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A History of World Order and Resistance

The Making and Unmaking of Global Subjects

By Andre C. Drainville

Routledge – 2011 – 216 pages

Series: Rethinking Globalizations

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Description

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 usually recognized. Informed by case studies from the US, the UK, France, South Africa, Algeria, the Philippines and Jamaica, A History of World Order and Resistance examines how men and women are sometimes subjectified by world ordering, and how they sometimes make themselves true subjects of their own global history.

The author, an expert on resistance to world ordering, situates the contemporary 'movement of movements' against neo-liberal globalization in a broader historical framework to argue that resistance to world ordering has not only developed its very own, unalienating, mode of relation to the world economy, but also sustained it over two hundred years, without political mediation or representations. Herein lies the heart of the on-going world revolution against capital. The book concludes with a radical polemic against the political organization of the multitude.

A History of World Order and Resistance will be of interest to students and scholars of political theory, international political economy and globalization.

Contents

Introduction: 'We' has been there Before 1. Before Us: Unrelational, Immaterial Notions of Global Power and Counter-Power 2. Towards a Proper Theory of Global Presence 3. Global Neighbourhoods and Plantations 4. Sites Unseen and Whole Countries 5. Everywhere? 6. Conclusion: What is 'We' to Do?

Author Bio

A. C. Drainville is professor of sociology at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

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Description: 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...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, International Political Economy, Political Theory, Globalization