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dc.titleGlobalization, power and the politics of scale in the Philippines
dc.contributor.authorKelly, P.F.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-06T10:27:43Z
dc.date.available2014-05-06T10:27:43Z
dc.date.issued1997-05
dc.identifier.citationKelly, P.F. (1997-05). Globalization, power and the politics of scale in the Philippines. Geoforum 28 (2) : 151-171. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00167185
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52241
dc.description.abstractBased on a case study from the Philippines, this paper argues that globalization forms a material set of processes, but also a political discourse employed to legitimize certain power relations. I argue, firstly, that scales, and particularly the global scale, can be viewed as social constructions reflecting political interests rather than neutral categories of geographical space. I suggest that a particular discourse of globalization is deployed to legitimize an economic and political agenda in which development is based on international investment flows and production for export. Using the Philippines as an example, I trace the translation of globalization discourse into development policies based on place marketing, investment incentives and infrastructure provision. Drawing on fieldwork in the industrializing fringe of Metropolitan Manila, I recount local reactions to a proposed development project. Successful opposition to the project in question - a 330MW power station - provides some instructive lessons concerning the politicization of scale and appropriate strategies of resistance. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectDevelopment
dc.subjectGlobalization
dc.subjectNon-governmental organizations
dc.subjectPhilippines
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectScale
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES
dc.description.sourcetitleGeoforum
dc.description.volume28
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page151-171
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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