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K. Gills a, Barry (2010) Globalization, Crisis and Transformation: World
Systemic Crisis and the Historical Dialectics of Capital. Globalizations Vol. 7, Nos. 1–2: 275-288.

This article addresses the meaning of ‘crisis’ in both contemporary and historical perspective, utilising crisis as an analytical concept to understand transformation in socio-historical system structure and world order. It examines the nature of ‘capital’ and its relation to crisis through an understanding of the historical dialectics of capital(ism). The article presents a summary of a general theory of world systemic crisis, drawing upon analysis of world historical patterns, including the key factors: overextraction, overconcentration, underconsumption, and underinvestment, the concept of ‘parasitic appropriation’ or ‘parasitic accumulation’, ‘hegemonic transition’ and ‘entropy’. It concludes with a discussion of the relation between globalization and crisis and the potential for a new radical politics of transformation in the context of the present global crisis.

Este artý´culo trata con el significado de ‘crisis’ tanto en la perspectiva contempora´nea como en la histo´rica, utilizando la crisis como un concepto analý´tico para entender la transformacio´n en una estructura del sistema socio histo´rico y orden mundial. Examina la naturaleza del ‘capital’ y su relacio´n a la crisis, a trave´s de un entendimiento de la diale´ctica histo´rica del capital(ismo). El artý´culo presenta un resumen de una teorý´a general de crisis siste´mica mundial, a partir del ana´lisis de modelos histo´ricos mundiales, que incluyen factores claves: extraccio´n, y concentracio´n en exceso, bajo consumo y baja inversio´n, el concepto de ‘apropiacio´n parasitaria’ o ‘acumulacio´n arasitaria’, ‘transicio´n hegemo´nica’ y ‘entropý´a’. Concluye con una discusio´n de la relacio´n entre la globalizacio´n y la crisis y el potencial para nuevas polý´ticas radicales de transformacio´n en el contexto de la crisis global actual.

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