As anti-globalization become mainstream politics?

This essay must examine anti-globalisation movements and evaluate their ability to instigate change. It must also identify two main categories of movements, those that posit themselves as anti-globalisation as a process (normally reactionary movements such as the Taliban and BNP) and those that are against globalisation (aka neo-liberal) policies but not necessarily the process of globalisation. In addition, it must then identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Indicative bibliography:

*M. Castells 2003 The Power of Identity Blackwell (2nd ed), ch.2 esp. pp.72-86 and 145-60

*R. Burbach 2001 Globalization and Postmodern Politics Pluto, chs.4, 5 and 6 (ch.6 in short loan)

A. Callinicos 2003 An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto Polity, ch.2, esp. pp.67-86 (short loan)

*R. Kiely 2005 The Clash of Globalisations Brill, ch.6, 7, 8

H. Yanacopulos 2002  Think local, act global: transnational networks and development in J. Robinson ed. 2002 Development and Displacement Open University Press (also introduction by J. Robinson and conclusion by J. Robinson and G. Mohan)

H. Yanacopulos and G. Mohan 2004  The global network society and transnational networks of dissent , in S. Bromley et al. 2004 Ordering the International

*S. Tormey 2004 Anti-Capitalism: a beginners guide One World

W. Fisher and T. Ponniah eds. 2003 Another World is Possible Zed, esp.introduction

L. Amoore ed. 2004 The Global Resistance Reader Routledge

R. Cohen and S. Rai eds. 2000 Global Social Movements Athlone, esp. introduction

World Social Forum 2003  Porto Alegre Call for Mobilization , in F. Lechner and J. Boli eds. 2003 The Globalization Reader Blackwell (2nd ed)

M. Williams 2005  Globalization and civil society in J. Ravenhill ed., Global Political Economy Oxford University Press.

R. Burbach, O. Nunez and B. Kagarlitsky 1997 Globalization and its discontents Pluto

*J. Timmons Roberts and A. Hite eds. 2007 The Globalization and Development Reader Blackwell, part 5

K. Danaher and R. Burbach eds. 2000 Globalize This! Common Courage Press

L. Sklair 2002 Globalization Oxford University Press, ch.10

M. Hardt and T. Negri 2000 Empire Princeton University Press, ch.4.3

*M. Hardt 2002  Today s Bandung , New Left Review no. 14

*T. Mertes 2002  Grass-roots Globalism , New Left Review no.17

E. Sader 2002  Beyond Civil Society New Left Review no.17

I. Wallerstein 2002  New Revolts against the System , New Left Review no.18

Does globalisation lead to a race to the bottom? Was  the battle of Seattle a conflict between transnational capital and a transnational proletariat? Are  universal labour standards desirable?

*R. Kiely 2003  The Race to the Bottom and International Labour Solidarity , Review 26(1),

*W. Tabb 2003  The Race to the Bottom in S. Aronowitz and H. Gautney eds. 2003 Implicating Empire Basic Books

M. Eder 2002  The constraints on labour internationalism: contradictions and prospects in J. Harrod and R. O Brien eds. Global Unions Routledge

B. Silver 2003 Force of Labour Cambridge University Press, ch.5

*B. Silver and G. Arrighi 2000  Workers, North and South , Socialist Register 2001, Merlin

N. Kabeer 2000 The Power to Choose Verso, chs.1 and 11

R. Jenkins et al. eds. 2002 Corporate Responsibility and Labour Rights Earthscan, esp. chs. 1 and 2

L. Featherstone 2002 Students against Sweatshops Verso, esp. ch.9

K. Danaher and J. Mark 2003 Insurrection Routledge, ch.2

A. Chan and R. Ross 2003  Racing to the Bottom: International Trade without a Social Clause , Third World Quarterly 24(6)

A. Ross ed. 1997 No Sweat Verso (esp. introduction and ch. by E. Spielberg)

N. Klein 2000 No Logo Flamingo, ch.9

R. Wilkinson and S. Hughes eds. 2002 Global Governance Routledge, chs. 10 and 11

J. Timmons Roberts and A. Hite eds. 2007 The Globalization and Development Reader Blackwell, ch.25