James Elyston Goodman

James Elyston Goodman
University of Technology Sydney | UTS

PhD

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November 1996 - present
University of Technology Sydney
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (68)
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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Climate change makes fossil fuels unburnable, yet global coal production has almost doubled over the last 20 years. This book explores how the world can stop mining coal - the most prolific source of greenhouse gas emissions. It documents efforts at halting coal production, focusing specifically on how campaigners are trying to stop coal mining in...
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In recent years a new type of teaching-focused academic position has emerged in the university system, the ‘Scholarly Teaching Fellow’ (STF). These continuing positions are designed to replace casual teachers, and to enable a more ‘sustained’ engagement with scholarship as required under Commonwealth higher education standards. There has been a gro...
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The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies provides diverse and cutting-edge perspectives on this fast-changing field. For thirty years the world has been caught in a long ‘global interregnum’, plunging from one crisis to the next and witnessing the emergence of new, vibrant, multiple and sometimes contradictory forms of popular resist...
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The fields of critical global studies and globalization studies face serious challenges as the result of deepening and interrelated global crises and the emergence of multiple and innovative forms of global uprisings, popular politics and (new) forms of resistance and emancipatory struggle. These crises are driven by remarkably complex structural a...
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Introduction In the last two decades, insecure work in universities has grown exponentially in many countries, alongside the rapid marketisation of higher education. Reflecting the neoliberal ideal of a flexible workforce, research and teaching is now routinely carried out by precariously employed, hourly paid academics. In Australia, where we work...
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Download Full text from: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/rGE5JAbFa7ufUf9pN6iT/full This article critically reflects on theoretical dilemmas of conceptualizing recent ideological shifts and contention among global transformative movements. Some studies conceptualize these movements as ideologically mature and coherent, while other inquiries highl...
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Afghanistan has been a key site of state-building, founded on pragmatic ethno-military consociationalism. The 2001 invasion and subsequent occupation consolidated ethnicity as a political force in Afghanistan. Inter-ethnic elite bargaining instituted an ethnocratic oligarchy, grounded in militarism. Against this, everyday politics in Afghanistan ha...
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We are living in an era of multiple crises, multiple social resistances, and multiple cosmopolitanisms. The post-Cold War context has generated a plethora of movements, but no single unifying ideology or global political program has yet materialized. The historical confrontation between capital and its alternatives, however, continues to pose new p...
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Climate change expresses the global development crisis as a crisis for all societies. Governments in both over-developed and under-developed countries are forced to square the circle between climate crisis and energy policy. Across these contexts the policy imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions cascades into energy policy, and into wider fi...
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If keeping fossil fuels in the ground requires a perceptual shift from viewing them as highly valued, net beneficial resources to seeing them as costly, planetary threats, then Australia’s relationship with uranium mining illustrates both the possibility and the difficulty of making such a shift. James Goodman and Stuart Rosewarne describe the cult...
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Social action depends on imagination, and the current conjuncture requires an ‘ecological imagination’. But what is its content? The chapter addresses a new conjuncture in 21st century politics - a global contestation over the ecological future between establishment voices from business, governments, and multilateral agencies versus a coalition of...
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This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, defined as a contemporary form of capitalism, it describes the social processes producing informational disorder. While most so...
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Concepts of 'living well' are re-framing the ways in which global justice movements challenge market globalism. In the 2012 counter-mobilisations against the United Nations Rio+20 Summit the vision for an alternative future was centred on the idea of a 'bio-civilisation'. The concept was introduced to challenge the idea of a marketised 'Green Econo...
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In this paper we report on a project analysing the emergence of a grassroots social movement dedicated to direct action against the root causes of climate change. The project investigates the dramatic turn in climate politics that occurred in the mid-2000s. Engendered by mounting evidence of climate change, and by the ongoing failure of internation...
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In the late 2000s climate action became a defining feature of the international political agenda. Evidence of global warming and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions created a new sense of urgency and, despite consensus on the need for action, the growing failure of international climate policy engendered new political space for social movements....
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In 2005, the United Nations reinterpreted its charter to facilitate humanitarian intervention, defining military action to prevent serious human rights abuses as a legitimate means of maintaining international peace and security. Under circumstances of ‘genocide, ethnic cleansing and other such crimes against humanity’, states have a ‘responsibilit...
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Whereas theories of the information society/network society tend to regard networks as generally resilient and adaptable, the articles in this special issue treat disorder as inherently important in social theory and in the analysis of networks. By taking disorder seriously, the contributors recognize that it is something more than a correctable fa...
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The transnational capitalist class is using the global ecological crisis to revive its failing financial system. Whereas environmental degradation was once seen as imposing a limit on economic accumulation, in the new green economy', ecologism appears to become a rationale for extending market activity. The intensification of neoliberal extraction,...
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Globalised neoliberalism has produced multiple crises, social, ecological, political. In the past, crises of global order have generated large-scale social transformations, and the current crises likewise hold a transformative promise. Elite strategies, framed as crisis management, seek to exploit crisis for deepened neoliberalism. The failure of e...
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Are political activists connected to the global justice movement simplistically opposed to neoliberal globalization? Is their political vision ‘incoherent’ and their policy proposals ‘naïve’ and ‘superficial’ as is often claimed by the mainstream media? Drawing on dozens of interviews and rich textual analyses involving nearly fifty global justice...
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Climate change both reflects and transforms global development. Asymmetries of responsibility, impact and capacity reflect historical and current development hierarchies. At the same time, the imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions perversely empowers high-emitting newly industrialising counties. As inter-state negotiations enter a new post-...
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Theorisations of global governance invariably conceive of it as bringing order to disorder, whether by increasing the ‘density’ of interstate society, or by expressing the leverage of global civil society. This paper seeks to invert the frame, and to take seriously the active disordering of governance, as a generative challenge, that creates new ju...
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The article explores the interaction between legal and political strategy in producing social change. It centres on a long-running dispute in Australia over whether charities can have a dominant political purpose. The focus is on the strategising of the small activist charity that successfully pursued the case over a five-year period. As an 'inside...
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Global warming poses very directly the question of human agency. In this video ethnography of climate agency we explore dimensions of subjectivity in climate activism. Through a longitudinal study we track activist strategising as a reflexive process of creating climate agency. Activist reflection is presented as a balance between involvement and d...
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Neoliberal globalism, as market ideology, thrives as an abstract and universal claim on society. The social relations that drive it become most clearly exposed through the exercise of material power in concrete places. In these places, challengers engage in public pedagogy, unveiling social interests and impacts of neoliberal globalism, forcing pub...
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Casualization of teaching has become a major issue in Australian universities. In 1990 casuals delivered about a tenth of all university teaching. By 2008 between a third and a half of university teaching was being delivered by casuals. Quantitative studies have assessed the scale of casualization; this qualitative study addresses the experience of...
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The paper assesses Australian aid programmes to Indonesia that are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. It is envisaged that reductions in deforestation will generate a stock of UN recognised carbon credits for Indonesia. The Australian government hopes to offset 50% of its own emissions by buying up international carbon...
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Casualisation of teaching has become a major issue in Australian universities. In 1990 casuals delivered about a tenth of all university teaching. By 2008 between a third and a half of university teaching was being delivered by casuals. Quantitative studies have assessed the scale of casualisation; this qualitative study addresses the experience of...
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Justice globalism, as an ideological field, emerged to prominence from 2001 with the World Social Forum. It has offered powerful responses to market globalism, grounding alternatives as well as refusals. With the intensification of global warming, the question of climate justice is increasingly subsuming issues of global justice. Climate justice of...
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Political and social movements are both empowering and power-seeking: they seek both to mobilize civil society and overwhelm state institutions. As organisations they mobilize collective power, generating solidarities and transforming social structures. As such, political organisations both challenge power and exercise power. This article addresses...
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This paper uses Freirean theory and field studies of counter-globalist campaigns to add greater lucidity and normative deliberateness to our understanding of resistance to neo-liberal globalism. A difficult tension exists between complete submersion in movement struggles, versus a mythical position of objective analytic detachment. We sketch out th...
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PORTAL opens 2006 with a special selection of papers focusing on the transformative power of social movements. In an age of globalisation and of ideologies of globalism, we debate sources and potential for alternative scenarios, for ‘other worlds.’ Many commentators have proclaimed this the global age, where humanity lives under one world power, on...
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The social and political contest over the meaning of the term "sustainable development" is vital. Those who win will dictate the agenda and the policies around future environmental issues. This book proposes a radical definition of sustainability, reclaiming the word from the rhetoric typically used by corporations and governments to facilitate unr...
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Globalism is a contested concept, but perhaps best understood as a spatial strategy, which disempowers those unable to transcend the fixity of place and social context. Under globalism fluidity becomes a key source of power, enabling the powerful to liquefy assets, to disembed, and thereby displace, political, social or ecological impacts. The infr...
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The process of migration and diaspora-formation raises sharply defined political questions. While some commentators stress the extreme marginalisation of diasporic peoples, others argue that diasporas are able to exploit possibilities opened up by increased transnational integration. This paper explores this tension, drawing on an analysis of mutua...
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Neo-liberal ‘globalization’ serves dominant interests and sharpens social divides, but is not a monolith.1 The transnational integration that results from globalized neo-liberalism has double-edged or dialectical impacts. While having disempowering effects, especially on national states, it also highlights and politicizes previously obscured realms...
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The national conflicts centred on Northern Ireland and East Timor bear little resemblance. Yet the two main political groupings aspiring to national liberation, Sinn Féin in Ireland and the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT) have developed remarkably similar peace proposals. These define the process of reconstruction, protection of huma...
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As globalization accelerates, transnational pressures play an increasingly important role in political culture. Cultural linkages created by migration can be sustained and reproduced, allowing migrant groupings to maintain a role as movers for social change. Such linkages open up possibilities for mutual engagement or dialogue across the external-i...
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European Union (EU) integration is focused on socio-economic issues rather than cultural or political concerns. Partly due to the weakness of a pan-European political identity it has been riven with conflicts between ‘national’, usually state-centred political orientations, and ‘regional’ orientations at the sub-state or supra-state levels. Across...
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How is European integration best conceptualized? How and why are relations between regions, states and the European Union changing? This article combines theoretical and empirical analysis of recent developments, especially the partial ‘unbundling’ of state sovereignty and the growth of sub‐state regionalism in response to intensified global compet...
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The politics of substate regional development and the politics of nation-states and nationalisms are brought into heightened conflict and contradiction by the pro cesses of integration in the European Union. The con tradictions, however, are opening up new political opportunities at regional levels. This article explores relationships between regio...
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Some of the main protagonists in the Irish conflict reject any redefinition of sovereignty and resist any political role of the EC in providing a solution. Nonetheless the politics of EC membership and the processes of EC integration are influencing the political agenda and affecting the pace and the direction of political change in Ireland. There...
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Globalisation rhetoric has its origins in corporate strategy and in many ways is inseparable from free market neo-liberal ideology. Assertions about the inevitability of liberal capitalism, and the impossibility of an alternative, express the hegemony of neo-liberal globalisation. The outcome is an all-pervasive consumer culture and a strait-jacket...

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By 2017 universities in Australia will have created at least 800 positions for a new type of academic, the ‘Scholarly Teaching Fellow’ (STF). This project investigates the impact on teaching and learning of this ground-breaking development in the nature of academic work. The main objective of this project is to initiate a sector-wide dialogue about the impact of these new STF positions, and how they may develop.