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Power and Resistance in the New World Order

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ISBN-10: 0230203701

ISBN-13: 9780230203709

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen Gill

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List price: $47.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 4/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Reading Gramsci
The universal contradiction
A Word on the Structure of the Book
Personal, Political and Intellectual Influences
Politics in the classroom and the politics of class
A sociological perspective on world order
Disciplinary neo-liberalism and the end of history
Social and International Theory
Epistemology, Ontology and the Critique of Political Economy
Epistemology and politics
Differences between Gramscian and positivist approaches
The critique of political economy: four arguments
Beyond vulgar Marxism and the orthodox discourses
Transnational Historical Materialism and World Order
The limits of the possible
The emergence of modern world orders
Twentieth-century world order: between hegemony and passive revolution
Twenty-first century world order: dialectic between the old and radically new
Hegemony, Culture and Imperialism
Cultural resistance after the Chilean coup, 1973
The Chilean question and global politics
The Political Economy of World Order
US Hegemony in the 1980s: Limits and Prospects
Theories of hegemonic decline and the conventional wisdom
A critique of the conventional wisdom
Decline or continuity?
US hegemony and transnational capitalism
Towards a more liberal and transnational hegemony
The Power of Capital: Direct and Structural
Historic blocs and social structures of accumulation
States, markets and the power of capital
The direct power of capital
The structural power of capital
The power of capital: limits and contradictions
Globalization, Market Civilization and Disciplinary Neo-Liberalism
Introduction
Analyzing power and knowledge in the global political economy
The meaning of 'globalization'
'Disciplinary' neo-liberalism
New constitutionalism and global governance
Panopticism and the coercive face of the neo-liberal state
Neo-liberal contradictions and the movement of history
The Geopolitics of the Asian Crisis
Crisis, danger and opportunity
The 'usual suspects' and the imposition of neo-liberalism
Mystification and the East Asian model
The restructuring of East Asia and the new geopolitics of capital
Conclusion
Law, Justice and New Constitutionalism
Introduction
Property rights, contracts and the liberal rule of law
Dimensions of new constitutionalism
Conclusion
Global Transformation and Political Agency
Globalizing Elites in the Emerging World Order
Global disintegration-integration
Perspectives, classes and elites
Globalizing elites and social stratification
Globalism, territorialism and the United States
Concluding reflections
Surveillance Power in Global Capitalism
Panoptic power
American informational capitalism and world power
Expanded reproduction of capital and social order
Production and social reproduction
US social order/disorder: enclavisation and incarceration
Homeland security
'Future image architecture': monitoring enemies and friends
Conclusion
The Post-modern Prince
Why the WTO talks failed?
The contradictions of neo-liberal globalization and the Seattle protests
Towards a post-modern Prince?
Alternatives, Real and Imagined
Alternative concepts of global leadership
Global relations of force and changing conditions of existence
Global alternatives: dominant, progressive and reactionary
Latin America and Brazil: limits and possibilities
Imagining the future of the progressive movements: six propositions
Bibliography
Index