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Contesting Global Order

Author : James H. Mittelman
ISBN : 9781136865060
Genre : Political Science
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Contesting Global Order traces dominant values and patterns on a world level over the last half century. Including a framing introduction written for the volume, this book presents James H. Mittelman’s most influential essays. It offers cross-regional analysis, drawing on his fieldwork in nine countries in Africa and Asia. This research explores mechanisms by which prevailing knowledge about global order is implicated in its deep tensions: chiefly, the impetus for development and global governance embodies aspirations for attaining wellbeing and upholding human dignity; yet market- and state-driven globalization embraces basic ideas inscribed in power, thus increasing vulnerability and making the world more insecure. Rather than exalt one element in this quandary over another, Mittelman shows how different aspects of the relationship collide. Examining cases of specific localities, international organizations, and social movements, this grounded study unveils evolving structures that shape our times. It projects scenarios for future global order and how to make it work for the have-nots. Mittelman consistently forges a critical perspective throughout this collection. His reflections cut against conventions in international studies and, more generally, global order. This volume will be of great interest to all students and practitioners of development, global governance, and globalization.

Contesting Global Governance

Author : Robert O'Brien
ISBN : 0521774403
Genre : Political Science
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This book argues that increasing engagement between international institutions and sectors of civil society is producing a new form of global governance. The authors investigate 'complex multilateralism' by studying the relationship between three multilateral economic institutions (the IMF, World Bank, and World Trade Organization), and three global social movements (environmental, labour and women's movements). They provide a rich comparative analysis of the institutional response to social movement pressure, tracing institutional change, policy modification and social movement tactics as they struggle to influence the rules and practices governing trade, finance and development regimes. The contest to shape global governance is increasingly being conducted upon a number of levels and amongst a diverse set of actors. Analysing a unique breadth of institutions and movements, this book charts an important part of that contest.

Contesting Globalization

Author : André C. Drainville
ISBN : 9781134364732
Genre : Political Science
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Contesting Globalization makes an innovative and original addition to the literature on globalization examining the challenges faced by those wishing to develop progressive visions of transparent global governance and civil society. This new study closely traces the history and development of the institutions of global governance (The World Bank, IMF, WTO etc.) as well as the emergence of the anti-globalization movement. The author argues that we are at a unique moment where social forces have moved from national and international struggles to a global struggle and intervention in the world economy. A series of case studies examine the ways in which cities have become contested sites for global struggles from the London dockworkers strikes of the nineteenth century to the recent demonstrations against the international financial institutions in Genoa, Seattle and Washington.

The Global Governance Reader

Author : Rorden Wilkinson
ISBN : 0415332060
Genre : Political Science
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This unique book presents students and scholars with a comprehensive and considered overview of the way in which the world is governed. Rorden Wilkinson draws together seventeen of the most significant works by leading specialists in the field to explore the role of global institutions from the United Nations (UN) and NATO, to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Introductions to each article locate the readings within the broader global governance literature and provide a useful intellectual and historical context. Key concepts include: the concept of global governance possibilities and challenges the governance of global capitalism humanitarian crisis finance and development health and environment global civil society. The Global Governance Reader is the ideal introduction to the key theories and issues behind the most significant emerging areas in world politics.

The Global Politics Of Globalization

Author : Barry K. Gills
ISBN : 9781317996873
Genre : Political Science
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Are we moving inexorably towards a ‘new empire’ or is global civil society transforming global politics into a ‘new cosmopolis’? In The Global Politics of Globalization, the alternatives of ‘Empire’ and ‘Cosmopolis’ are counter-poised as representative of two antithetical conceptions and practices of world order, both historically and in the present era, and each expresses an alternative idea of human unity and community. Today, global politics is embroiled in a clash of globalizations, a clash between these two opposed forms of world order. The contributions in the debate range from deep historical reflections on world civilizations, critique of neoliberal economics and imperialism, new thinking on the ideals and practices of (global) citizenship, the philosophical basis for cosmopolitan politics, and the emergence of new forms of global social forces and movements. Previously published as a special issue of Globalizations, this book brings together a very distinguished set of contributors to explore and debate the relationship between globalization processes and world order in light of recent controversies over the return of ‘empire’.

Global Governance

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Power Shifts And Global Governance

Author : Ashwani Kumar
ISBN : 9780857289315
Genre : Political Science
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‘Power Shifts and Global Governance: Challenges from South and North’ presents an eclectic theoretical framework for emerging architectures of global governance through examining country and regional case studies from the perspective of 'great power shifts' in the twenty-first century. The book analytically and empirically explores the role of global civil society, discusses the implications of the rise of India and China, analyses regional security issues in Latin America and the Middle East and develops proposals for possible summit and UN reforms.

China Engages Global Governance

Author : Gerald Chan
ISBN : 9781135449988
Genre : Political Science
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"This book focuses on China's increasing involvement in global governance as a result of the phenomenal rise in its global power. It provides a comprehensive assessment of China's increasing influence over how world affairs are being managed, how other major powers are reacting to the increasing Chinese clout in global governance, and what the consequences and implications are for the evolving global system and world order as well as for China itself."--Publisher's description.

Civilizing Globalization

Author : Richard Sandbrook
ISBN : 0791456676
Genre : Social Science
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Discusses the many facets of globalization in easy to understand language.

Living With Globalization

Author : Paul Hopper
ISBN : 9781847886132
Genre : Political Science
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The term 'globalization' generally refers to the homogenization of cultures across the world due to Western encroachment. However, as this book explains, the process is far more subtle, complex and uneven. Taking as its starting point the fundamental question of whether globalization exists, Living with Globalization provides a lively discussion of one of the most used and abused concepts in the twenty-first century. If globalization is a valid construct, it manifests itself in lived experience, not in abstract theories. Examining the ways in which globalization is contributing to patterns of conflict, Living with Globalization explores a variety of case studies, ranging from 9/11 to identity formation. The book reveals the complex ramifications of globalization on society, government and everyday lives.

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