Contesting Global Order: Development, Global Governance, and Globalization

Contesting Global Order: Development, Global Governance, and Globalization

by James H. Mittelman

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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.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136865060
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 292
File size: 2 MB

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 Contents

Introduction  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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