The social in the global : social theory, governmentality and global politics / Jonathan Joseph.
- Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2012, ©2012.
- Cambridge studies in international relations ; 122.
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 122
ix, 302 pages ; 24 cm
- International relations -- Social aspects.
International cooperation -- Social aspects.
- "How do influential social ideas contribute to global governance? This book takes an original approach to international relations by looking at the way social ideas help to portray the world in a particular way. Jonathan Joseph begins by analysing the role of important concepts such as globalisation, global civil society, social capital, networks and risk; then examines the role these concepts play in the discourse of international organisations. Using the concept of governmentality, he argues that contemporary social theories help justify contemporary forms of governance. By comparing organisations like the EU and the World Bank, Joseph investigates the extent to which these ideas are influential in theory and in practice"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: Part I. Governmentality and Social Theory: 1. Introduction: social theory, governmentality and global politics; 2. Putting governmentality in its place; 3. Globalisation, global governance and global civil society; 4. Networks, governance and social capital; 5. Reflexivity, knowledge and risk; Part II. Governmentality and International Organisations: 6. Governmentality in the European Union; 7. Global governmentality and the World Bank; 8. Conclusion.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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