1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies

    582 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    582 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies provides diverse and cutting-edge perspectives on this fast-changing field. For 30 years the world has been caught in a long ‘global interregnum,’ plunging from one crisis to the next and witnessing the emergence of new, vibrant, multiple, and sometimes contradictory forms of popular resistance and politics.

    This global ‘interregnum’ – or a period of uncertainty where the old hegemony is fading and the new ones have not yet been fully realized – necessitates critical self-reflection, brave intellectual speculation and (un)learning of perceived wisdoms, and greater transdisciplinary collaboration across theories, localities, and subjects. This Handbook takes up this challenge by developing fresh perspectives on globalization, development, neoliberalism, capitalism, and their progressive alternatives, addressing issues of democracy, power, inequality, insecurity, precarity, wellbeing, education, displacement, social movements, violence and war, and climate change. Throughout, it emphasizes the dynamics for system change, including bringing post-capitalist, feminist, (de)colonial, and other critical perspectives to support transformative global praxis.

    This volume brings together a mixture of fresh and established scholars from across disciplines and from a range of both Northern and Southern contexts. Researchers and students from around the world and across the fields of politics, sociology, international development, international relations, geography, economics, area studies, and philosophy will find this an invaluable and fresh guide to global studies in the 21st century.

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    List of Contributors

    Towards New Agendas for Transformative Global Studies: An Introduction

    S A Hamed Hosseini, James Goodman, Sara C. Motta, and Barry K. Gill


    1. Reinventing Global Studies Through Transformative Scholarship: A Critical Proposition

    S A Hamed Hosseini and Barry K. Gills

    2. 21st Century Deglobalization and the Struggle for Global Justice in the World Revolution of 20xx

    Christopher Chase-Dunn

    3. On the Question of Bodies, Flesh, and Global Racial Capitalism

    Anna M. Agathangelou and Mishall Ahmed

    4. Crises of Capital and Climate: Three Contradictions and Prospects for Contestation

    James Anderson and James Goodman

    5. Global Economy of Knowledge in Transformative Global Studies: Decoloniality, Ecologies of Knowledges and Pluriversity

    Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

    6. Another World is Possible: The Possibilities for a Transformative, Post-Capitalist Education

    Richard Hall

    7. Revisiting Neoliberalism in the Age of Rising Authoritarianisms: Between Convictions and Contradictions

    Emel Akçalı

    8. End of Ideology? A Neoliberal Hoax and Lessons for the Left

    Rafal Soborski

    9. Pueblo and Exteriority: On the Thought of Enrique Dussel

    Mario Sáenz

    10. Transmodern Transdevelopment: An Alternative Response to the 21st Century Global Ecosociocultural Crisis

    Antonio Luis Hidalgo-Capitán and Ana Patricia Cubillo-Guevara



    11. The Political Economy Dynamics of Global Disintegration and Its Implications for War, Peace and Security in the 21st Century

    Heikki Patomäki

    12. BRICS from Above, Commoning from Below

    Patrick Bond and Ana Garcia

    13. Contested American Dominance: Global Order in an Era of Rising Powers

    Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr. and James Parisot

    14. Pro-Capitalist Violence and Globalization: Lessons from Latin America

    Jasmin Hristov

    15. Populism and Transformative Politics in West Bengal, India

    Debal K. SinghaRoy

    16. The (Mis)shaping of Health: Problematizing Neoliberal Discourses of Individualism and Responsibility

    Lisette Farias Vera

    17. Politics of Hope: Transformation or Stagnation?

    Marjo Lindroth and Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen


    18. A Materialist Ecofeminist Reading of the Green Economy: or, Yes Karl, the Ecological Footprint is Sex-Gendered

    Ariel Salleh

    19. Climate Change and Capitalism

    Hans A Baer

    20. Planetary Ethics beyond Neoliberalism: The Earth Charter’s ‘Community of Life’

    Alfonso Fernández-Herrería and Francisco Miguel Martínez-Rodríguez

    21. The Politics of the Land Rush: Scales of Land Contention and the Reconfiguration of Political Authority

    Jacobo Grajales and Mathilde Allain

    22. Three Worlds of Climate Imperialism? Prospects for Climate Justice

    James Goodman


    23. Work in Global Capitalism

    Kwang-Yeong Shin

    24. Unravelling Monopoly Capital in the 21st Century and the Role of the Imperial Innovation System: Silicon Valley and Counter-hegemonies

    Raúl Delgado Wise

    25. Public Health 4.0 in the Emergent Climate of Global Transformation

    Deane Neubauer

    26. Global Capitalism, Wealth Inequality, and the Art Sector

    Andrés Solimano and Paula Solimano

    27. A Capitalist world? Imagining, Envisioning and Enacting Futures of Work and Organization Centered around Informal and Diverse Economies

    Richard J White and Colin C Williams

    28. Owning the Future of Work

    Alec Stubbs

    29. The Future of Labor and Capital in China

    An Li and Zhun Xu


    30. Toward Human/Non-Human Conviviality: Buen Vivir as a Transformative Alternative to Capitalist Coloniality

    Eija Ranta

    31. Subaltern Politics in the World’s Largest Democracy: Utopian Horizons versus Conjunctural Compulsion?

    Alf Gunvald Nilsen

    32. Intersectionality and Refugee Justice: Feminist Approaches to Insecurity and Precarity

    Beverly Weber

    33. New Forms of Feminized Resistances and their Role in the (Re)creation of Emancipatory Political Subjectivities in Latin America

    Liz Mason Deese

    34. Territories of Decolonising Feminist/ised Struggles

    Sara C. Motta

    35. Governing the Petropolis: From Resource Entrepreneurialism to Resource Commoning

    Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    36. Strategy in/for Progressive Transformation: a Pluri-Scalar War of Position

    Thomas Muhr

    37. Struggle, Resistance and Disruption in Austerity Europe

    Nikolai Huke, David J. Bailey, Mònica Clua-Losada and Olatz Ribera-Almandoz

    38. The Future of Revolutions: Intersectional Global Climate Justice as Humanity’s Best Hope

    John Foran



    S. A. Hamed Hosseini is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he is Director of Alternative Futures Research Network. 

    James Goodman is Professor in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, where he is Director of the Climate Justice Research Centre. 

    Sara C. Motta is a mother, poet, critical theorist, popular educator and Associate Professor in Politics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

    Barry K. Gills is Professor of Development Studies at The University of Helsinki, Finland; Chief Editor of Globalizations Journal and Editor of Routledge's 'Rethinking Globalizations' book series.

    "Delve into this fat volume written and edited by outstanding scholars and I promise that you will find at least one contribution that makes you change your mind or admit "I wish I’d written that"; one you don’t actually understand or has you looking up the author; perhaps even one that makes you want to throw the book across the room. Don’t. It’s full of original thinking and new takes on a changing, elastic, often scary world and how we try to understand it." -- Susan George, PhD, President of the Transnational Institute

    "In his Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci regarded annual almanacs, as well as yearbooks, as crucial in disseminating an integral conception of the world as they dealt with fundamental issues in an organic manner. In his day, it was the role of the state, international politics, and the agrarian question. In our day with this stunning handbook as a collection, it is decoloniality, ecology, race, feminism and alternative forms of subalternity in contesting the relations of force of global capitalism. The volume will take you on a mind-stretching voyage you do not want to miss. Highly recommended" -- Adam David Morton, Professor in the Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney   

    "This exciting new addition to the growing body of literature on the transdisciplinary field of Global Studies takes at its framework the current 'global interregnum' between the fall of neoliberal market globalism and the possible rise of progressive alternatives. Erudite and wide-ranging in its topics, this comprehensive volume combines insightful assessments of the deepening global crises of our time with the innovative construction of counter-hegemonic strategies for a variety of emancipatory struggles in both global and local arenas." -- Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa and Global Professorial Fellow, Western Sydney University                                                            

    "We live through a violent transformation of economy and society, as billionaires try to turn our bodies and minds into the latest colony to be mined for "data". But this handbook is a guide to shaping a future beyond the violence of colonialism, slavery, and witch hunts. Through its various theoretical lenses, we can begin to imagine a common future rooted in our diversities." -- Vanda Shiva, Ph.D., Founder of Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology in Dehra Dun

    "This impressive handbook sheds light on a period of globalization characterized by far-reaching transformations of capitalism and society. It fascinates by bridging the gap between ecology, economy, and politics; profound theoretical approaches help us understand the present interregnum; innovative empirical research and alternative visions let us imagine future ways of life." -- Brigitte Aulenbacher, Head, Theory of Society and Social Analyses, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria