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Contemporary Political Agency : Theory and Practice.

Author: Bice Maiguashca; Raffaele Marchetti
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Global Order Studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores and critically reflects on the theory and practice of political agency in contemporary global politics. In light of the changing relationship between the state, the market and the society, it seeks to map both theoretically and empirically contemporary forms of global political agency. This book reflects on the theory and practice of political agency in contemporary global politics. More  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Maiguashca, Bice.
Contemporary Political Agency : Theory and Practice.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bice Maiguashca; Raffaele Marchetti
ISBN: 9781135044336 1135044333
OCLC Number: 864414254
Notes: 6. Exploring the conditions of possibility for political agency: rethinking politicization from a feminist perspective.
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages).
Contents: Cover; HalfTitle; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table ofContents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: political agency in the age of globalization; 1. Political agency and subjectivity in the crisis of modernity; Introduction; 1. Political agency and subjectivity inmodernity; 2. Politics, society and economy in secondmodernity; 3. Political agency in a condition of risk; 4. Consequences for the political agency research agenda; Conclusion; Notes; References; 2. Political agency between urban and transnational spaces; Introduction. 1. Theorizing transnational democratic political agency2. Situating transnational political agency; 3. Theorizing the situated contexts of transnational political agency; Urbanization and the generation of objects of contentious agency; Urbanism as a medium of political agency; Cities as agents of change?; Conclusions; References; 3. Judicial agency in the building of the European Union: a comparison of the European Court of Justice and the USSupreme Court; Introduction; 1. Judicial agency; 2.A dualist theory of agency; 3. Context. The structural context of the Marshall Supreme Court in the early1800sThe structural context of the ECJ in the early 1960s; 4. Agency; The Marshall Supreme Court and McCulloch v. Maryland (1819); The ECJ and Costa v. ENEL (1964); Comparative conclusions; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4. Political agency in the economy: cooperatives, solidarity and territory in Euskadi and Aquitaine; Introduction; 1.A historical institutionalist approach to solidarity-based agency; Political agency: a historical institutionalist approach; A solidarity-basedeconomic agency. A neo-institutionalistapproach: ideas, interests and institutions2. Cooperatives in Euskadi; Political culture; Market pressure: values put to the test of globalization; Public regulation: a consolidated regional institutionalization ofcooperatives; 3. Cooperatives in Aquitaine; Political culture; Workers' cooperatives and market pressure; Public institutions: an emerging regional institutionalization; 4.Comparison of the two case studies; Political culture; Market pressure; The role of regional authorities and cross-borderinitiatives; Convergence?; Conclusion; Notes; References. 5. Political agency and the responsibility paradox: multinationals and corporate social responsibilityIntroduction; 1. Origins of corporate social responsibility; 2. The changing shape of the multinational enterprise; Eroding corporate boundaries; Eroding national boundaries; Changing employment relations; The responsibility paradox; 3. Globalization and the changing environment for CSR; Pressures from product markets; Pressures from capital markets; Pressures from the polity; 4. Corporate responses to global pressures; Conclusion; Notes; References.
Series Title: Global Order Studies.

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This book explores and critically reflects on the theory and practice of political agency in contemporary global politics. In light of the changing relationship between the state, the market and the society, it seeks to map both theoretically and empirically contemporary forms of global political agency. This book reflects on the theory and practice of political agency in contemporary global politics. More specifically, it empirically analyses a range of different forms of political agency and explores their significance for understanding and enacting global politics. Reflecting the.

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