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Popular Dissent, Human Agency and Global Politics

Popular Dissent, Human Agency and Global Politics

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521778299

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About the Authors
  • This book examines a wide range of dissident practices, from street protests to political poetry, in an attempt to demonstrate that they are becoming an increasingly important aspect of global politics. The author draws on several case studies, including an analysis of the events that led to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The theoretical discussions focus on how people influence the course of politics at a time when boundaries between domestic and international spheres are blurring.

    • Innovative study of the influence of popular dissent on world politics (e.g. Greenpeace and oil companies, demonstrations and the fall of the Berlin Wall)
    • The first book to look at the subject in detail, using sociological and political theory, and several case studies
    • Will appeal to Sociology and history of ideas people, as well as IR scholars
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Is there a role for human agency in an era of increased globalization? Roland Bleiker poses and tackles this question in a provocative, philosophical way....refreshing..." Kenneth G. Lawson, Political Science Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521778299
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. A Genealogy of Popular Dissent:
    1. Rhetorics of dissent in renaissance humanism
    2. Romanticism and the dissemination of radical resistance
    3. Global legacies of popular dissent
    Part II. Reading and Rereading Transversal Struggles:
    4. From essentialist to discursive conceptions of power
    5. Of 'Men', 'Women' and discursive domination
    6. Of great events and what makes them great
    Part III. Discursive Terrains of Dissent:
    7. Mapping everyday global resistance
    8. Resistance at the edge of language games
    9. Political boundaries, poetic transgressions

  • Author

    Roland Bleiker, University of Queensland

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