Everyday Politics of the World Economy
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Everyday Politics of the World Economy by John M. Hobson
Book DescriptionHow do our everyday actions shape and transform the world economy? This volume of original essays argues that current scholarship in international political economy (IPE) is too highly focused on powerful states and large international institutions. The contributors examine specific forms of 'everyday' actions to demonstrate how small-scale actors and their decisions can shape the global economy. They analyse a range of seemingly ordinary or subordinate actors, including peasants, working classes and trade unions, lower-middle and middle classes, female migrant labourers and Eastern diasporas, and examine how they have agency in transforming their political and economic environments. This book offers a novel way of thinking about everyday forms of change across a range of topical issues including globalisation, international finance, trade, taxation, consumerism, labour rights and regimes. It will appeal to students and scholars of politics, international relations, political economy and sociology,
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521877725
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John M. Hobson
Eurocentric Conception of World Politics, Hardback (March 2012)
Reveals international theory as embedded within Eurocentrism such that its purpose is to celebrate/defend the idea of Western civilization.
Everyday Politics of the World Economy, Paperback (November 2007)
Analyses how 'everyday' decisions and actions can shape and transform the world economy.
Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by John M. Hobson
John Hobson challenges the ethnocentric bias of mainstream accounts of the Rise of the West.
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Author Biography - John M. Hobson
John M. Hobson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield. Leonard Seabrooke is Associate Professor in the International Center for Business and Politics at the Copenhagen Business School and Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University.
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