Politics and Globalisation

Politics and Globalisation : Knowledge, Ethics and Agency

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Globalisation is widely understood as a set of processes driven by technological, economic and cultural change. Few have successfully defined the changing character and role of politics in global change. Political institutions such as the nation-state have been seen as undermined by globalisation, or needing to respond to it. This book clarifies the tensions which global change has provoked in our understanding of politics. Politics and Globalisation suggests that globalisation is a process which is politically contested and even politically constituted. The volume presents five key intellectual and political contests in globalisation: * the extent and political significance of globalising changes in economy and society * how and how far the relations and forms of nation-state organisation are transformed * whether the given concepts and methods of political science as a discipline can be applied to global and regional politics, and whether they require radical reformulation; * the role and significance of ethical questions in global change * whether global change is constituted by, or denies, radical political agencyshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.95mm | 340g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138874361
  • 9781138874367

Table of contents

Introductions: Contesting Globalisation 1. Globalisation: Prospects for a paradigm shift Jan Aart Scholte, University of Warwick, UK 2. How novel is globalisation? Michael Nicholson, University of Sussex, UK State and Economy 3. The national economy in the contemporary global system Angus Cameron, University of Durham, UK and Ronen Palan, University of Sussex, UK 4. Globalisation, regional integration and the state Francis McGowan, University of Sussex, UK Power and Knowledge 5. Social movements and the challenge to power Neil Stammers, University of Sussex, UK 6. Comparison, cleavages and cycles: Politics and the European Union Paul Taggart, University of Sussex, UK 7. A political science response to a global politics and agenda Stephanie Hoopes, University of Sussex, UK Ethics and Politics 8. Anti-politics and civil society in Central Europe Zdenek Kavan, University of Sussex, UK 9. Global ethics and the implications of globalisation Christien van den Anker, University of Sussex, UK 10. Globalizing liberalism? Morality and legitimacy in a liberal global order In Place of Conclusions: Agency and Globality 11. Globality as a revolutionary transformation Martin Shaw, University of Sussex, UK 12. Towards a political economy of agency in contemporary international relations John MacLean, University of Sussex, UK 13. Anti-politics and civil society in Central Europeshow more