Contesting Globalization: Space and Place in the World Economy

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Political Science - 207 pages

Contesting Globalization makes an innovative and original addition to the literature on globalization examining the challenges faced by those wishing to develop progressive visions of transparent global governance and civil society.

This new study closely traces the history and development of the institutions of global governance (The World Bank, IMF, WTO etc.) as well as the emergence of the anti-globalization movement. The author argues that we are at a unique moment where social forces have moved from national and international struggles to a global struggle and intervention in the world economy.

A series of case studies examine the ways in which cities have become contested sites for global struggles from the London dockworkers strikes of the nineteenth century to the recent demonstrations against the international financial institutions in Genoa, Seattle and Washington.

 

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Contents

Emerging modes of social relations to the world economy
9
What will be included in this book and what will be left
15
Three episodes from cities in the world economy
39
Occupying places in the world economy
71
The civic ordering of global social relations
104
outlines of a radical articulation
140
Conclusion
157
Notes
164
Bibliography
178
Index
203
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André C. Drainville is a professor of international political economy at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

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