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Bottom-Up Politics
An Agency-Centred Approach to Globalization
 
 
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22 Nov 2011
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The writing out of agency from the study of globalization resulted in its portrayal as an uncontrollable, unstoppable and unchangeable force. Ordinary people have been conceptualized as victims or beneficiaries. Alternatively, grassroots activism has been romantically portrayed as an unproblematic force for good. Inspired by the work of Mary Kaldor on global civil society and new wars, the authors explore complex, counterintuitive and even unintended forms and consequences of bottom-up politics as the state loses its dominance as a political actor in the global era. Leading theorists such as Albrow, Falk, Held, Rothschild and Sassen, together with young scholars demonstrate the importance of agency to our understanding of globalization. They offer a critical evaluation of bottom-up politics from a variety of disciplines, including those of sociology, law, economics, history and politics. The book is an invaluable guide to a paradigm shift not just in studying but also in doing politics.


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The writing out of agency from the study of globalization resulted in its portrayal as an uncontrollable, unstoppable and unchangeable force. Ordinary people have been conceptualized as victims or beneficiaries. Alternatively, grassroots activism has been romantically portrayed as an unproblematic force for good. Inspired by the work of Mary Kaldor on global civil society and new wars, the authors explore complex, counterintuitive and even unintended forms and consequences of bottom-up politics as the state loses its dominance as a political actor in the global era. Leading theorists such as Albrow, Falk, Held, Rothschild and Sassen, together with young scholars demonstrate the importance of agency to our understanding of globalization. They offer a critical evaluation of bottom-up politics from a variety of disciplines, including those of sociology, law, economics, history and politics. The book is an invaluable guide to a paradigm shift not just in studying but also in doing politics.


Contents

Introduction; D.Kostovicova & M.Glasius
PART I: GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY: AN EMERGING REALITY
Cosmopolitan Democracy: Paths and Agents; D.Archibugi & D.Held
The Umma: From Global Civil Society to Global Public Sphere; H.R.Ezzat
Civility and Global Civil Society: The Missing Link; H.K.Anheier
Cosmopolitan Intimacies and Sexual Politics in Global Civil Society; H.Seckinelgin
Dissident Writings: Prefiguring Global Civil Society?; M.Glasius
PART II: HUMAN SECURITY: FROM STATES TO PEOPLE
External State-building and Transnational Networks: The Limits of the Civil Society Approach; D.Kostovicova & V.Bojicic-Dzelilovic
A Bottom-up Approach to Redressing Past Violations of Human Rights; C.Chinkin & I.Rangelov
The Degeneration of Cosmopolitan Wars; M.J.Faber
From Counter-force to Human Security? Experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan; M.Theros & Y.Said
Peace and the People: How the European Union Rewrites Security; G.Schmeder & M.Martin
PART III: BOTTOM-UP GLOBALIZATION
Appropriating Normative Geopolitics: Civil Society, International Law, and the Future of the United Nations; R.Falk
Chipko and Grameen Bank: Women's Responses of Resistance and Accommodation with Capital; M.Desai
Globalization and the Study of Global Politics from Below: Preparing the Ground for an Alternative Approach; S.Selchow
Against All Odds: The Urbanizing of Human Security?; S.Sassen
Old New Wars: Global History from Below; E.Rothschild
Conclusion: Can Global Civil Society Answer the Hobbesian Problem?; M.Albrow


Authors

DENISA KOSTOVICOVA Senior Lecturer in Global Politics at the Department of Government at LSE and Research Fellow at LSE Global Governance, UK. Her research interests include civil society, human security and post-conflict reconstruction and state-building. She is the author of Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space.
MARLIES GLASIUS Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her research interests include civil society, international criminal justice, human security and authoritarian rule. She is the author of The International Criminal Court: A Global Civil Society Achievement and a founding editor of Global Civil Society.