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Dialectics in World Politics

Author: Shannon Brincat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317413083

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their own research by showcasing its effectiveness for understanding and transforming world politics. Contributions demonstrate a number of innovative ways in which dialectical thinking can be of benefit to the study of world politics by covering three thematic concerns: (i) conceptual or meta-theoretical dimensions of dialectics; (ii) methodological features and general principles of dialectical approaches; and (iii) applications and/or case studies that deploy a dialectical approach to world politics. Canvassing a diverse range of dialectical approaches on key issues in world politics – from global security to postcolonial resistances, from the theoretical problems of reification and complexity, to the study of the global futures and the intercultural historical expressions of dialectics – Dialectics and World Politics offers key insights into the social forces and contradictions that are generative of transformation in world politics and yet routinely downplayed in orthodox approaches to international relations. Each chapter demonstrates how dialectics can be utilized more broadly in the discipline and deployed in a critical fashion as part of an emancipatory project. This book was originally published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Issues in the Contemporary Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

The Dynamics of Struggle and Resistance

Author: G. Harrison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230502822

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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Graham Harrison investigates contemporary African politics by privileging the dynamics of political struggle and resistance. Through the analysis of peasant politics, debt and structural adjustment, democratization and identity politics, the author shows the importance of resistance and agency. Detailed studies of Mozambique, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso demonstrate how political organization and resistance have been closely ingrained in particular post-colonial trajectories. An original and refreshing approach to the study of African politics, this will be a useful textbook for upper level undergraduates and postgraduate students.

Globalization and Global History

Author: Barry K. Gills,William R. Thompson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415701368

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 946

It will appeal to anyone interested in globalization and its origins.

Globalization and Global Citizenship

Interdisciplinary Approaches

Author: Irene Langran,Tammy Birk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317377117

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Globalization and Global Citizenship examines the meaning and realities of global citizenship as a manifestation of recent trends in globalization. In an interdisciplinary approach, the chapters outline and analyse the most significant dimensions of global citizenship, including transnational, historical, and cultural variations in its practice; foreign and domestic policy influences; and its impact on personal identities. The contributions ask and explore questions that are of immediate relevance for today’s scholars, including: How does globalization in its current form present a new set of challenges for states, non-state actors, and individual citizens? How has globalization diminished, expanded, or complicated notions of citizenship? What rights could exist outside the context of state sovereignty? How can social accountability be imagined beyond the borders of towns, cities, or states? What forms of political representational legitimacy could be productive on the global level? When is it useful, possible or desirable for individuals to identify with global political communities? Drawing together a broad range of contributors and cutting edge research the volume offers chapters that seek to reflect the full spectrum of approaches and topics, providing a valuable resource which highlights the value of an extended and thoughtful study of the idea and practice of global citizenship within a broader consideration of the processes of globalization. It will be of great use to graduates and scholars of international relations, sociology, and global studies/affairs, as well as globalization.

Governance and Resistance in World Politics

Author: David Armstrong,James David Armstrong,Theo Farrell,Bice Maiguashca

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546997

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The emergence of global governance in several key areas calls into question conventional understandings of world politics in terms of conflicts of interests between sovereign states under conditions of anarchy. At the same time the new phenomena of anti-globalisation demonstrations, transnational social movements and an emergent global civil society point to important developments in international relations. Leading scholars reflect on the usefulness of thinking about these processes as a dichotomy between the politics of governance and the politics of resistance, and consider its application to several areas of international relations.

Comparative Education

The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

Author: Carlos Alberto Torres,Robert F. Arnove

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742574504

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Comparative Education examines the common problems facing education systems around the world as the result of global economic, social, and cultural forces. Issues related to the governance, financing, provision, processes, and outcomes of education systems for differently situated social groups are described and analyzed in specific regional, national, and local contexts.

Metaphor and Dialectic in Managing Diversity

Author: C. Schwabenland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137022671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Metaphor and dialectic are modes of thinking that influence the ways in which we identify what we have in common with others, how we differ and how we manage this diversity to achieve organizational goals. This book explores how we can become more aware of these unconscious processes and challenge stereotypes.

Weltstaat und Weltstaatlichkeit

Beobachtungen globaler politischer Strukturbildung

Author: Mathias Albert,Rudolf Stichweh

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531906364

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In diesem Buch findet sich mit den Begriffen von Weltstaat und Weltstaatlichkeit ein anregendes Potenzial zur systematischen Beobachtung globaler politisch-rechtlicher Strukturbildung, welches die bisher eher fragmentarisch bleibenden Beobachtungsmöglichkeiten der bekannten Ansätze von Globalisierung und Global Governance grundlegend erweitert. Mit Beiträgen von Mathias Albert, Rudolf Stichweh, Andreas Fischer-Lescano und Gunther Teubner, Hauke Brunkhorst, Andreas Niederberger, Helmut Willke, Lothar Brock und Lutz Leisering.

Readings in Globalization

Key Concepts and Major Debates

Author: George Ritzer,Zeynep Atalay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405132736

Category: Political Science

Page: 477

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This engaging anthology introduces students to the major concepts of globalization within the context of the key debates and disputes. 'Readings in Globalization' illustrates that major debates in the field are not only useful to examine for their own merit but can extend our knowledge of globalization.

Comparative Education

The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

Author: Robert F. Arnove,Carlos Alberto Torres,Stephen Franz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442217766

Category: Education

Page: 508

View: 4883

Now in its fourth edition, this book provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functions and outcomes of education systems.

The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569096

Category: Political Science

Page: 636

View: 8224

Now in its fifth edition, this title has been fully revised and updated in the light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics.

Rethinking Globalization

Production, Politics, Actions

Author: Richard Worthington

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 9273

The globalization of human affairs replaces familiar, localized processes with abstract, fluid boundaries. The theoretical discussion of this trend has largely been a celebration of progress, but the worldwide financial crises of 1997 have undermined its credibility. In 'Rethinking Globalization, ' Richard Worthington reveals the conceptual foundations of global processes, describes the political economy of high-tech global production, and challenges its authenticity and inevitability. Policy, he argues, is driven by a technocratic mindset that addresses social and ecological problems through ineffective half-measures. In the final chapters, Worthington shows that the most compelling examples of social improvements stem from grassroot activism and social movements. These movements arise from local realities and common sense, enabling people to challenge global fantasies and promote equitable, sustainable alternatives.

Globalization in Crisis

Author: Barry K. Gills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 9728

This book analyses the present global financial and economic crisis, the most severe in nearly a century, and a wider set of multiple and converging crises with aspects and repercussions that go well beyond the current economic climate. Written by some of the world’s leading international scholars in the field of Globalization studies and related disciplines, this important collection addresses numerous key aspects of the relationship between Globalization and global crises, past, present, and future. It sheds new light and understanding on the concept and theory of Globalization and of ‘crisis’. The authors explore such issues as global finance and financial regulation, neoliberal ideology and policy, the ‘crisis of globalization’, the decline of Western hegemony, world systemic crisis, the moral crisis of ‘Western capitalism’, environmental and climate change crises, world order, hyper-violence and the international system, a crisis of the ‘global modern’ and a global civilisational and hostpric crisis, the rise of the global South, the historical dialectics of capital and social responses to crisis, the future of capitalism and the prospects for transformative alternatives. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Rethinking globalism

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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What is the hottest American export since 9/11? The contributors to this provocative volume contend that it is Western style globalism--the dominant free market ideology that determines everything from most favored nation status to the declaration of war. In this much-needed post September 11th analysis, an interdisciplinary author team shows how central concepts like globalization, liberty, free markets, and free trade are increasingly being subordinated to and lumped together with the war on terrorism led by the U.S. and its allies.

Globalization and Third World Women

Exploitation, Coping and Resistance

Author: Ligaya Lindio-McGovern,Ms Isidor Wallimann

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494462

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Adopting the notion of 'third world' as a political as well as a geographical category, this volume analyzes marginalized women's experiences of globalization. It unravels the intersections of race, culture, ethnicity, nationality and class which have shaped the position of these women in the global political economy, their cultural and their national history. In addition to a thematically structured and highly informative investigation, the authors offer an exploration of the policy implications which are commonly neglected in mainstream literature. The result is a must have volume for sociological academics, social policy experts and professionals working within non-governmental organizations.

Gramsci, Political Economy, and International Relations Theory

Modern Princes and Naked Emperors

Author: A. Ayers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230616615

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 632

This book seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sustained engagement and critique of neo-Gramscian analyses available in the literature. In examining neo-Gramscian analyses in IR/IPE, the book engages with two fundamental concerns in international relations: (i) The question of historicity and (ii) The analysis of radical transformation.

Rethinking Empowerment

Gender and Development in a Global/Local World

Author: Jane L. Parpart,Shirin M. Rai,Kathleen A. Staudt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134472110

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 4792

Rethinking Empowerment looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and calls for a new approach to empowerment. An approach that adopts a more nuanced, feminist interpretation of power and em(power)ment, recognises that local empowerment is always embedded in regional, national and global contexts, pays attention to institutional structures and politics and acknowledges that empowerment is both a process and an outcome. Moreover, the book warns that an obsession with measurement rather than process can undermine efforts to foster transformative and empowering outcomes. It concludes that power must be restored as the centrepiece of empowerment. Only then will the term and its advocates provide meaningful ammunition for dealing with the challenges of an increasingly unequal, and often sexist, global/local world.

Cosmopolitan Memory in Europe's 'Backwaters'

Rethinking Civility

Author: Rodanthi Tzanelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136741593

Category: HISTORY

Page: 208

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Cosmpolitan Memory in Europe’s ‘Backwaters’ reconsiders the definitional relationships of ‘national character’ and ‘national heritage’ in the context of Western industrial modernity. Taking as a case study the Greek islands of Skiathos and Skopelos which served as cinematic locations for the blockbuster Mamma Mia! (2008), the book explores how national identity - once shaped by political, cultural and religious practices - can now be reduced to little more than an ideal, created and sold globally by Western industries such as tourism and film. Tzanelli argues how the film encouraged the development of regional competitions that further enhanced the emotive potential of a Greek nationalist discourse that projects the blame for regional favouritism onto Western agents and the nation-state itself. It also takes into consideration the historical background of this controversy, which finds roots in the religious heritage of the South-eastern Mediterranean region – in particular, the notions of Byzantine Christianity which the Greeks used to set against the Islamic traditions of their Ottoman colonisers to affirm their European civility.

Global Civil Society and Transversal Hegemony

The Globalization-Contestation Nexus

Author: Karen M. Buckley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135047839

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

View: 2174

There has been clear recognition of tendencies towards uncritically celebrating resistance and the need for critical appraisal within the literature on globalization and contestation. This book provides a conceptual history of global civil society and a critical examination of the politics of resistance in the global political economy. It uses a dialectical method of analysis to illustrate the conceptual stasis of mainstream approaches to questions of globalization and contestation, while demonstrating the potential of a Gramscian approach to reconstitute hegemony as a key analytical and explanatory tool. Buckley offers insight to the movements of transversal hegemony and existent and anticipated modes of social relation through the case studies of the World Social Forum and the World People's Conference on Climate Change. Offering a more comprehensive understanding of change in the global political economy, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of international political economy, globalization, global civil society, sociology, and the politics resistance.

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