Contesting Global Order traces dominant values and patterns on a world level over the last half century. Including a framing introduction written for the volume, this book presents James H. Mittelman’s most influential essays. It offers cross-regional analysis, drawing on his fieldwork in nine countries in Africa and Asia.
This research explores mechanisms by which prevailing knowledge about global order is implicated in its deep tensions: chiefly, the impetus for development and global governance embodies aspirations for attaining wellbeing and upholding human dignity; yet market- and state-driven globalization embraces basic ideas inscribed in power, thus increasing vulnerability and making the world more insecure. Rather than exalt one element in this quandary over another, Mittelman shows how different aspects of the relationship collide. Examining cases of specific localities, international organizations, and social movements, this grounded study unveils evolving structures that shape our times. It projects scenarios for future global order and how to make it work for the have-nots.
Mittelman consistently forges a critical perspective throughout this collection. His reflections cut against conventions in international studies and, more generally, global order. This volume will be of great interest to all students and practitioners of development, global governance, and globalization.
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About the Author
James H. Mittelman is University Professor of International Affairs at American University. Previously, he held the Pok Rafeah Chair, National University of Malaysia, and was a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His prior books include The Globalization Syndrome: Transformation and Resistance (Princeton University Press, 2000) and Hyperconflict: Globalization and Insecurity (Stanford University Press, 2010).
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1. Framework Part 1: Development 2. The Internationalization of Political Violence 3. Underdevelopment and Nationalisation 4. Marginalization and the International Division of Labor Opening The Market Part 2: International Organization and Global Governance 5. Collective Decolonisation and the U.N. Committee of 24 6. Rethinking “The New Regionalism” in the Context of Globalization 7. The Globalization of Organized Crime, the Courtesan State, and the Corruption of Civil Society Part 3: Globalization 8. What is Critical Globalization Studies? 9. Globalisation and Environmental Resistance Politics 10. Globalization and Development: Learning from Debates in China Part 4: Knowledge and Power 11. Rethinking the International Division of Labour in the Context of Globalization 12. Conceptualizing Resistance to Globalization 13. Globalization: An Ascendant Paradigm? Conclusion 14. Making Globalization Work for the Have-Nots
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