The paradox of "globalization" is that it both weakens and activates social forces of resistance. This book establishes the centrality of "the political" in our understanding of globalization and explores the "strategies of resistance" on a local, national, regional and global scale. Its wide ranging set of contributors engage in re-thinking what practices now constitute viable political strategies in the world economy, focusing on popular responses to neoliberal globalization and the rearticulation of society, politics and the state.
BARRY K. GILLS is Senior Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Director of the Newcastle Research Working Group on Globalization. He was a founding editor of the Review of International Political Economy, and has acted as guest editor for Third World Quarterly and New Political Economy. His works include Low Intensity Democracy: Political Power in the New World Order (co-edited with Joel Rocamora and Richard Wilson); Transcending the State/ Global Divide: A Neo-Structuralist Agenda in International Relations (edited with R.Palan); The World System: Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand? (editor with Andr? Gunder Frank), and Korea versus Korea: a Case of Contested Legitimacy. AE(00): Foreword by JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH