An Unruly World?: Globalization, Governance and Geography

An Unruly World?: Globalization, Governance and Geography

by Andrew Herod
     
 

An Unruly World explores the diverse conundrums thrown up by seemingly unruly globalization. Examining how fast transnational capitalism is re-making the rules of the game, in a wide variety of different places, domains, and sectors, the authors focus on a wide range of issues: from analysis of 'soft capitalism', and the post-Cold War organizational

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An Unruly World explores the diverse conundrums thrown up by seemingly unruly globalization. Examining how fast transnational capitalism is re-making the rules of the game, in a wide variety of different places, domains, and sectors, the authors focus on a wide range of issues: from analysis of 'soft capitalism', and the post-Cold War organizational drives of international trade unions, to the clamour of states to reinvent welfare policy, and the efforts of citizen groups to challenge trade and financial regimes. An Unruly World argues that we are not living in a world bereft of rules and rulers; the rules governing the global economy today are more strictly enforced by international organizations and rhetoric than ever before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415169325
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/18/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Negotiating Unruly Problematics1
2The Rise of Soft Capitalism25
3Global Flowmations, Local Fundamentalisms, and Fast Geopolitics: "America" in an Accelerating World Order72
4From Federal Welfare to Local Workfare? Remaking Canada's Work-Welfare Regime95
5Geo-Governance in Trade and Finance and Political Geographies of Dissent116
6Producing Globalization: Apparel and the Australian State135
7Of Blocs, Flows and Networks: The end of the Cold War, Cyberspace, and the Geo-Economics of Organized Labor at the Fin De Millenaire162
8Maghrebin Immigration, France, and the Political Economy of the "Spatial Vent"196
9Excavating Nature: Environmental Narratives and Discursive Regulation in the Mining Industry219
Index245

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