Social movements and the challenge to power

Stammers, Neil (1999) Social movements and the challenge to power. In: Shaw, Martin (ed.) Politics and Globalisation: Knowledge, ethics and agency. Routledge Advances in International Relations and Politics . Routledge, London, 73 - 88. ISBN 9780415206983

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Globalisation is widely understood as a set of processes driven by technological, economic and cultural change. Few have successfully defined the changing character and role of politics in global change. Political institutions such as the nation-state have been seen as undermined by globalisation, or needing to respond to it. This book clarifies the tensions which global change has provoked in our understanding of politics. Politics and Globalisation suggests that globalisation is a process which is politically contested and even politically constituted. The volume presents five key intellectual and political contests in globalisation:
he extent and political significance of globalising changes in economy and society.
ow and how far the relations and forms of nation-state organisation are transformed.
hether the given concepts and methods of political science as a discipline can be applied to global and regional politics, and whether they require radical reformulation.
he role and significance of ethical questions in global change.
hether global change is constituted by, or denies, radical political agency.

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