The New Imperial Order is concerned with the many ways in which globalization impacts upon indigenous peoples, and their response. It explores the global political economy and the ideological and ontological grounds upon which the emergent global order is based. From the perspective of a Maori scholar and activist, it reviews the development of international law and the world order of nation states. It examines the international arena, the national state and forms of regionalism as sites for the reshaping of the global politico-economic order and the emergence of Empire. It identifies the emergence of a new form of global domination in which the connecting roles of militarism and the economy, and the increase in technologies of surveillance and control have acquired growing significance. It argues that indigenous world views are profoundly important to the development of alternative frameworks for global order that combine economic principles with spiritual values.
Makere Stewart-Harawira is an Assistant Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta where she teaches in the Indigenous Peoples Graduate Education programme. She previously taught in the School of Education at the University of Auckland and in the Graduate Programme of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, a Maori tribal University in Whakatane, New Zealand. Makere is of Maori and Scots descent. Her tribal affiliation is Waitaha.