Theory of the Global State: Globality as an Unfinished Revolution

Theory of the Global State: Globality as an Unfinished Revolution

by Martin Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 052159250X

ISBN-13: 9780521592505

Pub. Date: 11/30/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"This study rewrites the terms of debate about globalization. Martin Shaw argues that the deepest meaning of globality is the growing sense of worldwide human commonality as a practical social force, arising from political struggle, not technological change. The book focusses upon two new concepts: the unfinished global-democratic revolution and the global-Western…  See more details below

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"This study rewrites the terms of debate about globalization. Martin Shaw argues that the deepest meaning of globality is the growing sense of worldwide human commonality as a practical social force, arising from political struggle, not technological change. The book focusses upon two new concepts: the unfinished global-democratic revolution and the global-Western state. Shaw shows how an internationalized, post-imperial Western state conglomerate, symbiotically linked to global institutions, is increasingly consolidated amidst worldwide democratic upheavals against authoritarian, quasi-imperial non-Western state. This study explores the radical implications of these concepts for social, political and international theory, through a fundamental critique of modern 'national-international' social thought and dominant economistic versions of global theory. Theory of the Global State offers a historical, theoretical and political framework for understanding state and society in the emerging global age."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521592505
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, #73
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: globality in historical perspective1
Pt. ICritique
2Critique of national and international relations25
3Intimations of globality: Hamlet without the Prince67
Pt. IIHistory and agency
4Internationalized bloc-states and democratic revolution101
5Global revolution, counterrevolution and genocidal war144
Pt. IIIState
6State in globality173
7Relations and forms of global state power195
8Contradictions of state power: towards the global state?232
Pt. IVConclusion
9Politics of the unfinished revolution259
References271
Index287

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