Producing Globalisation: Politics of Discourse and Institutions in Greece and Ireland

Producing Globalisation: Politics of Discourse and Institutions in Greece and Ireland

by Andreas Antoniades

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Producing Globalisation: Politics of Discourse and Institutions in Greece and Ireland by Andreas Antoniades

How can we study globalization in a way that transcends the material/ideational rift? How has globalization resonated and/or dominated in different national contexts? What role has been played by national political economies and domestic institutions in this process?

Producing Globalisation attempts to scrutinize the nature of the interplay between globalization and national institutional settings. Rather than taking globalization as a given, this book explores how concrete political actors produced the phenomenon of globalization. Such an approach aims to bring human agency and its importance to the forefront of theory and practice in world politics and economics. The analysis is based on two case-studies, Greece and Ireland. By examining and comparing the discourses, policies and strategies of key, national institutional actors in these two countries, Producing Globalisation offers new insights into the emergence of globalization as a hegemonic discourse, as well as into the theory of hegemonic discourse itself. Thus the author invites us to think differently both about the nature of globalization and the nature of the hegemonic within international political economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719078446
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Andreas Antoniades is Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy and Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex.

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Theory and agents:
• Hegemonic discourse communication: theory and methodology
• Greece and Ireland as social agents in the 1990s
• Institutional reproduction and social transformation: the hegemonic discourse of globalisation in action, 1995-2001:
• The globalisation discourse in Greece
• The globalisation discourse in Ireland
• Conclusions:
• Different facets of globalisation discourse
• Explaining facets of the hegemonic: political economy, domestic institutions and beyond
• Epilogue
• Bibliography

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