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The Global Resistance Reader - Louise Amoore

The Global Resistance Reader

Paperback Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9780415335843
Number Of Pages: 449

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In Genoa, riot police sent in to quell demonstrations against a summit of the G8 end up killing a young Italian activist; the Zapatistas organize resistance to the exploitation of their communities in Mexico; in Seattle thousands take to the streets against the WTO and provide a huge shock to our global rulers; worldwide activism ensures that Third World debt becomes a key issue on the international stage; a former World Bank economist writes a best-selling critique of globalization; riots break out in the sleepy Swiss town of Geneva; an anti-corporate analysis by a Canadian journalist becomes a surprise worldwide bestseller calledNo Logo. Something is happening. The Global Resistance Readerprovides the first comprehensive account of the phenomenal rise of transnational social movements which have opposed the financial, economic and political hegemony of large international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The conceptualdebates, substantive themes and case studies have been selected to open up the idea of global resistance to interrogation and discussion by students and to provide a one-stop orientation for researchers, journalists, policymakers and activists.

'A very timely collection and one that is very important ... it will appeal to growing numbers of students for example on both sides of the Atlantic, working in the fields of unternational political economy/international relations who wish to try to understand the restructuring of the global political economy, an in particular the way in which particulat forms of and patterns of resistance can be understood and theorised, and indeed ultimately engaged with/in.'

Professor Stephen Gill, York University, Canada

'Ideal for advanced undergraduates - as well as postgraduate - courses dealing with world politics, global political economy, social movements, and so on.'

Professor Mark Rupert, Syracuse University, USA

'An original, timely and useful initiative ... the book could be used in most international studies courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.'

Alex Colas, University of Sussex, UK

'Transnational (or global) resistance movements are becoming increasingly important ... I certiankly would use [this book] as a set textbook for my course on the politics of social change. I would also list it as recommended reading for my introduction to peace and conflict studies.'

Ronald Bleiker, Griffith University, Australia

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: global resistance - global politicsp. 1
Conceptualizing resistance: theories and problematicsp. 13
Conceptualizing resistance to globalizationp. 17
State and civil societyp. 28
Gramsci, hegemony and international relations: an essay in methodp. 35
The self-regulating market and the fictitious commodities: labor, land, and moneyp. 48
Theorizing the interregnum: the double movement and global politics in the 1990sp. 54
The infrapolitics of subordinate groupsp. 65
The silent revolution and the weapons of the weak: transformation and innovation from belowp. 74
Methodp. 86
Writing human agency after the death of Godp. 92
Situating resistance: what's in a movement?p. 99
Civil society at the turn of the millennium: prospects for an alternative world orderp. 103
Global civil society: perspectives, initiatives, movementsp. 124
Social movements/world politicsp. 136
Toward a postmodern prince? The battle in Seattle as a moment in the new politics of globalisationp. 150
Farewell to the 'end of history': organization and vision in anti-corporate movementsp. 158
Quebec City 2001 and the making of transnational subjectsp. 169
Porto Alegre: today's bandung?p. 190
The new world order: passive revolution or transformative process?p. 194
Exploring resistances: peoples, practices, politicsp. 209
Some theoretical 'musings' about gender and resistancep. 215
The politics of resistance: women as nonstate, antistate, and transstate actorsp. 226
Globalization, governance and gender: rethinking the agenda for the twenty-first centuryp. 244
Toward an international social-movement unionismp. 257
Workers North and Southp. 273
Globalizing sex workers' rightsp. 289
Debt and development
Culture, economics, and politics in Latin American social movements: theory and researchp. 299
The economic bondage of debt - and the birth of a new movementp. 311
Globalization and local resistance: the case of Shell versus the Ogonip. 318
Power politicsp. 328
Environmental regenerationp. 337
Environmental activism and world civic politicsp. 346
Cultures of resistance: technologies, tactics, tensionsp. 357
Stronger than ever: far from fizzling out, the global justice movement is growing in numbers and maturityp. 361
Grassrooting the space of flowsp. 363
Digital networks and the state: some governance questionsp. 371
Carnival of money: politics of dissent in an era of globalizing financep. 379
Beyond the war of words: cautious resistance and calculated conformityp. 392
Political boundaries, poetic transgressionsp. 411
Sounds of resistancep. 423
Culture jamming: ads under attackp. 437
Indexp. 445
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ISBN: 9780415335843
ISBN-10: 0415335841
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 449
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 1