The Unprecedented Reach of the Global Citizen
By (author) Daniel Drache
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Defiant Publics by Daniel Drache
Book DescriptionSocial activism and dissent have become global phenomena for our times. Ordinary people across the world are fighting back. This newly potent political force has defeated governments in India and Spain, and has brought down the EU draft constitution. Disaffected by the triumph of markets, public goods, public interest and public spaces are regaining political ground. Daniel Drache argues that, feeding off distrust and suspicion of governments, and assisted by the new cultural flows of people, ideas and information, this is a political phenomenon without historical precedent. No-one owns the new public, elites remain baffled by its power and impact. No-one can contain its innovative, inclusive and rapidly evolving organizational style. No-one can determine when the current cycle of dissent will peak. This lively and engaging book is a must-read for anyone interested in the role of protesters and publics in contemporary politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745631790
(230mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Daniel Drache
Linking Global Trade and Human Rights, Paperback (July 2015)
This book introduces the idea of policy space as an innovative way to reframe recent developments in global governance.
Defiant Publics, Hardback (July 2008)
Defiant Publics is a lively and very readable book on the consequences and possibilities of global protest and dissent. The book shows how 'defiant publics' have evolved over the last decade, aided by new flows of people and information.
States Against Markets, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by Daniel Drache
This text challenges the popular view that globalization threatens the nation-state in determining national policy. It examines the fundamental issue of competitiveness and market power in an increasingly borderless and co-dependent world.
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Author Biography - Daniel Drache
Daniel Drache is Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto.
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