By V. Spike Peterson
This e-book rewrites international political economic climate via bringing disparate positive factors of globalization into relation and delivering an obtainable narrative of "how we obtained here," "what's going on," and "what it skill" from a serious vantage element.
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Ethnic/racially based nationalist movements continue, and are dominated by male leadership. Struggles against ethnic/race hatred continue within some countries but are less visible at the global level. Moreover, the demonization of ethnic and racialized groups appears to be increasing, for example in anti-Islamic and anti-immigrant Context and objectives 11 movements. Mazrui (1994) notes increasing expressions of overt racism in the north and wonders whether the end of the Cold War ushered in "pan-Caucasianism" and a new phase of global racism.
14 Context and objectives And in a third sense, I seek to demonstrate the centrality of feminist and interpretive orientations to the study of the global political economy specifically, and social relations more generally. The theoretical chapter elaborates this claim but its importance for my project warrants comment here. Briefly, I understand interpretivism as a postpositivist orientation that understands language, knowledge, and power as mutually constituted. At issue is the extent to which positivist and modernist orientations misconceive how power is produced.
A description and analysis of its history, ideology, identities, practices, and institutions weave throughout the book. Here I merely note key features of neoliberal restructuring to provide context for issues addressed in this chapter. In brief, the market reforms promoted by neoliberalism are also characterized as supply-side economics, "the Washington consensus," or market fundamentalism. " Policy reforms are variously aimed at eliminating such restrictions: deregulation (to remove existing regulatory constraints); privatization (to replace the "inefficiencies" of public ownership and control); and free trade (opening borders to the flow of goods and capital).