TERRITORIAL POLITICAL ECONOMYAND FORCES OF DISPERSION AND CONCENTRATION IN BRAZILIAN AGRIBUSINESS
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At the beginning of the 21stcentury, the Brazilian state adopted an export stimulus package focused primarily on the primary sector, following as harpincreasein prices of agricultural commodities in the international market. This process is leading to changes in the territorial dynamics of the areas of modern agriculture, giving rise to a territorial political economy based on agribusiness. Among the various examples which we could have taken to demonstrate this territorial political economy, we directed attention to the relationship between centrifugal forces, tied to the advance of the agricultural frontier, and centripetal forces, stemming from the strengthening of the decision-making power of some points in the territory, especially the commanding role of the metropolis of Sao Paulo.