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Power, Resistance and Conflict in the Contemporary World

Social movements, networks and hierarchies

By Athina Karatzogianni, Andrew Robinson

Routledge – 2010 – 336 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

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Description

This book examines issues of organisation in resistance movements, discussing topics including the integration of the world system, the intersection of networks with discourses of identity, and the possibility of social transformation.

Drawing on a number of theorists including Deleuze and Guattari, authors Athina Karatzogianni and Andrew Robinson seek to reinterpret World Systems Theory in order to engage with issues of power, resistance, and conflict in the contemporary world. Discussing contemporary scholarship in global politics, the authors consider new and developing concepts including: global cities, bifurcations, hegemonic transitions, the relationship between capitalism and the state, the position of East Asia, and active and reactive network movements. Their analysis includes a very rich pool of empirical examples covering more than fifty countries and thirty resistance groups.

Power, Resistance and Conflict in the Contemporary World will be of interest to students and scholars looking for a comprehensive new theorization of the forces at work in global politics. The book provides a framework which crosses the boundaries between international relations, international political economy, comparative politics, conflict studies, social movement studies and critical theory, producing a study of a highly interdisciplinary scope.

Contents

Introduction 1. Rhizomatic Politics: A New Theory of Social Logics and Assemblages 2. World System Theory 3. Affinity Networks 4. Reactive Networks. Conclusion

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Description: By Athina Karatzogianni, Andrew Robinson. This book examines issues of organisation in resistance movements, discussing topics including the integration of the world system, the intersection of networks with discourses of identity, and the possibility of social transformation. Drawing on a...
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