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The Global Economy as Political Space

Stephen J. Rosow, Naeem Inayatullah, and Mark Rupert, editors
 
ISBN: 978-1-55587-462-9
$25.00
1994/253 pages/LC: 93-33348
Critical Perspectives on World Politics
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DESCRIPTION

As contemporary capitalism integrates the planet to an unprecedented extent, the international political economy defines and constitutes new forces, practices, and movements. Not only are power centers shifting away from Cold War poles, but also the spatial and temporal frames of social life, both domestic and international, are reorganizing. Addressing these transformations, the authors of this book reach beyond mainstream, economistic approaches to explore the social, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of the shift from a nation-state-based to a global economy.

The book neither presents nor endorses any particular critical perspective, but brings together scholars who engage in multiple boundary crossings—traversing disciplines, social identities, histories. The result is a dialogue among participants who, while they may disagree on specific issues, share a commitment to the need for a critical theory of international political economy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephen J. Rosow is associate professor of political science at SUNY, Oswego. Naeem Inayatullah and Mark Rupert are assistant professors of political science at Syracuse University.

CONTENTS

  • Boundaries Crossing: Critical Theories of Global Economy—S.J. Rosow.
  • QUESTIONING INTERNATIONAL THEORY.
  • Nature, Need, and the Human World: "Commercial Society" and the Construction of the World Economy—S.J. Rosow.
  • The "Properties" of the State System and Global Capitalism—K. Burch.
  • Hobbes, Smith, and the Problem of Mixed Ontologies in Neorealist IPE—N. Inayatullah and M. Rupert.
  • Timeless Space and State-Centrism—J.A. Agnew.
  • THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITIES: FEMINIST REWRITINGS.
  • Reginas in IR: Occlusions, Cooperations, and Zimbabwean Cooperatives—C. Sylvester.
  • Latin American Voices of Resistance: Women's Movements and Development Debates—M.H. Marchand.
  • THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITIES: ADVANCED CAPITALISM.
  • Foreign Policy and Identity: The Japanese "Other"/American "Self"—D. Campbell.
  • Between Globalism and Nationalism in the Post-Cold War German Political Economy—F. Unger and B.S. Klein.
  • THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITIES: PERIPHERAL CAPITALISM.
  • Inscribing the Nation: Nehru and the Politics of Identity in India—S. Krishna.
  • Development as a Civilizing Process: State Formation in Mexico—R.W. Coughlin.