Globalized Authoritarianism: Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco
University of Minnesota Press, 2018
Paper: 978-1-5179-0081-6 | Cloth: 978-1-5179-0080-9
Library of Congress Classification HC810.B64 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.964
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A rich investigation into Morocco’s urban politics
In Globalized Authoritarianism, Koenraad Bogaert links more abstract questions of government, globalization, and neoliberalism with concrete changes in the city. Bogaert goes deep beneath the surface of Morocco’s urban prosperity to reveal how neoliberal government and the increased connectivity engendered by global capitalism transformed Morocco’s leading urban spaces, opening up new sites for capital accumulation, creating enormous class divisions, and enabling new innovations in state authoritarianism. Analyzing these transformations, he argues that economic globalization does not necessarily lead to increased democratization but to authoritarianism with a different face, to a form of authoritarian government that becomes more and more a globalized affair.
Showing how Morocco’s experiences have helped produce new forms of globalization, Bogaert offers a bridge between in-depth issues of Middle Eastern studies and broader questions of power, class, and capital as they continue to evolve in the twenty-first century.
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