Friedmann perceives a global crisis which he traces to the dissolution of territorial relations. This he believes results from penetration of the global system of markets into the remotest corners of the world, undermining tradition cultures and ways of life. The consequence is incipient breakdown, he asserts, and we need to repoliticize space and subordinate the power of capital to the collective will of people organized to work toward common ends. This deliberately provocative collection of essays includes an autobiographical fragment providing contextual information about the author.

part I|141 pages

Urbanization In The Global Economy

part III|2 pages


chapter 11|15 pages

The Crisis of Belief

part |2 pages

Appendix to Chapter Two “The Crisis Of Transition” An Exchange