Street Protests and Fantasy Parks focuses on the cultural and social realities of globalization and the uneasily shifting role of the state. While global processes are fusing societies and economies more deeply than ever before, Cameron and Stein argue that obituaries for the state are premature, if not wholly inappropriate. These essays examine a series of compelling case studies -- the entertainment industry, citizenship, social activism, and wired communication -- to assess the choices states have and their consequences for culture and society.Despite the seismic changes that globalization has wrought on governments, the state remains the last, best guardian of its people. This book -- essential reading for policy makers, the media, social activists, and academics -- explains just why that is.
David R. Cameron is a professor in the Department ofPolitical Science, University of Toronto. Janice GrossStein is Director, Munk Centre for International Studies,University of Toronto.
Preface 1. Street Protests and Fantasy Parks / David R. Cameron andJanice Gross Stein 2. The Global Entertainment Economy / John Hannigan 3. Transnationalism, Diasporic Communities, and Changing Identity:Implications for Canadian Citizenship Policy / Lloyd L.Wong 4. Civil Society Activism on the World Wide Web: The Case of theAnti-MAI Lobby / Ronald J. Deibert 5. Communication and Globalization: A Challenge for Public Policy /Marc Raboy 6. The State As Place amid Shifting Spaces / David R. Cameronand Janice Gross Stein Appendix A: Posting to the MAI-NOT Listserv Appendix B: Global Communication Policy Environment Bibliography Contributors Index