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Globalization, Social Movements, and Peacebuilding

Edited by Jackie Smith and Ernesto Verdeja

Cloth $39.95s    |    978-0-8156-3321-1    |    2013

ebook 978-0-8156-5228-1

"This engaging and diverse edited volume contributes to research on social movements, globalization, peace and conflict studies, global civil society, and counterhegemonic alternatives. Smith and Verdeja’s collection successfully elucidates the peacebuilding forest from the trees."—Mobilization

"This book puts forward the important argument that peacebuilding is not just about what happens at local war-torn levels; it is global policies that matter. In particular groups committed to humanitarian or human security goals can only have a marginal impact if they fail to challenge the dominant neo-liberal discourse. The argument is substantiated through several fascinating themes and cases contained in the individual chapters."—Mary Kaldor, professor of global governance, London School of Economics and Political Science

"A very timely intervention....tackles the difficult problems associated with the emergence of humanitarian organizations that weaken both the state and social movements, particularly under conditions of structural violence."—William G. Martin, author of Making Waves: Worldwide Social Movements, 1750-2005

"Jackie Smith and Ernesto Verdeja have produced a compelling and timely volume calling for an epistemic shift in peace research and policy. Detailing the structural violence of neoliberal globalization and its framing of approaches to conflict and post-conflict situations, the authors switch focus from elites and their security interests to civil society and social justice movements as the foundation for enduring peacebuilding. This volume effectively redefines the field of peacebuilding as an emancipatory process instead of a legitimation of extant power relations."—Philip McMichael, professor of development sociology, Cornell University

  Globalization, Social Movements, and Peacebuilding

  Jackie Smith is professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research and author or coeditor of a number of works on social movements and globalization, including Social Movements in the World-System. Ernesto Verdeja is assistant professor of political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Unchopping a Tree and of articles on transitional justice, political reconciliation, and the causes of mass violence, and coeditor of volumes on genocide studies.

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