Conferencia Magistral de Manuel Castells

Conference by Manuel Castells at the Central Bank of Bolivia, published in March 2017, in which he wonders whether a reversion of the globalisation phenomenon is possible. Castells defines globalization as a process by which a system has the capacity to function as a unit in real time, on a planetary scale. Currently, we are experiencing an 'identity resistance to globalization': in Europe, with resistance movements against the European Union, and in the US, with Trump. In this new reconfiguration of the globalization, the state is the central actor again, compensating the power of the transnational capital.


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