambi, .L. , Marsden, T. , Belo Moreira, M. and Schaeffer, R. 2021. Global Post-Fordism and Concepts of the State . The International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food. 4, (Jan. 2021), 11–29. DOI:
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