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978-1-5381-0873-4 • Hardback • February 2020 • $85.00 • (£65.00)
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Valentine M. Moghadam is professor of sociology at Northeastern University.
List of Figures and Tables
Preface to the Third Edition
List of Acronyms
1 Introduction and Overview: Globalization, Social Movements, and Contemporary Politics
2 Globalization, Its Discontents, and Collective Action
3 Globalization and Social Movements: Whither Democracy?
4 Islamist Movements
5 Feminism on a World Scale
6 The Global Justice Movement
7 Populisms in the World-System
8 Conclusions and Prognostication
About the Author
A sweeping historical and contemporary analysis of the vagaries of global capital and its feminist, fundamentalist, and populist discontents across world regions. An essential resource for tracking the sociopolitical and economic results of and transnational social movement resistances to globalization from a feminist world-systems perspective. Many thanks to Valentine Moghadam for this timely and greatly needed third edition that challenges us to think harder about prospects for global justice in these times.
— Anne Sisson Runyan, University of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati
Val Moghadam provides a highly accessible and thorough analysis of the varied, global terrains of struggle that shape the highly polarized politics of our time. By analyzing the common global forces fueling both left- and right-wing populisms, she provides a corrective to the often one-sided emphasis on exclusionary populisms. She shows how the long histories of nonviolent struggle by the global Left provide a robust and viable foundation for a more inclusive and democratic global politics.
— Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh
This third edition updates Valentine Moghadam’s assessments of the social movements and regime changes that have occurred in the Middle East and North Africa, her analysis of jihadism as a counter-hegemonic but reactionary global movement, the rise of twenty-first century neo-fascist and right-wing populist movements and regimes, and recent developments in the global justice movement. Moghadam uses a sophisticated feminist Marxism to penetrate the fog of globalization and world politics. Her book is a valuable tool for university classes and for that part of the reading public who want to address the challenges of the twenty-first century in a way that will move humanity toward a more democratic and collectively rational world society.
— Christopher Chase-Dunn, University of California Riverside