Globalization and the Politics of Resistance 2000
The key political and social tension in the coming era will be between the forces of neoliberal economic globalization, seeking to expand the freedom of private capital and the market, and the forces of social resistance, seeking to preserve and redefine community and solidarity. The paradox of 'globalization' is that it both weakens and activates social forces of resistance, making 'the politics of resistance' both inevitable and central. Rejecting economic determinism, this book sets out to establish the centrality of 'the political' in our understandings of globalization. In a wide-ranging set of essays, distinguished contributors explore the new 'strategies of resistance' emerging on local, national, regional and global scales. The authors engage in critical rethinking of 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.