The speed and intensity of global integration in the last two decades
have provoked serious debate about the human impact of globalization
and deep concern about the capacity of the state to provide social
justice. Street Protests and Fantasy Parks focuses on two
dimensions of globalization: the cultural and social realities of
global connection and the uneasily shifting role of the state. While
global processes are fusing societies and economies more deeply than
ever before, the editors 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 the consequences of those choices for culture and society.
David R. Cameron is a professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Janice Gross Stein is Director, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.
Preface 1. Street Protests and Fantasy Parks / David R. Cameron and Janice 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 the Anti-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. Cameron and Janice Gross Stein Appendix A: Posting to the MAI-NOT Listserv Appendix B: Global Communication Policy Environment Bibliography Contributors Index