In this work Laura Westra draws our attention to the failure of international law to promote and protect the rights of society in the face of the ravages of neoliberal agendas in an era of globalization. This book outlines how international law is perhaps a misnomer, and at its core there is a great distance between laws as they are written and laws as they are implemented. Each chapter in this volume peels back the illusions of laws as instruments designed to protect the public welfare, and shows how the intersection of globalization and neoliberal democracy has stripped people of their dignity, has violated human rights, has resulted in ecological disaster, all for the singular goal of profit and in the name of so-called economic rationality. Westra demonstrates how documents like national constitutions, with its eloquent language on the rights of its citizens, are cast aside when it comes to defending those rights. Calling international law a failed enterprise, the heart of this book explores how we may yet reconstruct a true system of international rights enforced by real international laws, and contemplates the limitations and possibilities of international organizations to effectively address truly international problems. Through the lens of what might be called a political ecology Westra offers us a call for action to protect our environments and indeed our selves.
Globalization, Violence and World Governance
Nicole Trujillo-Pagán, Wayne State University
This volume explores the establishment of US colonial rule over Puerto Rico through the appropriation and usurpation of the status of local physicians, the undermining of their political legitimacy, and its role in the development of capitalism in the colony.
Sara R. Farris
Providing a detailed reconstruction of the concept of personality within Weber’s systematic studies of world religions, this book shows its complex development within three related problematics associated with Weber’s influential comparative historical sociology – individuation, politics and ...
Jeff Shantz, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Dana M. Williams, Valdosta State University, GA
Anarchy & Society constructs a tentative synthesis of sociological and anarchist thought, providing a roadmap to a future ‘anarchist sociology’.
Shourideh C. Molavi, York University
In Stateless Citizenship, Shourideh C. Molavi examines the mechanisms of exclusion of Palestinian citizens in the Zionist incorporation regime, and centres our analytical gaze on the paradox that it is through the provision of Israeli citizenship that Palestinians are deemed stateless.
Laura Westra, University of Windsor and University of Milano, Bicocca
Legal "personhood" has granted corporations increasing powers while citizens and national governments face diminishing powers in the expanding global economy. As a result, corporate decisions undermine and even nullify legal decisions made by democratically elected governments designed to ...
Milan Zafirovski, University of North Texas and Daniel G. Rodeheaver, University of North Texas
In Modernity and Terrorism Zafirovski and Rodeheaver analyze the nature, types, and causes of terrorism. The book redefines terrorism in novel comprehensive way, considers counter-state and state terrorism, and identifies and predicts conservative anti-modernity as the main cause of terrorism.
Mansoor Moaddel, Eastern Michigan University and Stuart A. Karabenick, University of Michigan
In Religious Fundamentalism in the Middle East, Moaddel and Karabenick explain variations in fundamentalist beliefs and attitudes on both macro and micro level.
Edited by John J. Betancur, University of Illinois at Chicago and Cedric Herring, University of Illinois at Chicago
Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism provides fresh theoretical insights and policy solutions that address intractable new forms of racism. This accessible book tackles important and timely issues that continue to affect the lives of Americans of all shades and ethnicities.
Horst J. Helle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
As a founder of humanist sociology Simmel sent several important messages, identified and explained here as referring to interpretation, evolution, interaction, and alienation. Simmel’s ideas on these issues are confronted and compared with those of Karl Marx and Max Weber.
Henryk Szlajfer, Warsaw University and Polish Academy of Sciences
In Economic Nationalism and Globalization Henryk Szlajfer offers, against the background of developments in Latin America and Central Europe in times of globalization from late 19th century until late 1930s, a reinterpretation of economic nationalism both as an analytical category and historical ...
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