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Palgrave Macmillan

Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity

ISBN 9781137293671
Publication Date January 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International Political Economy Series

An interdisciplinary group of scholars from the global North and South critically explore the global deepening of market economy models. In case studies including Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, they examine the associated tensions of livelihood and ecology in the current context of global economic crisis, considering issues of natural ecology, water use, health, childcare, technology and work, migration, and economic growth. The analysis of the complex connections between domestic and global dynamics across diverse cases and issues helps reveal that state-centric approaches are still hovering over the politics of restructuring through which conformity to economic growth is addressed.

Yıldız Atasoy is Professor of Sociology and Associate Member of the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her books include Islam's Marriage with Neoliberalism: State Transformation in Turkey (2009); Hegemonic Transitions, the State and Crisis in Neoliberal Capitalism (2009); Turkey, Islamists and Democracy: Transition and Globalization in a Muslim State (2005); Global Shaping and Its Alternatives (2003). Her research focuses on the politics of globalization, political economy of agrifood systems, citizenship, Islamic politics and gender relations.

1. Introduction: Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity; Yıldız Atasoy
PART I: COMMODIFICATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE
2. Understanding Neoliberalism as Economization: The Case of the Environment; Fikret Adaman and Yahya M. Madra
3. Neoliberalism, Nature, and Changing Modalities of Environmental Governance in Contemporary Turkey; Leila M. Harris and Mine Işlar
PART II: MARKET DEVELOPMENTALISM AND LIVELIHOOD CHANGE
4. Tarnished yet Tenacious: Examining the Track Record and Future of Public-Private Partnership Hospitals in Canada ; Heather Whiteside
5. Nanotechnology Industrial Development and Its Likely Implications for Labour ; Noela Invernizzi
6. Global Economic Crisis and the 'Spatial Fix' of China's World Factory: The Great 'Long March' Inland; Jun Zhang
7. Childcare Policy Reform and Gender Equality in China; Xinying Hu
PART III: STATE RESTRUCTURING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
8. Brazil: Neoliberal Restructuring or Rejuvenation of the Developmental
State?; James M. Cypher
9. Can China's Growth Lead the World Out of the Global Economic Crisis?; Paul Bowles
10. Crisis, Social Class and the 'Fixing' of Capitalism in Mexico; Hepzibah Muñoz Martínez
PART IV: ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF POLITICS
11. Alternative Policy Groups and Transnational Counter-Hegemonic Struggle; William K. Carroll
12. Conclusion: Rethinking the Politics of Diversity; Yıldız Atasoy

Fikret Adaman, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Yıldız Atasoy, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Paul Bowles, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
James M. Cyphers, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico
William K. Carroll, University of Victoria, Canada
Leila M. Harris, University of British Columbia, Canada
Xinying Hu, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Noela Invernizzi, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Mine Işlar, Lund University Centre, Sweden
Yahya M. Madra, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Hepzibah Muñoz Martínez, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Heather Whiteside, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jun Zhang, University of Toronto, Canada

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