Ilias Alami and Adam Dixon have just published a new paper in Political Geography.


  • The category state capitalism is rapidly becoming a central geopolitical marker.
  • It acts as a powerful tool in hierarchizing the spaces of world politics.
  • It is saturated with notions of hostility, competition, deviance and abnormality.
  • It reproduces imperial/racialized discourses of a deviant and threatening non-west.
  • It allows policy adjustments in the areas of foreign policy, trade, and development.