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The Politics of the New International Financial Architecture: Reimposing Neoliberal Domination in the Global South Paperback – 1 Nov 2004
by Susanne Soederberg (Author)

Recent years have witnessed a veritable epidemic of financial crises - from Mexico, through South East Asia, Russia, Brazil and now Argentina. The rich industrial countries, led by the United States, have had to respond. This book examines the G7‘s attempts over the past decade to re-establish rules and a degree of order in the world financial system through the creation of the Financial Stability Forum and the G20, which they are calling the New International Financial Architecture. Susanne Soederberg asks: · Why has the New International Financial Architecture emerged? · At whose initiative? · What does it involve? · What are the underlying power relations? · Who is benefiting? · Will it really work? The author argues, however, that this tinkering with the capitalist system will not achieve either sustained economic growth or stability in financial markets, let alone enhance the capability of developing countries to tackle the problems of mass poverty and social injustice.


About the Author

Susanne Soederberg taught International Political Economy at the University of Alberta, Canada and is currently an Associate Professor in Development Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Her work has been published in journals such as: Latin American Perspectives, Third World Quarterly, Global Governance, Review of International Political Economy, Historical Materialism, and the Socialist Register.

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Zed Books; 1 edition (1 Nov. 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1842773798
ISBN-13: 978-1842773796
Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.3 x 24.1 cm

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Beginning to Remember : The Past in the Indonesian Present
by Mary Zurbuchen


A collection of essays exploring the theme of historical memory in contemporary Indonesia


About the Author:

Mary S. Zurbuchen is director for Asia and Russia programs with the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. The contributors include Andi F. Bakti, Daniel S. Lev, Hendrik Maier, Kate McGregor, Goenawan Mohamad, Nancy L. Peluso, Tristuti Rachmadi, Anthony Reid, Geoffrey Robinson, Klaus H. Schreiner, Laurie J. Sears, Karen Strassler, Fadjar I. Thufail, Gerry van Klinken, and Paul van Zyl.

Penerbit     Singapore University Press
Tempat Terbit     Singapore
Tahun     2005
ISBN     9789971693039
Deskripsi     376 p., 23 cm.

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A New Democracy; Alternatives to A Bankrupt World Order - Harry Shutt


"There is no alternative" to the prevailing global economic system has become the watchword of our times. Yet more and more people agree with Harry Shutt that this way lacks vision for the future of humanity, is empty of social responsibility and environmental care, and will not deliver a stable economy or secure political future. He shows why the late 20th century's version of laisser-faire capitalism is inherently unstable and heading for breakdown. And why the neo-imperial international political order, dominated by the US, is likely to follow suit. Above all, he gives us practical ideas for overcoming the crisis of underdevelopment and poverty in the Third World; replacing the "free" market with a system that limits profit maximization, curbs the power of big money, and introduces an element of rational planning; and a new supra-national system that replaces globalization with genuinely democratic and socially responsible institutions for managing global problems.


About the Author

Harry Shutt is an independent economic consultant. His most recent book is The Trouble with Capitalism.


Series: Global Issues Series
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Zed Books (February 9, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 185649974X
ISBN-13: 978-1856499743
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces

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Decentralization and Regional Autonomy in Indonesia: Implementation and Challenges
by Coen J. G. Holtzappel (Editor), Martin Ramstedt (Editor)

In 1999, Indonesia embarked on a reform of regional governance that brings self-governance to rural districts and municipalities, i.e., the administrative and democratic capacity needed to apply basic services like healthcare, national legislation and environment policies. This edited volume is the first book, which not only deals with the 1999 legislation but also shows how the deficiencies and contradictions of this legislation reduced implementation between 2001 and 2004 to a try-out. The book also discusses the adaptations that were the focus of the debate on the revision of the 1999 legislation that resulted in the 2004 update legislation and the amendment of the 1945 Constitution. Anthropological case studies of five provinces complement and deepen the findings of the more general survey reports.

About the Author:

Coen J.G. Holtzappel is Lecturer (retired), for the cultural and political anthropology of Indonesia, social theory and non-Western sociology at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Non-Western Sociology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Martin Ramstedt is Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany

Hardcover: 462 pages
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; New ed. edition (November 5, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9812308202
ISBN-13: 978-9812308207
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches

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Biopolitics: A Feminist and Ecological Reader on Biotechnology Paperback – September 15, 1995
by Vandana Shiva (Editor), Ingunn Moser (Editor)

Biotechnology is the single most powerful bundle of new technologies currently under development. It is also the most intrusive and determinative technology relating to nature generally and the human body specifically. This Reader brings together some of the most important work from feminists and environmentalists critical of the headlong rush into what is likely to prove a technological minefield. As such it will be essential reading for students, scholars and activists in social studies of science, women's studies, development and environmental studies.

About the Author

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and campaigner. A former physicist, feminist and philosopher, she is prominent in citizens' actions against environmental destruction, and critical of the latest agricultural and genetic engineering technologies and the giant corporations which control them. A leader in the International Forum on Globalization along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, Vandana Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award) in 1993, and the Earth Day Award. In India she is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology. She is also the founder of Bija Vidyapeeth which offers conference and seminar facilities in an ambiance which reinvigorates our vital link with Nature at the Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation and Agroecology Farm in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her numerous influential books include: Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development (Zed Books and Kali for Women, 1989) The Violence of the Green Revolution (Zed Books and Third World Network, 1991) Monocultures of the Mind (Zed Books and Third World Network, 1993) Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge (South End Press, 1997) Stolen Harvest: The Highjacking of the Global Food Supply (South End Press and Zed Books, 2000) Protect or Plunder? Understanding Intellectual Property Rights (Penguin Books India and Zed Books, 2001)

Ingunn Moser teaches at the Centre for Technology and Culture, University of Oslo.

Format Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.53mm | 453.59g
Publication date 15 Sep 1995
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Language English
ISBN10 1856493369
ISBN13 9781856493369

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Zapatistas: Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global (Rebels)
by Alex Khasnabish (Author)

In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants emerged from the highlands and jungle in the far southeast of Mexico and declared "!Ya basta!" - "Enough!" - to 500 years of colonialism, racism, exploitation, oppression, and genocide. As elites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico celebrated the coming into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional, EZLN) declared war against this 500 year old trajectory toward oblivion, one that they said was most recently reincarnated in the form of neoliberal capitalist globalization that NAFTA represented.

While the Zapatista uprising would have a profound impact upon the socio-political fabric of Chiapas its effects would be felt far beyond the borders of Mexico. At a moment when state-sponsored socialism had all but vanished from the global political landscape and other familiar elements of the left appeared utterly demoralized and defeated in the face of neoliberal capitalism's global ascendance, the Zapatista uprising would spark an unexpected and powerful new wave of radical socio-political action transnationally.

Through an exploration of the Zapatista movement's origins, history, structure, aims, political philosophy and practice, and future directions this book provides a critical, comprehensive, and accessible overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history.

About Alex Khasnabish

Alex Khasnabish is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His first book Zapatismo Beyond Borders: New Imaginations of Political Possibility (2008), focuses on the reasons for and consequences of the transnational resonance of Zapatismo and the links between radical political imaginations and global anti-capitalism. His work has been published in AmeriQuests, Anthropologica, Critique of Anthropology, the Globalization and Autonomy Working Paper Series, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Politics and Culture, and Upping the Anti.

Format Paperback | 232 pages
Dimensions 129 x 198 x 15.24mm | 249.48g
Publication date 15 Mar 2010
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Language English
ISBN10 1848132085
ISBN13 9781848132085

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Global Governance and Biopolitics: Regulating Human Security
by David Roberts (Author)


This seminal work is the first fully to engage human security with power in the international system. It presents global governance not as impartial institutionalism, but as the calculated mismanagement of life, directing biopolitical neoliberal ideology through global networks, undermining the human security of millions. The book responds to recent critiques of the human security concept as incoherent by identifying and prioritizing transnational human populations facing life-ending contingencies en mass. Furthermore, it proposes a realignment of World Bank practices towards mobilizing indigenous provision of water and sanitation in areas with the highest rates of avoidable child mortality.

Roberts demonstrates that mainstream IR's nihilistic domination of security thinking is directly responsible for blocking the realization of greater human security for countless people worldwide, whilst its assumptions and attendant policies perpetuate the dystopia its proponents claim is inevitable. Yet this book presents a viable means of achieving a form of human security so far denied to the most vulnerable people in the world.


About the Author

David Roberts is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Ulster. He is the Convenor and Chair of the British International Studies Association Human Security Working Group, external examiner with the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the University of Coventry, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Governance and International Affairs, University of Bristol. He has published a previous monograph Human Insecurity (Zed 2008) and another on postconflict democratization in Cambodia, and will publish in 2010 a monograph critiquing Liberal peacebuilding in developing societies that proposes an alternative 'everyday lives' approach to the postconflict challenge which invigorates positive peace through structural and institutional reforms to the Liberal Project. He has published more than 30 other chapters and articles in peer reviewed outlets on human security and peacebuilding.


Format Paperback | 208 pages
Dimensions 138 x 216 x 17.78mm | 272.16g
Publication date 15 Dec 2009
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Language English
ISBN10 1848132174
ISBN13 9781848132177

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by Kazuki Iwanaga (Editor), Marjorie Suriyamongkol (Editor)

The first study in English to analyse in detail the position of women in Thai politics, this edited volume addresses the challenges, obstacles and opportunities for increased women's political representation in Thailand. With contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field, it subjects various dimensions of women and politics in Thailand to both theoretical and empirical scrutiny; in so doing, it draws together into one volume, previously fragmented research in this field.
In seeking to address these and related issues, the analysis brings together a complex interplay of factors, such as traditional Thai views of gender and politics; the national and local political context of the Thai constitution of 1997; and recent experiences of selected women politicians in the legislative and executive branches of Thai government.

About Kazuki Iwanaga
Kazuki Iwanaga is a senior lecturer in political science at Halmstad University in Sweden. He was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Political Science at Thammasat University, Bangkok, in 2002. His research interests include the impact of women on public policy and women's political participation in Asia.

    Format Paperback | 250 pages
    Dimensions 138 x 216 x 17mm | 385.55g
    Publication date 01 Apr 2008
    Publisher NIAS Press
    Publication City/Country Copenhagen, Denmark
    Language English
    ISBN10 8791114357
    ISBN13 9788791114359

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From Rebellion to Riots: Collective Violence on Indonesian Borneo
Author: Jamie Seth Davidson


From Rebellion to Riots is a critical analysis of the roots of contemporary violence in one of Indonesia’s most ethnically heterogeneous provinces, West Kalimantan. Since the late 1960s, this province has suffered periodic outbreaks of ethnic violence among its Dayak, Malay, Madurese, and ethnic Chinese populations. Citing evidence from his research, internal military documents, and ethnographic accounts, Jamie S. Davidson refutes popular explanations for these flare-ups. The recurrent violence has less to do with a clash of cultures, the ills of New Order-led development, or indigenous marginalization than with the ongoing politicization of ethnic and indigenous identity in the region.            

Looking at key historical moments, markedly different in their particulars, Davidson reveals the important links between ethnic violence and subnational politics. In one case, army officers in Soeharto’s recently established New Order regime encouraged anti-Chinese sentiments. To move against communist-inspired rebellion, they recruited indigenous Dayaks to expunge tens of thousands of ethnic Chinese from interior towns and villages. This counter-insurgent bloodshed inadvertently initiated a series of clashes between Dayaks and Madurese, another migrant community. Driven by an indigenous empowerment movement and efforts by local elites to control benefits provided by decentralization and democratization, these low-intensity riots rose to immense proportions in the late 1990s. From Rebellion to Riots demonstrates that the endemic violence in this vast region is not the inevitable outcome of its ethnic diversity, and reveals that the initial impetus for collective bloodshed is not necessarily the same as the forces that sustain it.


ISBN: 9789971694272
Language: English
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press

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Progress: Can We Do Without It?
Author: Massimo L. Salvadori


We are now experiencing immense progress, but as an idea it seems inadequate. Our focus is now on insecurity, threat and a sense that economic growth has come at the price of environmental devastation.

In a passionate attempt to 'give a future to the future' Massimo Salvadori traces the turbulent history of an idea. Looking at both its seductiveness and the reasons for its defeats, this book takes us on a journey through revolution, communism, Nazism, social democracy and globalization. It is only by understanding what actually happened to progress, he argues, that we can hope for real development in future.

This powerful essay by a leading political thinker is a manifesto for our times.


About the Author

Massimo L. Salvadori is Professor of Political Science at the University of Turin and one of Italy's leading political thinkers. His previous books include: Karl Kautshy and the Socialist Revolution 1880 - 1938; The Liberal History; and Modern Socialism.

    Publisher: Zed Books; 1 edition (15 Jan. 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1842779370
    ISBN-13: 978-1842779378

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Travel Worlds : Journeys in Contemporary Cultural Politics

Editors: Raminder Kaur and John Hutnyk


African-American musicians head East for Kung-Fu kicks while paedophiles go for cheap sex pilgrimage; Western bible-bashers adopt missionary positions in India while heroic Saint George signs on as an Arab soldier in Britain; the scars of Partition mock the protocols of transit, while nomadic insurgents resist the Bangladeshi nation state with lyrical persuasion; Kula Shaker and Madonna trinketize the `Orient' while dead tourists exchange values with travelling `terrorists'; British Mirpuris and Black women travel back to the `Old Country' and beyond in ways that are not quite as they seem; and ethnographers collide with tourists in the carousel of Goa's resorts.

Including poetry and fiction alongside academic essays, this book refuses simplistic dichotomies of north/south and east/west and confronts head on existing conventions of writing about travel in post-colonial, literary and cultural studies. In so doing, it sheds new light on:

* the shortcomings of border theories and nation-state parameters
* the politics of diasporic and transnational travels
* the relations between tourism and terrorism
* the limitations of `alternative' tourism

TRAVEL WORLDS plots the politics of diverse journeys; it is `something of a travel guide, something of a hold-all backpack, and something of another compass'.

About the Author

Raminder Kaur has recently finished her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is Artistic Director and chief script writer of Chandica Arts.

John Hutnyk is currently European Research Fellow in Social Sciences at the University of Heidelberg.

    Publisher ZED BOOKS LTD
    Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
    Language English
    Illustrations note notes, bibliography, index
    ISBN10 1856495620
    ISBN13 9781856495622

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Silenced Rivers : The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams

Author: Patrick McCully

Entirely updated in the light of the recent World Commission on Dams Report, and responding to it, this new edition of Patrick McCully's now classic study shows why large dams have become such a controversial technology in both industrialized and developing countries. The book explains the history and politics of dam building worldwide and shows why large dams have become so controversial. It details the ecological and human impacts of large dams, and shows how the 'national interest' argument is used to legitimize uneconomic and unjust projects which benefit elites while impoverishing tens of millions, describes the technical, safety and economic problems of dam technology, the structure of the international dam-building industry, and the role played by international banks and aid agencies.

It tells the story of the rapid growth of the international anti-dam movement, and recounts some of the most important anti-dam campaigns around the world. McCully shows how the dam lobby and governments have reacted to criticism by cosmetic 'greening' of the dam-building process, and through state repression outlines the alternatives to dams, and argues that their replacement by less destructive alternatives requires the opening up of the industry's practices to public scrutiny.

About Patrick McCully

Patrick McCully is campaigns director of the California-based International Rivers Network. He is also an associate editor of The Ecologist and a contributing writer for Multinational Monitor. Since 1992 he has worked with activists in India opposing the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River. He is co-author of two books, Imperilled Planet (1990) and The Road to Rio: An NGO Action Guide to the Earth Summit (1992).

    Publisher ZED BOOKS LTD
    Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
    Language English
    ISBN10 1856499022
    ISBN13 9781856499026

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The Third World in the Age of Globalisation: Requiem or New Agenda?

Author: Ash Narain Roy


In the new unipolar world of globalisation, the bargaining power and sense of solidarity of Third World countries have never been weaker. But their shared problems, this author argues, remain a reality which requires political expression. But does the Third World still even exist? What role, if any, can it have in the 21st century‘s new topography of power? And with what agenda? These are the critical questions explored .

These questions lead the author into his second theme. Latin America has long had to confront how to conduct its relations with an over-mighty neighbour, the USA. It may now be well placed to help developing countries concert together. To this end the author explores modern Latin American history, with emphasis on the changes wrought in the 1980s and 90s in the context of the continent‘s wider relations with the Third World and the USA. The result is an insightful account of where developing countries now are and how they might seek to reassert themselves in order to defend their interests in the new world order.

About the Author

Ash Narain Roy is currently assistant editor at the Hindustan Times, New Delhi. In the 1980s he spent some four years at the prestigious Centro de Estudios Internacionales, El Colegio de Mexico as a visiting scholar. He has also been associated with the Third World journal published from Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City. He is the first recipient of the Appan Menon Memorial Award.


    Paperback: 148 pages
    Publisher: Zed Books (February 1, 2000)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1856497968
    ISBN-13: 978-1856497961
    Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
    Shipping Weight: 9 ounces

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Governance in Indonesia: Challenges Facing the Megawati Presidency Hardcover – January, 2003

Hadi Soesastro, Anthony L. Smith and Mui Ling Han

When Megawati Soekarnoputri became the President of Indonesia in July 2001, there were strong expectations. But so far, fundamental economic and political reforms have yet to be undertaken. The deadly Bali bombings on 12 October 2002 presented a wake-up call for the Megawati government. Terrorism on an international scale had now hit home.

Now, more than ever, there is greater urgency on the part of the Megawati government to tackle the myriad of political and economic problems plaguing the country. This volume features some of the major issues that faced the Megawati government even before the devastating Bali attacks. The contributors include academics, practitioners and activists, offering a diversity of views.


About the Authors

• Hadi Soesastro was the Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, Indonesia.

• Anthony L Smith was a Senior Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii.

• Han Mui Ling was a Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (January 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9812301941
ISBN-13: 978-9812301949

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Juggernaut Politics: Understanding Predatory Globalization
by Jacques B. Gelinas (Author)


The need for maximum labor flexibility in order to ensure competitiveness has replaced the old aim of making workers into productive allies and mass consumers. Jacques B. Gelinas' vivid text picks out the key elements of this new economic landscape, and explains why the owners and CEO's of this new transnational economy no longer need their traditional alliance with the state and the middle classes. He depicts governments, spellbound by the market, abandoning their obligations to defend civil society.

About the Author

Jacques B. Gelinas is a full-time essayist and lecturer on Third World issues.


Product details

    Paperback: 256 pages
    Publisher: Zed Books (December 19, 2003)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1842771698
    ISBN-13: 978-1842771693
    Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
    Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces

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Impossible Peace : Israel/Palestine since 1989 (Global History of the Present)

Author: Mark Levine

In 1993 luminaries from around the world signed the 'Oslo Accords' - a pledge to achieve lasting peace in the Holy Land - on the lawn of the White House. Yet things didn't turn out quite as planned. With over 1, 000 Israelis and close to four times that number of Palestinians killed since 2000, the Oslo process is now considered 'history'.

Impossible Peace provides one of the first comprehensive analyses of that history. Mark LeVine argues that Oslo was never going to bring peace or justice to Palestinians or Israelis. He claims that the accords collapsed not because of a failure to live up to the agreements; but precisely because of the terms of and ideologies underlying the agreements. Today more than ever before, it's crucial to understand why these failures happened and how they will impact on future negotiations towards the 'final status agreement'. This fresh and honest account of the peace process in the Middle East shows how by learning from history it may be possible to avoid the errors that have long doomed peace in the region.

About the Author

Mark LeVine is Professor of modern Middle Eastern history, culture and Islamic Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is a contributing editor for Tikkun magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Le Monde and Christian Science Monitor. He is the author and editor of half a dozen books, including: Heavy Metal Islam (2008), Why They Don't Hate Us (2005), Overthrowing Geography (2005), Religion, Social Practices and Contested Hegemonies (2004) and Twilight of Empire (2003).

    Publisher ZED BOOKS LTD
    Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
    Language English
    ISBN10 1842777696
    ISBN13 9781842777695

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