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Globalisation, Citizenship And The War On Terror

Edited by Maurice Mullard, Reader in Public and Social Policy and Bankole A. Cole, University of Hull, UK
This book explores globalisation and the war on terror in a world that is becoming increasingly and significantly polarised and in which dialogue is undermined. The authors contend that citizenship does not obey a static definition, and that its meaning is located in changing economic, social and political contexts. Equally, civil, political and social rights are continually being politically defined. The war on terror has, the book argues, influenced issues of civil liberties and prioritised the need for ‘security’ over and above the protection of human rights: it has redefined the meaning of the rule of law.
Extent: 352 pp
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Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84542 740 5
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  • Terrorism and Security
This book explores globalisation and the war on terror in a world that is becoming increasingly and significantly polarised and in which dialogue is undermined. The authors contend that citizenship does not obey a static definition, and that its meaning is located in changing economic, social and political contexts. Equally, civil, political and social rights are continually being politically defined. The war on terror has, the book argues, influenced issues of civil liberties and prioritised the need for ‘security’ over and above the protection of human rights: it has redefined the meaning of the rule of law.

This wide-ranging collection of original papers explores the link between globalisation, citizenship and the war on terror. Drawing on principles and ideas from their individual areas of expertise, the contributors illustrate how the processes of globalisation and the war on terror are shaping and defining citizenship both globally and within nation states. They go on to examine the nature of globalisation and the war on terror via theoretical frameworks, analysis of current issues and by reflecting on existing literature and past events.

Seeking to connect the war on terror with issues of racism, resisitance, global poverty and forms of organised violence and social control, this book will provide a stimulating, thought-provoking read for scholars of a wider range of research fields including international business, politics, criminology, sociology and development studies.
‘This is an important book. We are entering a new era. Mainstream politics has become decadent. We need to think afresh. This book helps that complicated process.’
– The Rt Hon Clare Short MP
Contributors: T. Casey, B.A. Cole, M.S. Drake, S.-m. Khoo, S. Lee, M. McCahill, M. Mullard, A. Robinson, S. Skrimshire, C. Tyler, T. Ward, P. Young
Contents:

1. Introduction
Maurice Mullard and Bankole A. Cole

PART I: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
2. Discourse Analysis and the War on Terror
Michael S. Drake

3. History’s Actors: Insights into the ‘War on Terror’ from International Relations Theory
Colin Tyler

4. The Polanyian Image Reversed: Globalisation and Economic Citizenship in the New Great Transformation
Terrence Casey

5. Citizenship, Globalisation and the Politics of the War on Terror
Maurice Mullard

PART II: ISSUES
6. Citizenship After the Death of the Public Sphere
Stefan Skrimshire

7. Citizenship, Rights and Tony Blair’s Doctrine of International Community
Colin Tyler

8. The Politics of Globalisation and the War on Terror
Simon Lee

9. Building Institutions for Freedom: The Economic Dimension of the ‘War on Terror’
Simon Lee

10. Globalisation, Terror and the Future of ‘Development’: Citizenship Beyond Bare Life?
Su-ming Khoo

11. Globalisation, Surveillance and the ‘War’ on Terror
Michael McCahill

PART III: REFLECTIONS
12. Elias, Organised Violence and Terrorism
Tony Ward and Peter Young

13. The Oppressive Discourse of Global Exclusion: The ‘War on Terror’ as a War on Difference and Freedom
Andrew Robinson

14. Power, Resistance and ‘Anti-Globalisation’ Movements in the Context of the ‘War on Terror’
Michael S. Drake

15. Beyond the Bliss of the New Consumer Society and the New Dark Times
Maurice Mullard

Index