Space, Matter, and Technology in Globalization of the Past and Future

  • Stephen G. Bunker
  • Paul S. Ciccantell
Part of the The Evolutionary Processes in World Politics Series book series (EPWP)


In this chapter, we apply the materio-spatial logic of new historical materialism (Ciccantell and Bunker 2002) to analysis of the technological, financial, political, ideological, and social organizational innovations that sustained the successful campaigns of five nations—Portugal, Holland, Great Britain, the United States, and Japan—to dominate world trade. We use this logic to explain how the ascent of each national economy has moved the world economy further toward globalization by increasing its material intensity and the spatial expanse.


World Economy World Trade Organizational Innovation Generative Sector Historical Materialism 
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