Global Governance in Question: Empire, Class and the New Common Sense in Managing North-South Relations (Critical Introductions to World Politics)

Global Governance in Question: Empire, Class and the New Common Sense in Managing North-South Relations (Critical Introductions to World Politics)

By: Susanne Soederberg (author)Paperback

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Like many buzzwords, 'global governance' is as poorly understood as it is popular. In contrast to most mainstream accounts, this book examines global economic governance as an integral moment of contemporary capitalism, presenting a critical insight into its real nature and the interests that it serves. This book begins by asking what has not been discussed in the mainstream debates and why. Drawing on a Marxist perspective, Susanne Soederberg explores neglected issues including transnational debt and the increasingly coercive nature of US aid to so-called `failed states'. She argues that mainstream understandings fail to engage with the wider contradictions that characterise global capitalism. In consequence, there is no explanation of the changing nature of American empire and capitalist power in the world.

About Author

Susanne Soederberg is a Canada Research Chair in Global Political Economy and Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. She is author of Global Governance in Question (Pluto, 2006) andThe Politics of the New International Financial Architecture: Reimposing Neoliberal Domination in the Global South (Zed, 2005).

Contents

Series Introduction Acknowledgements Acronyms Tables 1. Global Governance in Question 2. Common Sense Assumptions: Toward an Historical Materialist Critique of Global Governance 3. Global Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility 4. Global Governance and Transnational Debt 5. Global Governance and Development Aid 6. Beyond the Common Sense of Global Governance: New Research and Political Directions References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745320694
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780745320694
  • ISBN10: 0745320694

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