An Unruly World?: Globalization, Governance and Geography

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Overview

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.

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As the Earth becomes increasingly globally oriented in its economies and governments, will the world become ungoverned and unregulated? Nine essays approach this issue from various perspectives, and conclude that the world is not bereft of ruling institutions. Topics include the rise of soft capitalism; geo-governance in trade and finance and political geographies of dissent; and producing globalization--apparel and the Australian state. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415169325
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/18/1998
  • 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
1 Negotiating Unruly Problematics 1
2 The Rise of Soft Capitalism 25
3 Global Flowmations, Local Fundamentalisms, and Fast Geopolitics: "America" in an Accelerating World Order 72
4 From Federal Welfare to Local Workfare? Remaking Canada's Work-Welfare Regime 95
5 Geo-Governance in Trade and Finance and Political Geographies of Dissent 116
6 Producing Globalization: Apparel and the Australian State 135
7 Of Blocs, Flows and Networks: The end of the Cold War, Cyberspace, and the Geo-Economics of Organized Labor at the Fin De Millenaire 162
8 Maghrebin Immigration, France, and the Political Economy of the "Spatial Vent" 196
9 Excavating Nature: Environmental Narratives and Discursive Regulation in the Mining Industry 219
Index 245
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