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Louise Amoore

-centric approach to the subject. (2001: 17) It is striking that Gilpin here explicitly opposes ‘the market’ (conceived as a structure), and the actions of states, and in particular multinational firms (conceived as agents). To what extent is it possible or even desirable to conceive of the market as somehow distinct from multinational firms or international organisations? What are markets without the production structures of MNCs and the frameworks of the WTO and IMF? So, not only does Gilpin separate state from market, but also MNCs and international organisations from markets

in Globalisation contested
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Louise Amoore

of national governments, international organisations and media commentators.1 Globalisation is cast in teleological terms as the inevitable outcome of the expansionary ambitions of a global market economy and the transnationalisation of technologies (Amoore et al., 1997). In this vision, states, societies and firms have no alternative but to conform and compete amidst processes of change that occur above and beyond them. The social costs of globalisation are commonly presented either as the temporary problems of transition, or as the inevitable short-term losses in

in Globalisation contested
The restructuring of work in Britain
Louise Amoore

in a ‘global era’. The British Government itself advertises Britain as ‘the most lightly regulated labour market of any leading economy in the world’ (Blair, 1998: 1). The British media claims that Britain offers the most competitive location for inward investment (The Sunday Times, 8 July 2001). International organisations and institutions seize upon Amoore_Global_04_Ch3 71 6/19/02, 12:18 PM Globalisation contested 72 the British case as their example of flexibility par excellence (World Bank, 1995; OECD, 1994). Indeed, even academic commentators who are

in Globalisation contested
The politics of value and valuation in South Africa’s urban waste sector
Henrik Ernstson, Mary Lawhon, Anesu Makina, Nate Millington, Kathleen Stokes, and Erik Swyngedouw

(Ernstson and Swyngedouw, 2018 ). While efforts to link waste-to-energy projects to global climate finance marked the South African waste sector in periodic moments over the last decade, the collapse of the global carbon price has meant that carbon finance has played a minimal role in environmental projects throughout the country since 2012, despite the fact that both international organisations and the private sector considered them the key in the process of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (Ernstson and Swyngedouw, 2018 ). Turning the city

in African cities and collaborative futures
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Unheard voices and invisible agency
Louise Amoore

some heterodox) IPE feels it should be concerned with, whether international organisation, MNC, government or transnational class. So, to be a significant, research-worthy global agent, one needs to have the ability and resources to transcend distance – mobility, flexibility, distanceshrinking telecommunications and portable skills. At a time when work is increasingly undertaken in a range of unprotected spaces, addressing the blind spots in existing IPE research is rendered all the more important. Amoore_Global_07_Ch6 143 6/19/02, 1:50 PM Globalisation contested

in Globalisation contested
Jenny Pickerill

’ve suddenly become an international organisation’ (Charlotte Cosserat, CAT). CAT also used CMC to reach a specific audience – the young: ‘[T]he website is going to be perhaps our main route for attracting newer and younger people into ATA [Alternative Technology Association]’ (Jones 1998: 2). Simplicity of online presence Most of the case-study groups increased their online accessibility by refraining from using complex graphics or plug-ins on their websites. FoE minimised its use of complex features to enable access by people who were using old browser software or a slow

in Cyberprotest