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(in the context of capitalist crisis) avoiding the low-growth phase problem by exporting manufacturing to places with cheaper labour, thereby raising profits for a while

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This is what some have called the "spatial fix" to capitalist crisis.

—p.87 The End May Be Nigh, But For Whom? (71) by Michael Mann
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3 years, 2 months ago


Harvey has drawn attention to a different way of resolving crises of over-accumulation, which he refers to with the concept of ‘spatial fix’. This concept has two senses – one literal, the other metaphorical.

—p.105 The Revival of Theories of Imperialism (94) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
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2 years, 9 months ago


there can be no permanent 'outer' resolution or 'spatial fix' to the internal contradictions of capital

—p.134 The Space and Time of Value (127) by David Harvey
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2 years, 9 months ago


An expanded version of David Harvey’s concept of the spatial fix is helpful here for understanding this restructuring. Capital tried to resolve the problem of strong labor movements, and the threat to profitability that labor posed, by implementing a series of “fixes.”

—p.46 Workers of the World (45) by Beverly J. Silver
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2 years, 10 months ago


To avoid having to confront domestic resistance, which can be politically costly, policymakers might solve a crisis of over-accumulation by resorting to a 'spatial fix'--in other words, by opening up new consumer markets, labour markets and investment markets abroad.

—p.169 Five (145) by Jason Hickel
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2 years, 8 months ago


The primary objective is to overcome any possible blockage to the free circulation of capital across the world market. This opens up the possibility of cascading 'spatial fixes' to the capital surplus absorption problem.

—p.50 Capital Assembled (40) by David Harvey
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2 years, 10 months ago