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A History of World Order and Resistance

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This book combines theory with history to?look into a dozen episodes of struggle?over the concrete and?situated terms of world ordering, and?it finds reasons to think that the contemporary 'movement of movements' against neo-liberal globalization has deeper roots and a broader history than is usually recognized.?Informed by case studies from the US, the UK, France, South Africa, Algeria, the Philippines and Jamaica, A History of World Order and Resistance examines how?men and women?are sometimes subjectified by world ordering, and how they?sometimes?make themselves true subjects of their own global history.

The author, an expert on resistance to?world ordering,?situates the contemporary 'movement of movements' against?neo-liberal globalization in a broader historical framework to argue that resistance to world ordering has not only developed its very own, unalienating,?mode of relation to the world economy, but also?sustained it over two hundred years, without political mediation or representations.??Herein lies the?heart of the on-going world revolution against capital. ?The book concludes with a radical polemic against?the political organization of the multitude.

A History of World Order and Resistance will be of interest to students and scholars of political theory, international political economy and globalization.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. A HISTORY OF WORLD ORDER AND RESISTANCE
  3. Rethinking Globalizations
  4. Dedication
  5. Title Page
  6. Copyright
  7. Contents
  8. List of figures
  9. Foreword
  10. Acknowledgements
  11. Introduction: ‘We’ has been there before
    1. Where is everywhere? The world economy as terrains of struggle
    2. Who might ‘We’ be in the world economy?
    3. Conclusion
    4. Outline
  12. 1 Before us: unrelational, immaterial, notions of global power and counter-power
    1. Transnational elites making a world in their image
    2. Global and immanent ‘We’
    3. Conclusion
  13. 2 Towards a proper theory of global presence: three concepts to begin understanding who ‘We’ is
    1. Concepts
      1. Social and economic formation
      2. Articulation
      3. Hegemony
    2. Global subjects and modes of relation to the world economy
    3. Conclusion
  14. 3 Global neighbourhoods and plantations: the long nineteenth century between Toussaint L’Ouverture and the First World War
    1. In the nineteenth century: two modes of relation to the world economy
      1. Creative dislocation
      2. Dialectics of presence
    2. Conclusion
  15. 4 Sites unseen and whole countries: from the end of the First World War to the crisis of the Bretton Woods world order
    1. In the twentieth century: two modes or relations to the world economy
      1. Creative dislocation
      2. Dialectics of presence
    2. Conclusion
  16. 5 Everywhere?: the present juncture
    1. In the age of neo-liberal globalization, two modes of relation to the world economy
      1. Creative dislocation
      2. Dialectics of presence
    2. Conclusion
  17. Conclusion: what is ‘We’ to do?
    1. The rise of political reasonableness
    2. The impolitics of presence
    3. Conclusion
  18. Notes
  19. Bibliography
  20. Index