Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745329208 Published September 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329215 Published September 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Hollow Hegemony: Rethinking Global Politics, Power and Resistance

David Chandler, Wendy Varney, and Richard Gosden

Hollow Hegemony: Rethinking Global Politics, Power and Resistance

David Chandler, Wendy Varney, and Richard Gosden

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745329208 Published September 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329215 Published September 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

David Chandler explores the concept of 'global ideology' and how it impacts on conflict, security and development policy-making, explaining why 'the global' is such a damaging construction and exposing the political vacuum at the heart of common perceptions of global politics.

He argues that the pre-eminence of the global, whether in terms of global governance, global security or global resistance, is predicated on a lack rather than a presence. It is the lack of clear sites and articulations of power, the lack of clear security threats and the lack of clear political programmes or movements of resistance that drives the concept of international relations in global terms.

This wide-ranging analysis is a perfect antidote for students frustrated with the abundant but vague literature on globalisation.

Contents

1. Introduction: The Global Ideology
2. The Security-Development Nexus
3. International Statebuilding
4. Human Security
5. Global Norms
6. Political Community
7. Global War
8. Hollow Hegemony
9. Conclusion: 'The Flight from Sovereignty'
Bibliography
Index

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