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Author Bronner, Stephen Eric, 1949-

Title Planetary Politics : Human Rights, Terror, and Global Society
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (357 pages)
Series Logos: Perspectives on Modern Society and Culture
Logos: Perspectives on Modern Society and Culture
Contents Logos; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; I -- THE GLOBAL THEATER; 1 -- The Silence of Words and Political Dynamics in the World Risk Society; WHAT IS A WORLD RISK SOCIETY?; TERRORISM AND WAR; ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION AND NEOLIBERALISM; STATE AND SOVEREIGNTY; NOTES; 2 -- Globalism and the Selling of Globalization; CLAIM #1: GLOBALIZATION IS ABOUT THE LIBERALIZATION AND GLOBAL INTEGRATION OF MARKETS; CLAIM #2: GLOBALIZATION IS INEVITABLE AND IRREVERSIBLE; CLAIM #3: NOBODY IS IN CHARGE OF GLOBALIZATION; CLAIM #4: GLOBALIZATION BENEFITS EVERYONE
7 -- Unconcealed Empire: "The Awesome Thing America Is Becoming"NOTES; III -- PLANETARY FOREIGN POLICY; 8 -- Anatomy of a Disaster: Class War, Iraq, and the Contours of American Foreign Policy; LEST WE FORGET; WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS; FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT; THE PRICE OF VICTORY; FALSE HOPES; A CLASS WAR; 9 -- The "Islam Industry" and U.S. Foreign Policy; NOTES; 10 -- Multilateralism: For a New Political Enlightenment; I.; II.; III.; 11 -- Chances for a Left Foreign Policy; ARE THE OLD CATEGORIES STILL ISEFUL?; CATEGORIZING DEMOCRATIC DYNAMICS; POLITICAL DYNAMICS IN THE POST-COLD WAR WORLD
CLAIM #5: GLOBALIZATION FURTHERS THE SPREAD OF DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLDCONCLUDING REMARKS; NOTES; 3 -- National Culture, the Globalization of Communications, and the Bounded Political Community; NATIONAL CULTURE AND ITS PRESUPPOSITIONS; THE GLOBALIZATION OF COMMUNICATIONS AND CULTURE; COSMOPOLITAN ALTERNATIVES; REFERENCES; 4 -- Globalization: A Contested Terrain; THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT AGAINST CAPITALIST GLOBALIZATION; GLOBALIZATION AND PLANETARY POLITICS; NOTES; REFERENCES; II -- PLANETARY PERILS; 5 -- Terror and Politics; NOTE; 6 -- The New Militarism: Imperial Overreach; NOTES
NOTESIV -- COSMOPOLITAN HOPE; 12 -- The Two Faces of Globalization; GLOBALIZATION'S TWO FACES; ARE THERE MULTIPLE MODERNITIES?; NOTES; 13 -- Is a Global Ethic Possible?; THE PROBLEM OF A MINIMAL CONSENSUS; THE BASIC PRINCIPLE: TREATING EVERY HUMAN BEING HUMANELY AND THE GOLDEN RULE; THE CHALLENGE OF ETHICAL RELATIVISM; UNIVERSAL NORMS AND OUR MORAL COMMUNITY; COMPASSION AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF A GLOBAL ETHIC; CONCLUSION: GLOBAL ETHICS AND GLOBAL STRUGGLE; NOTES; 14 -- Playing the Angel's Advocate: Human Rights, Global Realism, and the Politics of Intervention; POWER PLAYS AND WORD PLAY
REALISM AND BEING REALISTICINTERVENTION AND INTERPRETATION; CONCLUSION; NOTES; 15 -- Human Rights in the Age of Empire; THE MARKETING OF HUMAN RIGHTS; IS RESISTANCE FUTILE? STRUGGLING AT DIFFERENT LEVELS; SEIZING HUMAN RIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF EMPIRE BUILDING; NOTES; Index; About the Contributors
Summary Global society has been analyzed in any number of ways: books dealing with its economic and cultural implications flood the market. But Planetary Politics highlights something unique. It explores globalization with an eye on the transformation of politics into a planetary enterprise. Bringing together the work of major scholars with national and international reputations, this exciting new work offers perspectives for dealing with the complexity of power in the planetary life of the new millennium
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Subject Globalization.
Human rights.
Internationalism.
Terrorism.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009.
Form Electronic book
Author Alexander, Alba.
Beck, Ulrich.
Boggs, Carl.
Bronner, Stephen E
Cornell, Drucilla.
Gendzier, Irene
Gindin, Sam.
Green, Philip.
Held, David.
Howard, Richard M.
Ishay, Micheline.
Jacobsen, Kurt
Kellner, Douglas, 1943-
Panitch, Leo.
Steger, Manfred B., 1961-
Struhl, Karsten J.
Thompson, Michael J.
Urbinati, Nadia, 1955-
ISBN 1461640938 (electronic bk.)
9781461640936 (electronic bk.)