This is a working paper in which I explore some ideas I’ve been working with. It takes a long and comprehensive view of where we are, how we got here, and what might help get out of here. It uses a concept of ideology-action-structure complexes which so far as I know is my own, identifying some of the dominant ones. It also draws on radical post-colonial or rather de-colonial thought from Latin America but also exploring how coloniality is important for understanding the context in the core countries of the world system.
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Erratum: one reference has disappeared from the web address I cited – here is an alternative location. It’s recommended, a very interesting article that spells out a lot of the thinking that I draw upon. Grosfoguel, R. (2008, July 4). Transmodernity, border thinking, and global coloniality:…
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