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The New Imperial Order Indigenous Responses to Globalization by Makere Stewart-Harawira

The New Imperial Order Indigenous Responses to Globalization


The New Imperial Order Indigenous Responses to Globalization by Makere Stewart-Harawira

This important book discusses the political economy of world order and the basic ideological and ontological grounds upon which the emergent global order is based. Starting from a Maori perspective it examines the development of international law and the world order of nation states. In engaging with these issues across macro and micro levels, the international arena, the national state and forms of regionalism are identified as sites for the reshaping of the global politico/economic order and the emergence of Empire. Overarching these problematics is the emergence of a new form of global domination in which the connecting roles of militarism and the economy, and the increase in technologies of surveillance and control have acquired overt significance.


'The impacts of colonisation on indigenous peoples are often considered in an historical context. In contrast this book provides sound evidence of the consequences that international forces can have in contemporary times. Makere Stewart-Harawira has undertaken a thorough and scholarly examination of indigeneity in a global environment and has made a valuable and major contribution to the indigenous literature.'
Professor Mason Durie, Assistant Vice

-Chancellor(Maori), Massey University, New Zealand.

'This book is a timely and welcome addition to the critical literature emerging as a response to globalization. It is an impressive piece of work - huge in scope, intellectually challenging and ambitious in its aims
Professor Michael Peters, Research Professor of Education, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

'In this timely and important book, Stewart Harawira provides a wide-ranging critique of globalisation from an interdisciplinary perspective. But this is not all. This book also develops a sophisticated analysis of the impact of globalisation on indigenous peoples, and more radically, what indigenous epistemological perspectives can offer in return to the theories and practices of globalisation.'
Professor Stephen May, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

'This is a magnificent work.'
Carl Urion, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada.

'Given the global impact of neoliberalism on indigenous cultures, and those cultures in all parts of the globe who lack power and resources, it is important to understand what effects such policies have, and what strategies of resistance are possible. This book enables such an understanding. It is at once both an in-depth investigation into the processes of globalization, and an assessment of the effects on indigenous peoples. Utilizing Hardt and Negri's important concept of a 'return to empire', Makere Stewart- Harawira traces the rise of a new bio-power of surveillance and control in the interests of global domination. It is essential reading for those wanting an introduction to a complex area of study, and for specialists as well.'
Professor Mark Olssen, Department of Political

,International and Policy Studies, University of Surrey.

About the Author

Makere Stewart-Harawira is an Assistant Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta where she teaches in the Indigenous Peoples Graduate Education programme. She previously taught in the School of Education at the University of Auckland and in the Graduate Programme of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, a Maori tribal University in Whakatane, New Zealand. Makere is of Maori and Scots descent. Her tribal affiliation is Waitaha.

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Publication date

27th June 2005


Makere Stewart-Harawira

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Zed Books Ltd


288 pages


Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
Political economy



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