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Rethinking Globalizations

Series Editor: Barry K. Gills, Kevin Gray

This series is designed to break new ground in the literature on globalisation and its academic and popular understanding. Rather than perpetuating or simply reacting to the economic understanding of globalisation, this series seeks to capture the term and broaden its meaning to encompass a wide range of issues and disciplines and convey a sense of alternative possibilities for the future.

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1-10 of 55 results in Rethinking Globalizations
  1. Global Governance, Legitimacy and Legitimation

    Edited by Magdalena Bexell

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Rules set by global governance organizations affect communities across the world. Such organizations increasingly seek to obtain legitimacy in the eyes of groups beyond their member state elites. This book advances scholarly debate on the politics of legitimacy and legitimation in global governance...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. China's Development

    Capitalism and Empire

    By Michel Aglietta, Guo Bai

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    China is entering a phase where deep structural changes will arise throughout society. These multi-fold processes will be intertwined in a globalized world, impacted by the transformation of capitalism in the aftermath of the financial crisis and under the threat of severe environmental damage....

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Global Governance and NGO Participation

    Shaping the information society in the United Nations

    By Charlotte Dany

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    This book explores the limits of NGO influence and the conditions that constrain NGOs when they participate in international negotiations Through an empirically rich study of the UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS) this book conceptualizes structural power mechanisms that shape...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation

    Edited by Jason Struna

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    The global capitalism perspective is a unique research program focused on understanding relatively recent developments in worldwide social, economic, and political practices related to globalization. At its core, it seeks to contextualize the rearticulation of nation-states and broad geographic...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Labour and Development in East Asia

    Social Forces and Passive Revolution

    By Kevin Gray

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    The Chinese Communist Party’s response to the wave of factory strikes in the early summer of 2010 has raised important questions about the role that labour plays in the transformation of world orders. In contrast to previous policies of repression towards labour unrest, these recent disputes...

    Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Free Trade and Transnational Labour

    Edited by Andreas Bieler, Bruno Ciccaglione, John Hilary, Ingemar Lindberg

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    ‘Free trade’ strategies have increasingly become a problem for the international labour movement. While trade unions in the North especially in manufacturing have supported free trade agreements to secure export markets for their companies, trade unions in the Global South oppose these agreements,...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Global Social Justice

    Edited by Heather Widdows, Nicola J. Smith

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    1. Global Social Justice: An Introduction Heather Widdows and Nicola J. Smith 2. The Globalisation of Human Rights Leslie Sklair 3. Liberal Internationalism and Global Social Justice Kostas Koukouzelis 4. Moral Distance and Global Social Justice: An Archaeology of Borders Luis Cabrera 5. Global...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Global Justice and the Politics of Information

    The struggle over knowledge

    By Sky Croeser

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    The global social justice movement attempts to build a more equitable, democratic, and environmentally sustainable world. However, this book argues that actors involved need to recognise knowledge - including scientific and technological systems - to a greater extent than they presently do. The...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. From Empires to Imperialism

    The State and the Rise of Bourgeois Civilisation

    By Boris Kagarlitsky

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Translated from the original Russian, this book analyzes the economic development of leading European empires and the United States of America. The author exposes the myths of the spontaneous emergence of the market economy and the role of government as a disincentive towards private initiative,...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Arab Revolutions and World Transformations

    Edited by Anna M Agathangelou, Nevzat Soguk

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Stories about institutions and regimes that have failed us are echoing worldwide. This book critically engages the multiple uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) following the self-immolation of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in December 2010. It brings together authors who...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge