Politics and Globalisation: Knowledge, Ethics and Agency

Politics and Globalisation: Knowledge, Ethics and Agency

by Martin Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415206987

ISBN-13: 9780415206983

Pub. Date: 12/10/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Globalisation is widely understood as a set of processes driven by technological, economic and cultural change. Few have successfully defined the changing character and role of politics in global change. Political institutions such as the nation-state have been seen as undermined by globalisation, or needing to respond to it. This book clarifies the tensions which

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Globalisation is widely understood as a set of processes driven by technological, economic and cultural change. Few have successfully defined the changing character and role of politics in global change. Political institutions such as the nation-state have been seen as undermined by globalisation, or needing to respond to it. This book clarifies the tensions which global change has provoked in our understanding of politics. Politics and Globalisation suggests that globalisation is a process which is politically contested and even politically constituted. The volume presents five key intellectual and political contests in globalisation:
· the extent and political significance of globalising changes in economy and society · how and how far the relations and forms of nation-state organisation are transformed
· whether the given concepts and methods of political science as a discipline can be applied to global and regional politics, and whether they require radical reformulation;
· the role and significance of ethical questions in global change
· whether global change is constituted by, or denies, radical political agency

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415206983
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/10/1999
Series:
Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Globalisation: prospects for a paradigm shift9
2How novel is globalisation?23
3The national economy in the contemporary global system37
4Globalisation, regional integration and the state55
5Social movements and the challenge to power73
6Comparison, cleavages and cycles: politics and the European Union89
7A political science response to a global politics agenda99
8Anti-politics and civil society in Central Europe113
9Global ethics and the implications of globalisation127
10Globalising liberalism? Morality and legitimacy in a liberal global order143
11Globality as a revolutionary transformation159
12Towards a political economy of agency in contemporary international relations174
Bibliography202
Index226

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