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The Global Resistance Reader




ISBN 9780415335843
Published May 15, 2005 by Routledge
464 Pages

 
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Book Description

The Global Resistance Reader provides the first comprehensive account of the phenomenal rise of transnational social movements which have opposed the financial, economic and political hegemony of large international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The conceptual debates, substantive themes and case studies have been selected to open up the idea of global resistance to interrogation and discussion by students and to provide a one-stop source for researchers, journalists, policymakers and activists.

Table of Contents

1. Conceptualizing Resistance: Theories and Problematics  2. Situating Resistance: What’s in a Movement?  3. Exploring Resistances: The Global in the Local  4. Cultures of Resistance: Technologies, Tactics, Tensions

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Reviews

'A very timely collection and one that is very important ... it will appeal to growing numbers of students for example on both sides of the Atlantic, working in the fields of unternational political economy/international relations who wish to try to understand the restructuring of the global political economy, an in particular the way in which particulat forms of and patterns of resistance can be understood and theorised, and indeed ultimately engaged with/in.'

Professor Stephen Gill, York University, Canada

'Ideal for advanced undergraduates - as well as postgraduate - courses dealing with world politics, global political economy, social movements, and so on.'

Professor Mark Rupert, Syracuse University, USA

'An original, timely and useful initiative ... the book could be used in most international studies courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.'

Alex Colas, University of Sussex, UK

'Transnational (or global) resistance movements are becoming increasingly important ... I certiankly would use [this book] as a set textbook for my course on the politics of social change. I would also list it as recommended reading for my introduction to peace and conflict studies.'

Ronald Bleiker, Griffith University, Australia