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Popular Dissent, Human Agency and Global Politics : Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Hardcover) - Roland Bleiker

Popular Dissent, Human Agency and Global Politics

Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 3rd February 2000
ISBN: 9780521770996
Number Of Pages: 310

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Popular dissent, such as street demonstrations and civil disobedience, has become increasingly transnational in nature and scope. As a result, a local act of resistance can acquire almost immediately a much larger, cross-territorial dimension. This book draws upon a broad and innovative range of sources to scrutinise this central but often neglected aspect of global politics. Through case studies that span from Renaissance perceptions of human agency to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the author examines how the theory and practice of popular dissent has emerged and evolved during the modern period. Dissent, he argues, is more than just transnational. It has become an important 'transversal' phenomenon: an array of diverse political practices which not only cross national boundaries, but also challenge the spatial logic through which these boundaries frame international relations.

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'Bleiker's book is a beautiful disruption of IR's contemporary theoretical doldrums. It is ambitious - both in structure and purpose - yet aware of its limits, and the impossibility (indeed undesirability) of final resolution for many of the issues it raises.' Millennium

Introduction
A Genealogy of Popular Dissent
Rhetorics of dissent in renaissance humanism
Romanticism and the dissemination of radical resistance
Global legacies of popular dissent
Reading and Rereading Transversal Struggles
From essentialist to discursive conceptions of power
Of 'Men', 'Women' and discursive domination
Of great events and what makes them great
Discursive Terrains of Dissent
Mapping everyday global resistance
Resistance at the edge of language games
Political boundaries, poetic transgressions
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521770996
ISBN-10: 0521770998
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 3rd February 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 15.75  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.6

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