The double Movement

There was a therory discussed last night that put forth the proposition, that Globalization is a contradictory process wherin there is a double movement. One movement is the force of Centralization (more economic control within the state) and on the other, Fragmentation into independent entities. The theory was developed by Karl Polonyi who discribed the movement as being the difference between “a market economy and an economy with markets”. The two movements react to the global technological revolution, and the restructuring of capital. Does this mean that the recent proliforation of NGO’s is a direct responce to the global double movement and / or the “hollowing out” of the state?

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