Crisis, Movement, Management: Globalising Dynamics

Crisis, Movement, Management: Globalising Dynamics

by James Goodman, Jonathan Marshall
     
 

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Globalised neo-liberalism has produced multiple crises – social, ecological, political. In the past, crises of global order have generated large-scale social transformations, and the current crises likewise hold a transformative promise. Social movements become a crucial barometer, in signalling both the demise and rise of political formations and programs.

Overview

Globalised neo-liberalism has produced multiple crises – social, ecological, political. In the past, crises of global order have generated large-scale social transformations, and the current crises likewise hold a transformative promise. Social movements become a crucial barometer, in signalling both the demise and rise of political formations and programs. Elite strategies, framed as crisis management, create their own disordering side-effects. Experiments in movement strategy gain greater significance, as do contending elite efforts at repressing, managing or displacing the fall-out. In this book we investigate both movements and management in the face of crisis, taking crisis and unanticipated consequences as a normal state-of-play. The book enquires into the winners and losers from crisis, and investigates the movement-management nexus as it unfolds in particular localities as well as in broader contexts.

The book deals with some of the most pressing conflicts of our time, and produces a range of theoretical insights: the ubiquity of crisis is seen as not only a hallmark of social life, but a way into a different kind of social analysis.

This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415628358
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/22/2014
Series:
Rethinking Globalizations Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

James Goodman researches social movements and globalization with a focus on global justice and climate change. He is coauthor of Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy (Sage 2013) Disorder and the Disinformation Society, and Climate Upsurge: An Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics (both Routledge 2013).

Jonathan Paul Marshall is an anthropologist who primarily focuses on issues of technology, society and disorder. He is author of Living on Cybermind: Categories, Communication and Control (Peter Lang) and co-author of Disorder and the Disinformation Society (Routledge 2013).

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