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Property, Power and PoliticsWhy We Need to Rethink the World Power System$
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Jean-Philippe Robé

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529213164

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.001.0001

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Introduction to Part II

Introduction to Part II

(p.185) Introduction to Part II
Property, Power and Politics

Jean-Philippe Robé

Policy Press

The second part of this book explains the position of global firms in the World Power System and how a renewed understanding of the effective structure of the Power System can lead to an adjustment of their role. Today’s World Power System is facing obvious difficulties to address potentially deadly issues such as climate change. This is in part due to the globalization of firms and of value chains which make it almost impossible for States to fulfil their internalizing and redistributive functions. States are now in the uncomfortable position of having to behave both as the whole and as the part, as the container and the content, as the inclusive instance of power and as a mere component included in a larger Power System....

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