Critical Theories, IR and 'the Anti-Globalisation Movement': The Politics of Global Resistance, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Critical Theories, IR and 'the Anti-Globalisation Movement'

The Politics of Global Resistance, 1st Edition

Edited by Catherine Eschle, Bice Maiguashca


266 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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This book provides a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of the 'anti-globalisation' struggles taking place around the world. It shows the complexity and diversity of these movements and illustrates this with detailed empirical studies of local, national and transnational resistance in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. The authors introduce a variety of competing theoretical perspectives from international political economy, social movement theory, globalisation studies, feminism, and postmodernism, explaining how activism has influenced theory and how theory can help activists to modify their tactics.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE: Power/Resistance/Movement 1. Constructing 'the Anti-Globalisation Movement' 2. In the Belly of the Beast: Resisting Globalisation and war in a neo-Imperial moment 3. Globalistations, Violences and Resistances in Mozambique: The struggles continue PART TWO: Discourse/Identity/Culture 4. Anti-Globalisation Discourses in Asia 5. Lessons from the Indigenous: Zapatista poetics and a cultural humanism for the twenty-first century6. Contesting the Free Trade Area of the Americas: Invoking a Bolivarian geopolitical imagination to construct an alternative regional project and identity 7. Globalisation and the 'Politics of Identitiy': IR theory through the looking glass of women's reproductive rights activism PART THREE: Politics/Strategy/Violence 8. Resistance and Compromiso at the Global Frontlines: Gender wars at the U.S.-Mexico border 9. Organic Intellectuals and Counter-Hegemonic Politics in the Age of Globalisation: The case of ATTAC 10. 'We are Heartbroken and Furious!' Violence and the (Anti-)Globalisation Movement(s)11. Seattle and the Struggle for a Global Democratic Ethos Conclusion

About the Editors

Catherine Eschle is a Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Government at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Her research and teaching interests centre on the intersections between international relations theory, social and political thought, social movements and feminism.

Bice Maiguashca is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter, UK.

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General