1st Edition

Crisis, Movement, Management: Globalising Dynamics

Edited By James Goodman, Jonathan Marshall Copyright 2014
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    Globalised neo-liberalism has produced multiple crises – social, ecological, political. In the past, crises of global order have generated large-scale social transformations, and the current crises likewise hold a transformative promise. Social movements become a crucial barometer, in signalling both the demise and rise of political formations and programs. Elite strategies, framed as crisis management, create their own disordering side-effects. Experiments in movement strategy gain greater significance, as do contending elite efforts at repressing, managing or displacing the fall-out. In this book we investigate both movements and management in the face of crisis, taking crisis and unanticipated consequences as a normal state-of-play. The book enquires into the winners and losers from crisis, and investigates the movement-management nexus as it unfolds in particular localities as well as in broader contexts.

    The book deals with some of the most pressing conflicts of our time, and produces a range of theoretical insights: the ubiquity of crisis is seen as not only a hallmark of social life, but a way into a different kind of social analysis.

    This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

    1. Introduction: The Place of Crisis in Contemporary Globalisations  James Goodman and Jon Marshall

    Section I: ‘Movement’

    2. Ideological Transitions and Solidarity Formations in the Age of Global Economic Uncertainties  Hamed Hosseini, University of Newcastle

    3. Crisis is Where We Live: Environmental Justice as Public Pedagogy  Donna Houston, Macquarie University

    4. After Seattle: Rearticulation and Realignment in the Shadow of the Twin Towers  Liz Humphries, University of Sydney

    5. Disorganised Processes for Mobilisation: Losing Control to Address Ecological Crises?  Melissa Edwards, University of Technology Sydney

    6. Urban Development, (Tele-)embodied Engagements, and the Production of New Social Formations  Francesca Da Rimini, University of Technology Sydney

    7. The Ideas of Movements and the Movement of Ideas: Crisis, Globalization and the Emergence of Global Political Ideologies  Manfred Steger, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and Erin Wilson, University of Groningen

    Section II: ‘Management’

    8. Riding the Hydra: Global Disaster Management in a World of Crises  Bob Hodge, University of Western Sydney

    9. Networks: the Success of Communication Failure and the Financial Crisis  Jonathan Paul Marshall, University of Technology Sydney

    10. Anxious Enclosures: Mapping Geographies of Neoliberalisation in Australia’s ‘Boat People’ Crises  Nour Dados, University of Sydney

    11. Crisis, Disasters and Resilience: Securing Concepts and Standards in Networks of Research and Practice  Peter Rogers. Macquarie University

    12. Politicisation, Legitimacy Deficits and Movement Leverage in the Crises of Global Governance  James Goodman, University of Technology Sydney


    James Goodman researches social movements and globalization with a focus on global justice and climate change. He is coauthor of Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy (Sage 2013) Disorder and the Disinformation Society, and Climate Upsurge: An Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics (both Routledge 2013).

    Jonathan Paul Marshall is an anthropologist who primarily focuses on issues of technology, society and disorder. He is author of Living on Cybermind: Categories, Communication and Control (Peter Lang) and co-author of Disorder and the Disinformation Society (Routledge 2013).