The New Imperial Order developed during a time of dramatic global upheavals and transformations, The New Imperial Order is concerned with the economy of world order and the ontologies of being upon which the emergent global order is predicated.
'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. "This is an outstanding contribution to the debate on globalisation, knowledge and societies. Stewart-Harawira's grasp of the complex changes taking place which affect indigenous peoples today is second to none. This kind of critical analysis provides a basis for informed social action." - Professor Susan L. Robertson, University of Bristol, U.K., Editor of Globalisation, Societies and Education
Makerere Stewart-Harawira has contributed to several edited collections on Maori education, Asia-Pacific society and international affairs. She is presently teaching Indigenous Studies at the University of Alberta.
Introduction 1. Of Order and Being - Towards an Indigenous Global Ontology 2. Indigenous Peoples and the World Order of Nation States 3. Shaping the Liberal International Order 4. Contested Sites: State Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination 5. Global Hegemony and the Construction of World Government 6. Globalization, Regionalization and the Neoliberal State. Local Engagement 7. Global Governance and the Return of Empire Conclusion. The Spiral Turns - Crisis and Transformation: An Indigenous Response Epilogue