Discipline and Punishment in Global Politics: Illusions of Control

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Janie Leatherman
Palgrave Macmillan, May 15, 2008 - Political Science - 260 pages
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Global politics is a crowded stage of players competing for power and authority. Who is in charge of what?  How do they stay in charge and what are the effects?  This volume raises these questions in case studies on regimes of torture and surveillance in women’s rights, border control, media, global capital and religion.  In an era of longing for hegemonic control (e.g. the US “war on terror”), the conclusions focus on the dilemmas of democratic accountability and how new spaces of resistance can be created.

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Janie Leatherman is director of international studies and professor of politics at Fairfield University.  She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), conflict early warning and prevention, gender and violence, sex-trafficking, foreign policy and transnational politics. Her publications include Charting Transnational Democracy: Beyond Global Arrogance, edited with Julie Webber (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); From Cold War to Democratic Peace: Third Parties, Peaceful Change and the OSCE (Syracuse University Press, 2003); and Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention in Intrastate Crises, co-authored with Raimo Väyrynen, William Demars and Patrick Gaffney (Kumarian, 1999).  She is currently working on a book on Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict (under contract with Polity Press).

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