Making space for the new state capitalism, part I: Working with a troublesome category

Heather Whiteside, Ilias Alami, Adam D Dixon, Jamie Peck

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The theme issue ‘Making Space for the New State Capitalism’ brings together insights from critical economic geography and heterodox political economy through a series of papers to be published in three installments, each accompanied by an introductory essay written by the guest editors. In this, the first of these introductory commentaries, we highlight some of the potentially productive ambiguities that accompany the new state capitalism rubric. Subsequent introductory commentaries will consider the consequences of embracing relationality, spatiotemporality and uneven development (along with the second group of papers); and the challenges and opportunities of thinking conjuncturally (with the third group of papers).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and Space
Issue number1
Early online date12 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • capitalist state
  • state capitalism
  • state theory
  • state-owned enterprises
  • variegated capitalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)


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