Rethinking Globalizations

Series Editors: Barry K. Gills, Kevin Gray

This series is designed to break new ground in the literature on globalisation and its academic and popular understanding. Rather than perpetuating or simply reacting to the economic understanding of globalisation, this series seeks to capture the term and broaden its meaning to encompass a wide range of issues and disciplines and convey a sense of alternative possibilities for the future.

  • A Perfect World

    The Myth of Cosmopolis in Global History

    By Barry K. Gills

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  • Occupying Subjectivity

    Being and Becoming Radical in the 21st Century

    Edited by Chris Rossdale

    This book explores a variety of forms of radical political subjectivity. It takes its cue from the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the Occupy Movement and the European Anti-Austerity Movement, alongside the wider opposition to authoritarian and neoliberal forms of governance…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
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  • Globalization and Global Citizenship

    Interdisciplinary Approaches

    Edited by Irene Langran, Tammy Birk

    Hardback – 2015-12-31 
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  • Markets and Development

    Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism

    Edited by Toby Carroll, Darryl Jarvis

    Markets and Development presents a series of critical contributions focused on the political relationship between citizens, civil society, and neoliberal development policy’s latest form. The dramatic increase of ‘access to finance’ investments, newly gender-sensitive approaches to building…

    Hardback – 2015-11-22 
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  • The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture

    The Return of State Authority

    By Stuart P. M. Mackintosh

    In 2007-2008 the global financial and economic system was in turmoil. This volume focuses on how the global financial architecture was redesigned following the financial crash of 2008. Its central claim is that the reforms constituted a paradigm shift, a move from the dominance of market authority…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
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  • Free Trade and Transnational Labour

    Edited by Andreas Bieler, Bruno Ciccaglione, John Hilary, Ingemar Lindberg

    ‘Free trade’ strategies have increasingly become a problem for the international labour movement. While trade unions in the North especially in manufacturing have supported free trade agreements to secure export markets for their companies, trade unions in the Global South oppose these agreements,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • Crisis, Movement, Management: Globalising Dynamics

    Edited by James Goodman, Jonathan Marshall

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
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  • Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

    Sovereignty and state power in a multipolar world

    By Daniel Woodley

    Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics is concerned with the nature of corporate power against the backdrop of the decline of the West and the struggle by non-western states to challenge and overcome domination of the rest of the world by the West. This book argues that although the US continues…

    Hardback – 2015-07-12
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  • Mythology, Globalization and World Order

    Power, and Deception in the Global Political Economy

    By Mark Bailey

    This book investigates the role that myth plays in constructing and legitimating forms of world order. Using a combination of political philosophy, anthropology, Jungian depth psychology, and IPE approaches, the book demonstrates why theorisation of the role of myth within the discourses of…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
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  • Dialectics in World Politics

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their…

    Hardback – 2015-06-14
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  • China's Development

    Capitalism and Empire

    By Michel Aglietta, Guo Bai

    China is entering a phase where deep structural changes will arise throughout society. These multi-fold processes will be intertwined in a globalized world, impacted by the transformation of capitalism in the aftermath of the financial crisis and under the threat of severe environmental damage.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
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  • Migration, Work and Citizenship in the New Global Order

    Edited by Ronaldo Munck, Carl Ulrik Schierup, Raúl Delgado Wise

    Any consideration of global migration in relation to work and citizenship must necessarily be situated in the context of the Great Recession. A whole historical chapter – that of neoliberalism – has now closed and the future can only be deemed uncertain. Migrant workers were key players during this…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
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  • Situating Global Resistance

    Between Discipline and Dissent

    Edited by Lara Montesinos Coleman, Karen Tucker

    The book examines some of the ways in which contemporary forms of political dissent are situated within processes of global ordering. Grounded in analysis of concrete practices of discipline and dissent in specific contexts, it explores the ways in which resistance can be shaped by dominant…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
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  • Globalization Development and Social Justice

    A propositional political approach

    By Ann El Khoury

    Are there existing alternatives to corporate globalization? What are the prospects for and commonalities between communities and movements such as Occupy, the World Social Forum and alternative economies? Globalization Development and Social Justice advances the proposition that another…

    Hardback – 2015-04-08
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  • Critical Rationalism and Globalization

    Towards the Sociology of the Open Global Society

    By Masoud Mohammadi Alamuti

    Critical Rationalism and Globalization addresses how the access to critical reason enables people to shape a new social order on a global scale. This book demonstrates how the philosophy of critical rationalism contributes to the sociology of Globalization, through uncovering the role of critical…

    Hardback – 2015-03-18
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  • Global Civil Society and Transversal Hegemony

    The Globalization-Contestation Nexus

    By Karen M. Buckley

    There has been clear recognition of tendencies towards uncritically celebrating resistance and the need for critical appraisal within the literature on globalization and contestation. This book provides a conceptual history of global civil society and a critical examination of the politics of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
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  • Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century

    The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America

    Edited by Thomas Muhr

    Framed by critical globalisation theory and David Harvey’s ‘co-revolutionary moments’ as a theory of social change, this book brings together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers to empirically analyse how socialism is being constructed in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
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  • Globalization: The Career of a Concept

    Edited by Manfred B. Steger, Paul James

    One of the keywords of our time, ‘globalization’ frames how we understand our interconnected world. An ambiguous signifier carrying multiple meanings, the term is usually used to refer to the extension and intensification of social relations across the world. Many works have been authored that deal…

    Hardback – 2015-02-26
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  • Rethinking Border Control for a Globalizing World

    A Preferred Future

    Edited by Leanne Weber

    This book provides a new point of departure for thinking critically and creatively about international borders and the perceived need to defend them, adopting an innovative ‘preferred future’ methodology. The authors critically examine a range of ‘border domains’ including law, citizenship,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-08
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  • Globalization, Knowledge and Labour

    Education for Solidarity within Spaces of Resistance

    Edited by Mario Novelli, Anibel Ferus-Comelo

    This book begins from the central premise that progressive social change requires collective struggle underpinned by a clear strategy, and that processes of neoliberal globalisation have altered the cartography upon which social struggle takes place. Drawing on insights from the knowledge…

    Paperback – 2014-12-22
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  • Global Governance, Legitimacy and Legitimation

    Edited by Magdalena Bexell

    Rules set by global governance organizations affect communities across the world. Such organizations increasingly seek to obtain legitimacy in the eyes of groups beyond their member state elites. This book advances scholarly debate on the politics of legitimacy and legitimation in global governance…

    Hardback – 2014-12-04
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  • Global Governance and NGO Participation

    Shaping the information society in the United Nations

    By Charlotte Dany

    This book explores the limits of NGO influence and the conditions that constrain NGOs when they participate in international negotiations Through an empirically rich study of the UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS) this book conceptualizes structural power mechanisms that shape…

    Paperback – 2014-11-27
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  • Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation

    Edited by Jason Struna

    The global capitalism perspective is a unique research program focused on understanding relatively recent developments in worldwide social, economic, and political practices related to globalization. At its core, it seeks to contextualize the rearticulation of nation-states and broad geographic…

    Hardback – 2014-11-05
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  • Labour and Development in East Asia

    Social Forces and Passive Revolution

    By Kevin Gray

    The Chinese Communist Party’s response to the wave of factory strikes in the early summer of 2010 has raised important questions about the role that labour plays in the transformation of world orders. In contrast to previous policies of repression towards labour unrest, these recent disputes…

    Paperback – 2014-10-15
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  • Global Justice and the Politics of Information

    The struggle over knowledge

    By Sky Croeser

    The global social justice movement attempts to build a more equitable, democratic, and environmentally sustainable world. However, this book argues that actors involved need to recognise knowledge - including scientific and technological systems - to a greater extent than they presently do. The…

    Hardback – 2014-09-08
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  • From Empires to Imperialism

    The State and the Rise of Bourgeois Civilisation

    By Boris Kagarlitsky

    Translated from the original Russian, this book analyzes the economic development of leading European empires and the United States of America. The author exposes the myths of the spontaneous emergence of the market economy and the role of government as a disincentive towards private initiative,…

    Paperback – 2014-06-22
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  • Arab Revolutions and World Transformations

    Edited by Anna M Agathangelou, Nevzat Soguk

    Stories about institutions and regimes that have failed us are echoing worldwide. This book critically engages the multiple uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) following the self-immolation of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in December 2010. It brings together authors who…

    Paperback – 2014-06-22
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  • Recognition and Redistribution

    Beyond International Development

    Edited by Heloise Weber, Mark T. Berger

    This is an innovative and insightful approach to the global politics of development. The authors challenge conventional perspectives of, and approaches to, development and offer alternative accounts of the politics of development from the perspective of non-state centred and non-state centric…

    Paperback – 2013-12-11
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  • Challenging Euro-America's Politics of Identity

    The Return of the Native

    By Jorge Luis Andrade Fernandes

    In this fascinating book, Jorge Luis Andrade Fernandes critically examines the impact of colonialism and postcolonial migration on the politics and identity of Euro-American imperial powers. It considers how ‘outsiders’ are part of the construction of the ‘native’ identity of the nation-state,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
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  • Power and Transnational Activism

    Edited by Thomas Olesen

    This book focuses on global activism and uses a power perspective to provide an in-depth and coherent analysis of both the possibilities and limitations of global activism. Bringing together scholars from IR, sociology, and political science, this book offers new and critical insights on global…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
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  • The State–Capital Nexus in the Global Crisis

    Rebound of the Capitalist State

    Edited by Bastiaan van Apeldoorn, Naná de Graaff, Henk W. Overbeek

    In the wake of the outbreak of the global crisis in 2008, many observers expected the state to assume command over a faltering neoliberal finance-led model of capitalism. We now know that this expectation was by and large mistaken. There is indeed an ongoing re-calibration of the state-capital…

    Hardback – 2013-10-16
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  • Land Grabbing and Global Governance

    Edited by Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

    Land grabbing per se is not a new phenomenon, given its historical precedents in the eras of imperialism. However, the character, scale, pace, orientation and key drivers of the recent wave of land grabs is a distinct historical event closely tied to the changing dynamics of the global agri-food,…

    Paperback – 2013-09-19
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  • Social Movements, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas

    Edited by Håvard Haarstad, Mark Amen, Asuncion Lera St Clair

    Håvard Haarstad is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen. He has worked extensively on the political economy of natural resource extraction, and the role of social movements, civil society and labor unions in politicizing extraction. Mark Amen is…

    Hardback – 2013-09-08
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  • Contentious Agency and Natural Resource Politics

    By Markus Kröger

    The looming depletion of non-renewable resources has increased the global land grab in the past decade. So far however, the question of how and when people can influence economic outcomes has received little attention in the study of social movements. Based on in-depth ethnographic field research…

    Hardback – 2013-09-04
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  • Global South to the Rescue

    Emerging Humanitarian Superpowers and Globalizing Rescue Industries

    Edited by Paul Amar

    This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of an epochal shift in global order – the fact that global-south countries have taken up leadership roles in peacekeeping missions, humanitarian interventions, and transnational military industries: Brazil has taken charge of the UN military…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13
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  • Development in an Era of Neoliberal Globalization

    Edited by Henry Veltmeyer

    This book analyses the progress and failures of capitalist development against the backdrop of an increasingly globalised world economy organised on neoliberal principles. It brings together eminent writers on the political economy of international development such as Kari Polanyi-Levitt, Norman…

    Hardback – 2013-08-12
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  • Globalization, Labor Export and Resistance

    A Study of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers in Global Cities

    By Ligaya Lindio-McGovern

    Moving beyond polemical debates on globalization, this study considers complex intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality and class within the field of globalized labor. As a significant contribution to the on-going debate on the role of neoliberal states in reproducing gender-race-class…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
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  • Edges of Global Justice

    The World Social Forum and Its 'Others'

    By Janet M. Conway

    This book analyzes the World Social Forum (WSF) in a context of crisis and transition in the history of Western capitalist modernity. Based on ten years of fieldwork on three continents, this book treats social movements as knowledge producers. It pays attention to what movements are doing and…

    Paperback – 2013-02-25
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  • Global Ideologies and Urban Landscapes

    Edited by Manfred Steger, Anne McNevin

    How do political ideologies and urban landscapes intersect in the context of globalization? This volume illuminates the production of ideologies as both discursive and spatial phenomena in distinct contributions that ground their analysis in cities of the Global North and South. From Sydney to…

    Paperback – 2013-02-14
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  • Global Movement

    Edited by Ruth Reitan

    Critical research and theorizing on the Anti- or Alter-Globalization Movement has exploded over the last two decades. This volume provides a platform for scholar-activists themselves to share insights from engaged research and to critically reflect on movement histories and internal dynamics. It…

    Hardback – 2012-11-28
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  • Andre Gunder Frank and Global Development

    Visions, Remembrances, and Explorations

    Edited by Patrick Manning, Barry K. Gills

    This work focuses on the ideas and influence of Andre Gunder Frank, one of the founding figures and leading analysts of political economy at the global level. Through discussion of his work the contributors in this volume examine the shifting currents of the world economy and the accompanying…

    Paperback – 2012-02-16
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  • The Social Economy

    Working Alternatives in a Globalizing Era

    By Hasmet M. Uluorta

    Critically examining economic developments within the last sixty years, this book argues that a crisis in global social reproduction is altering existing understandings of work, labour and the economy. The author of this original volume, Hasmet M. Uluorta, contends that the crisis in the global…

    Paperback – 2012-01-29
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  • A History of World Order and Resistance

    The Making and Unmaking of Global Subjects

    By Andre C. Drainville

    This book combines theory with history to look into a dozen episodes of struggle over the concrete and situated terms of world ordering, and it finds reasons to think that the contemporary 'movement of movements' against neo-liberal globalization has deeper roots and a broader history than is…

    Paperback – 2011-12-15
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  • Globalization in Crisis

    Edited by Barry K. Gills

    This book analyses the present global financial and economic crisis, the most severe in nearly a century, and a wider set of multiple and converging crises with aspects and repercussions that go well beyond the current economic climate. Written by some of the world’s leading international…

    Paperback – 2011-10-11
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  • Alternative Globalizations

    An Integrative Approach to Studying Dissident Knowledge in the Global Justice Movement

    By S.A. Hamed Hosseini

    Are the growing oppositions to neoliberal market globalism (especially in the aftermath of global economic meltdown) able to develop meaningful alternative ideologies? Is there any substantial alternative to the world capitalist system on the horizon? How would the ideologies and ideas address the…

    Paperback – 2011-10-06
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  • Global Restructuring, Labour and the Challenges for Transnational Solidarity

    Edited by Andreas Bieler, Ingemar Lindberg

    Globalisation has put national labour movements under severe pressure, due to the increasing transnationalisation of production, with the production of many goods being organised across borders, and the informalisation of the economy. Through a range of case studies, this volume examines the…

    Paperback – 2011-10-05
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  • Globalization and Popular Sovereignty

    Democracy’s Transnational Dilemma

    By Adam Lupel

    We are living in a time of global transformation in which new political arrangements are being formed and old political arrangements now seem insufficient. In this context, alternative forms of authority are gaining strength, putting pressure on the normative currency of democratic politics; the…

    Paperback – 2011-09-25
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  • Global Social Justice

    Edited by Heather Widdows, Nicola J. Smith

    1. Global Social Justice: An Introduction Heather Widdows and Nicola J. Smith 2. The Globalisation of Human Rights Leslie Sklair 3. Liberal Internationalism and Global Social Justice Kostas Koukouzelis 4. Moral Distance and Global Social Justice: An Archaeology of Borders Luis Cabrera 5. Global…

    Paperback – 2011-04-30
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  • Globalization, the City and Civil Society in Pacific Asia

    The Social Production of Civic Spaces

    Edited by Mike Douglass, K.C. Ho, Giok Ling Ooi

    Globalization, the City and Civil Society in Pacific Asia presents a detailed examination of the underlying issues of urban life in the Far East. Leading authorities on globalization and politics in the region cover key themes of continuity and change: relationships between civil society and the…

    Paperback – 2010-07-29
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