Globalization” and the “Permanent” Process of “Primitive Accumulation”: The Example of the MAI, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment

  • Claudia von Werlhof

Abstract

At the 1985 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Washington, I had, at the invitation of Immanuel Wallerstein, the opportunity to present my theses on the subject Why Peasants and Housewives do not Disappear in the Capitalist World System (Werlhof 1985). Some years later, in an article with the same title, I dealt with the basic thesis of the presentation at ASA for the entire process of accumulation, namely the permanent relevance of processes of so-called primitive accumulation(1991). I am glad to come back to the subject in my contribution to thiscommemorative volume, though I shall deal with it in a new context: theso-called globalization debate.
Published
2000-11-26
How to Cite
von Werlhof, C. (2000). Globalization” and the “Permanent” Process of “Primitive Accumulation”: The Example of the MAI, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment. Journal of World-Systems Research, 6(3), 728-747. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2000.199
Section
World-Systems Contemporary