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Globalization and the Politics of Resistance : International Political Economy - Barry K. Gills

Globalization and the Politics of Resistance

International Political Economy

By: Barry K. Gills (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th April 2000
ISBN: 9780333970300
Number Of Pages: 321

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Rejecting economic determinism, this book sets out to establish the centrality of "the political" globalization. In a wide-ranging set of essays, distinguished contributors explore the new "strategies of resistance" emerging on local, national, regional, and global scales. The authors engage in critical rethinking of what practices now constitute viable political strategies in the world economy, focusing on popular responses to neoliberal globalization and the rearticulation of society, politics, and the state.

'No subject could be more important for the new century than popular resistance to globalization. This groundbreaking book marries theory and practice, tackling the problem head-on, with both realism and political imagination.' - Susan George

'Both world globalization and the complex reality are intelligently contested in this fascinating volume of studies of contemporary resistance. This is the sort of analysis that can bring the squabbling family of antisystemic movements together in a common struggle for a democratic and collectively rational global commonwealth.' - Christopher Chase-Dunn

'An impressive array of contributors. It is both timely and important that these essays should reach a wider audience. Globalization badly needs to be understood as something that can be contested. This volume gives insight into how this is already beginning to be done all over the world.' - Anthony J. Payne

'...a useful contribution to the existing literature on the subject.' - Bhubhindar Singh, ASEAN Economic Bulletin

'...the volume tackles various important issues about the process of globalization and the strategies of resistance in terms of both theory and practice. It is a useful contribution to the existing literature on the subject, especially when everyone is still trying to come to terms with the globalization phenomenon.' - ASEAN Economic Bulletin

Foreword: The Social Left and the Market Systemp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Notes on the Contributorsp. xxi
Globalization and Resistance: Thinking through Politics
Introduction: Globalization and the Politics of Resistancep. 3
Overturning 'Globalization': Resisting Teleology, Reclaiming Politicsp. 12
Conceptualizing Resistance to Globalizationp. 29
Resisting 'Globalization-from-Above' through 'Globalization-from-Below'p. 46
Globalization versus Community: Stakeholding, Communitarianism and the Challenge of Globalizationp. 57
Globalization and the Transformation of Economic Rightsp. 76
Rearticulation of the State in a Globalizing World Economyp. 91
Globalization and the Retreat of the Statep. 110
Strategies of Resistance: From the Local to the Globalp. 133
Social Movements, Local Places and Globalized Spaces: Implications for 'Globalization from Below'p. 135
From National Resistance to International Labour Politicsp. 150
Globalization and American Common Sense: Struggling to Make Sense of a Post-Hegemonic Worldp. 171
Globalization and Emancipation: From Local Empowerment to Global Reformp. 189
'Corporate Welfare' Campaigns in North Americap. 207
Neoliberal Globalization, Social Welfare and Trade Unions in Southeast Asiap. 220
Globalization, Islam and Resistancep. 241
Mexico, Neoliberal Restructuring and the EZLN: A Neo-Gramscian Analysisp. 255
Globalization and Local Resistance: The Case of Shell versus the Ogonip. 280
Structural Adjustment and the Response of Civil Society in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe: A Comparative Analysisp. 295
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780333970300
ISBN-10: 0333970306
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 321
Published: 7th April 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.07  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1