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This major book provides an up-to-date and state-of-the-art overview of the contemporary theory and practice of the most central concept in political science: power. The concept of political power is introduced within a three-part framework: contemporary theories of power; applications of power processes and practices; and the implications of modern power flows across the globe today. The book explores the many structures of power in the contemporary world from theories of its construction and use, to its operation in policy networks, and its wider exercise at different levels in the political process, from the local to the global. Amongst the many themes explored are the reproduction and
Chapter 9: Politics, Power and States in Globalization
Politics, Power and States in Globalization
In today's world, the attempt to banish politics from public life emanates from many corners. Neoliberal ideology not only dominates discourse about the international political economy; it is pervasive in framing public questions and insinuates itself into most intellectual analyses of public choice. Neoliberals have reached such a dominant position in public discussion that even non-ideological journalists write about contested views as if they were settled truths. For example, when governments opt for market principles, they are said to have made ‘economic’ decisions, whereas more interventionist policies are labeled ‘political’. Yet, neither choice is less political than the other. For three decades in American politics anti-government rhetoric has sounded a powerful theme of ...