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Contesting Globalization

Space and Place in the World Economy

By André C. Drainville

Foreword by Saskia Sassen

Routledge – 2004 – 232 pages

Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

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Description

Contesting Globalization makes an innovative and original addition to the literature on globalization examining the challenges faced by those wishing to develop progressive visions of transparent global governance and civil society.

This new study closely traces the history and development of the institutions of global governance (The World Bank, IMF, WTO etc.) as well as the emergence of the anti-globalization movement. The author argues that we are at a unique moment where social forces have moved from national and international struggles to a global struggle and intervention in the world economy.

A series of case studies examine the ways in which cities have become contested sites for global struggles from the London dockworkers strikes of the nineteenth century to the recent demonstrations against the international financial institutions in Genoa, Seattle and Washington.

Contents

Introduction 1. More than Ghosts: Subjects in Places in the World Economy 2. Three Episodes from Cities in the World Economy 3. Occupying Places in the World Economy 4. The Civic Ordering of Global Social Relations 5. Integrated World-Creation: Outlines of a Radical Articulation Conclusion

Author Bio

André C. Drainville is a professor of international political economy at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

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Description: By André C. DrainvilleForeword by Saskia Sassen. Contesting Globalization makes an innovative and original addition to the literature on globalization examining the challenges faced by those wishing to develop progressive visions of transparent global governance and civil society. This new study...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, International Political Economy, International Politics