Fusing two key concerns of contemporary sociology: globalization
and its discontents, and the 'complexity turn' in social theory,
authors Chesters and Welsh utilize complexity theory to analyze the
shifting constellation of social movement networks that constitute
opposition to neo-liberal globalization. They explore how seemingly
chaotic and highly differentiated social actors interacting
globally through computer mediated communications, face-to-face
gatherings and protests constitute a 'multitude' not easily grasped
through established models of social and political change. Drawing
upon extensive empirical research and utilizing concepts drawn from
the natural and social sciences this book suggests a framework for
understanding mobilization, identity formation and information
flows in global social movements operating within complex
societies. It suggests that this 'movement of movements' exhibits
an emergent order on the edge of chaos, a turbulence that is
recasting political agency in the twenty-first century.
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||International Library of Sociology
• Ian Welsh
||234 x 156 x 12mm (L x W x T)
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