Confronting Globalization

Confronting Globalization : Humanity, Justice and the Renewal of Politics

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Informed by critical theory, the essays in this collection examine the complex dynamics of globalization, the challenges that confront democracy, justice and rights under globalization, and new approaches that seek to contest the excesses of globalization and promote the struggle for global justice. They form a challenging and timely volume that will be essential reading for anyone interested in the normative dimensions of globalization.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19.81mm | 500g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • XII, 280 p.
  • 1403945551
  • 9781403945556

Table of contents

Notes on the Contributors List of Abbreviations Confronting Globalization in the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction; P.Hayden & C.el-Ojeili PART I: UNDERSTANDING GLOBALIZATION'S CHALLENGES: POST-MARXISM AND BEYOND Postmodern Socialism Revisited; P.Beilharz Despotic Enlightenment: Rethinking Globalization after Foucault; R.Deacon Just Deconstruction? Derrida and Global Ethics; J.Brassett & F.Merke Empowering the Powerful, Enriching the Rich: On Neoliberalism, Economic Globalization and Social Criticism; B.Smart Tricky Business: Challenging Risk Theory and its Vision of a Better Global Future; F.Debrix PART II: RECONCEPTUALIZING CITIZENSHIP, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER GLOBALIZATION Between Empires: Rethinking Identity and Citizenship in the Context of Globalization; M.A.Peters Human Rights, Moral Articulacy and Democratic Dynamism: In Defence of Critical Normative Philosophy; M.Evans The Other Side of Obligation: Cosmopolitan Distributive Justice and Duties of the Less Affluent; L.Cabrera Environmentalism as Globalization from Above and Below: Can World Watchers Truly Represent the Earth?; T.W.Luke Globalization, Terrorism and Democracy: 9/11 and its Aftermath; D.Kellner PART III: RETHINKING GLOBALIZATION, RESISTANCE AND TRANSFORMATIVE POLITICS 'Alter-Globalization' and Social Movements: Towards Understanding Transnational Polticization; M.Weber 'Horizontals', 'Verticals' and the Conflicting Logics of Transformative Politics; A.Robinson & S.Tormey American Globalism 'Madison Avenue-Style': A Critique of US Public Diplomacy After 9-11; M.B.Steger Global Justice, the World Trade Organization and Free Trade; D.Moellendorf A Cosmopolitan Perspective on the Self-Determination of Peoples; D.Archibugi Index
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Review Text

'This is a rich set of perspectives on globalization that are well grounded in social and political theory.' - Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

'This is an exemplary collection of explorations of what contemporary social theory has to say about globalisation and the consequent need to rethink the possibilities of contemporary political life.' - R.B.J. Walker, Keele University, UK, and University of Victoria, Canada
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Review quote

'This is a rich set of perspectives on globalization that are well grounded in social and political theory.' - Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



'This is an exemplary collection of explorations of what contemporary social theory has to say about globalisation and the consequent need to rethink the possibilities of contemporary political life.' - R.B.J. Walker, Keele University, UK, and University of Victoria, Canada
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About Chamsy El-Ojeili

DANIELE ARCHIBUGI is Director of the Italian National Research Council, Italy
PETER BEILHARZ is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Thesis Eleven Centre for Critical Theory at La Trobe University, Australia
JAMES BRASSETT is a Research Student at the University of Warwick, UK
LUIS CABRERA is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Arizona State University West, USA
ROGER DEACON is Honorary Research Fellow in Human and Social Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
FRANCOIS DEBRIX is Associate Professor of International Relations at Florida International University, USA
MARK EVANS is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Wales, Swansea, UK
DOUGLAS KELLNER is George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
TIMOTHY W. LUKE is Programme Chair, Government and International Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs, and University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Institute Polytechnic and State University, USA
FREDERICO MERKE is PhD Student, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina
DARREL MOELLENDORF is Associate Professor of Philosophy, San Diego State University, USA
MICHAEL A. PETERS is Professor of Education, University of Glasgow, UK and University of Auckland, New Zealand
ANDREW ROBINSON is an Activist, based in Derby, UK
BARRY SMART is Professor of Sociology, University of Portsmouth, UK
MANFRED B. STEGER is Professor of Politics and Government, Illinois State University, USA
SIMON TORMEY is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Critical Theory, University of Nottingham, UK
MARTIN WEBER is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK
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