The State in the accumulation process through disposession in the municipality of Chalco, state of Mexico

Cuadernos de Geografía: Revista Colombiana de Geografía. 2009;0(18):25-34


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Journal Title: Cuadernos de Geografía: Revista Colombiana de Geografía

ISSN: 0121-215X (Print); 2256-5442 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Society/Institution: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Departamento de Geografía

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Geography (General)

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian, Portuguese, English

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Luis Alberto Salinas Arreortua (Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 33 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Enlightened by the debate on the restructuration of the world economy and accepting the existence of a post-fordist transition, this paper analyzes the socio-territorial impacts produced by the implementation of neoliberal policies, particularly the constitutional article 27 in 1992, which has made possible the incorporation of land of social property into the real-state market in Mexico. Given these circumstances, the concept of accumulation through dispossession is used to evidence the current situation, in which economic neoliberalism characterizes urban expansion. Such is the case of the municipality of Chalco, where the social and economic problems of the local people are worsening everyday. This work proposes an approach wich binds recent transformations with the process of capitalist accumulation through dispossession, a process that is evidenced by the growing development of housing complexes.