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Reframing International Development
Globalism, Postmodernity, and Difference


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International Relations

328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Attempts to theorize contemporary globalization rarely stray beyond variations on old themes of superordination versus subordination. Yet there are many new definers of our present global reality - depletion of strategic resources, degradation of our environment, counter-offensives against modern patterns of thought and action - which suggest that a new framework of global relations is needed.

Nelson Keith challenges the presumptions upon which Western notions of the world have rested, and sounds a call to forge a world order more sensitive to all of its representative voices.

 
The Nature of the Orbit of Change
A Statement of Themes

 
 
PART ONE
 
Globalism and Dependence in the New World Order
 
Interdependence and its Interface with Nature's Revolt
 
PART TWO
 
Crisis and the Fragmented Shadows of the Enlightenment
 
Enlightenment, Rationalism and the Attack upon History
 
Newtonianism and the Heliocentric Framework
 
Broad Sketches of a Revolt and a Summary of the Argument
 
PART THREE
 
Culture and the Revolt against Reason
 
Postmodernism and the Repositioning of Culture
 
Culture, Rhetoric and the Reformulation of Theory
 
PART FOUR
 
Conclusion
Interdependence without Illusions

 

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