The centre-periphery in knowledge production in the twenty-first century

SOURCE: Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2000
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.A.Odora-Hoppers
KEYWORDS: GLOBAL MARKETS, GLOBALISATION, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION, POLITICS
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1807

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Abstract

This paper examines the new configurations in global relations and the centrality of knowledge as the emerging currency in that relationship. Taking into account the vacuum created by the collapse of the Soviet Union, and especially the subduing effect that this has had on Marxist scholars and scholarship as the once core critical paradigm, the paper argues that the 'centre-periphery' fault line and dichotomy may be far less obvious to the younger generation than to the predecessors.