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Governance and Resistance in World Politics

Governance and Resistance in World Politics


Alex Colas, Richard Higgott and James Brassett, Fiona Robinson, Karena Shaw, Ian Clark, Marianne Marchand, David Campbell, Rob Walker, Mike Kenny, Mark Rupert
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  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521546997

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  • The emergence of global governance in several key areas calls into question conventional understandings of world politics in terms of conflicts of interests between sovereign states under conditions of anarchy. At the same time the new phenomena of anti-globalisation demonstrations, transnational social movements and an emergent global civil society point to developments in international relations that are both of profound importance and analytically complex. This volume's starting point is the hypothesis that one way of thinking about these processes is in terms of a dichotomy between the politics of governance and the politics of resistance. Leading scholars from several perspectives reflect on the usefulness of this dichotomy and consider its application to several crucial areas of international relations.

    • Thirteen chapters by leading academics in the field of international relations
    • Transatlantic list of authors, ten of whom are based in North America
    • Foreword by the Chair of the British International Studies Association, Professor Richard Little, in addition to an introduction by the editors
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    '… an excellent, multidisciplinary examination of current debates in the field of International Relations (IR) surrounding the 'politics of resistance' and the 'politics of governance'. Simone Browne, International Feminist Journal of Politics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521546997
    • length: 230 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 173 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.469kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Power of Representation: Democratic Politics and Global Governance Alex Colas
    2. Building in the Normative Dimension(s) of a Global Polity Richard Higgott and James Brassett
    3. Human Rights and the Global Politics of Resistance: Feminist Perspectives Fiona Robinson
    4. Whose Knowledge for What Politics? Karena Shaw
    5. Legitimacy in a Global Order Ian Clark
    6. Challenging Globalization: Toward a Feminist Understanding of Resistance Marianne Marchand
    7. Cultural Governance and Pictorial Resistance David Campbell
    8. TBA Rob Walker
    9. Global Civil Society: A Liberal-Republican Argument Mike Kenny
    10. Globalizing Common Sense: A Marxian-Gramscian (Re-)Vision of the Politics of Governance/resistance Mark Rupert.

  • Editors

    David Armstrong, University of Exeter

    Theo Farrell, University of Exeter

    Bice Maiguashca, University of Exeter


    Alex Colas, Richard Higgott and James Brassett, Fiona Robinson, Karena Shaw, Ian Clark, Marianne Marchand, David Campbell, Rob Walker, Mike Kenny, Mark Rupert

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