Institutional Trends of Globalization and Anti- Neoliberal Models of Social and Economic Development


  • Виктор Зинченко
Keywords: globalization, regionalization, the world economy, deliberative management, neocapitalism, self-government


[In Russian]

The article focuses on the transformations of societies and economies within the unfolding globalization. Institutional processes of integration and regionalization in modern industrial systems are investigated. The specificity of post-industrial strategies of the development and various patterns of governance are discussed herewith. Ideological, social, and economic trends, as well as the concept of subsidiarity and deliberative management, are introduced in the context.
One might have recently observed a significant reorganization of economic and political systems worldwide. For the last decades recorded attempts to impose the neoliberal policy have been easy to notice, which implied the reorganization according to the business model. The present global neoliberal reform stands as a rigid and nonflexible system of adaptation to the requirements of market, which involves the reduction of given knowledge, discarding scholarly critical academism and theorization, total specialization, and so forth. As a result of this reform, first, population is supposed to acquire skills instead of knowledge, especially technical skills that transform people into experts in narrow areas, which in turn transforms them in a cheap tool, as much as possible depending on an employer. Secondly, it implies reducing to a minimum the ability of critical thinking and of self-organization, in order to hollow and disable the civil society. Therefore,
it is important not only to criticize rigid neoliberal models, but also to offer viable alternatives. Within the context, critical social philosophy strives for radical democratization that will promote the development of the person, civilization and community, and also social justice and strengthening of democratic participation in all spheres of social life. It will create a counterbalance to the values of industrial capital and high technologies. Studying the controversies of global development is necessary both for theoretical apprehension of today’s prospects of the world progressive policy as such and for practical attempts to change the world to the best in the interests of the public majority. 


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Зинченко, В. (2016). Institutional Trends of Globalization and Anti- Neoliberal Models of Social and Economic Development. Topos, (2-3), 62-83. Retrieved from