James Goodman conducts research into global politics, socio-cultural change and climate justice. He is an Associate Professor in Social and Political Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS (FASS) where he has been based since 1996. He draws from a disciplinary background in political sociology, international relations, political economy and political geography, and has led several large collaborative research projects. He has published five authored or co-authored books, and seven edited or coedited books, and has supervised 19 doctoral students, mainly in the area of NGOs and international politics. He coordinates subjects on politics and ideologies and on climate justice and climate policy, and has initiated a project investigating the future of academic work.
At UTS he has initiated and led two interdisciplinary research centres. In 2006 he was one of the three co-founders of the Research Centre in Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, and he remains editor of the CCS Journal, now in its ninth year. In 2017, with seven other academics, he initiated a new Climate Justice Research Centre. The Centre develops research projects focusing on the relationship between climate change and social justice, in terms of impacts, technologies and advocacy. It promotes research collaborations, for instance with the Academy of Social Sciences focusing on climate and energy transitions, and has developed a strong doctoral program with ten PhD students.
International Socological Association, Executive member of the Research Committee on Social Movements and Collective Action (RC48)
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James Goodman’s current publications on climate change include a survey of scholarship on climate change and social movements, for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science, published in 2017, available open access [DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.340]. In 2016 he co-edited a Special Issue with the journal Energy Policy,on ‘Coal, Climate and Development’, with sixteen refereed papers (draft papers at http://coalrush.net). He is also coauthor of Climate Upsurge: An Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics, that reflected on the climate movement that emerged between 2006 and 2010 (Routledge, 2014). In 2018 is he coediting a special issue, with more than thirty papers, on ‘Methods in Climate end Energy Research’, for Energy Research and Social Sciences.
He also publishes on wider debates in international politics and global studies. He is currently coediting working a Handbook of Transformative Global Studies, with Hamed Hosseini and Barry Gills (Routledge 2019). Related work addresses wider dynamics of global management and social movements, with a co-edited book, Crisis, movement, management: globalising dynamics (Routledge, 2014; also published as an issue of Globalizations). His co-authored book, on the policy ideas of the global justice movement, Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy (Sage, 2013), is described by Prof. James H. Mittelman as a ‘seminal exploration’, and by Prof. Saskia Sassen as ‘a brilliant systematic and empirically-based analysis’.
Other books centre on the politics of globalization. In 2015 he published a co-authored book on developments in capitalist informationalism, Disorder and the Disinformation Society, co-authored with Francesca Da Rimini, Jon Marshall and Didar Zowghi (also with Routledge). Similar themes were investigated in a co-edited Special Issue of the Global Networks journal, on ‘Networks of Disorder’, also with Jon Marshall. Other books include: Nationalism and Global Solidarities: Alternative Projections to Neoliberal Globalisation (Routledge, 2007); Nature’s Revenge: Reclaiming Sustainability in an Age of Corporate Globalism (Broadview, 2006); Protest and Globalisation: Prospects for Transnational Solidarity (Pluto, 2002); Moving Mountains: Communities confront Mining and Globalisation (Zed, 2002); and Stopping a Juggernaut: Public Interests versus the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (Pluto, 2000).
He has edited or co-edited six special issues of journals, including with Energy Research and Social Sciences(2018), Energy Policy(2016), and Globalizations(2014). He is author or coauthor of 35 book chapters and 32 refereed journal articles and his work has a Google Scholar ‘h-index’ of 19. Reflecting wider recognition he is regularly invited to write entries for compendia or encyclopedia, such as the Routledge Handbook on Climate Justice(2018), the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science(2016), the Sage Handbook of Globalisation(2014), the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements(2013), and the International Studies Association Compendium(2009).
James Goodman teaches into the Social and Political Sciences Program of the UTS Bachelor in Communications. He regularly supervises Honors, Masters and PhD students.
Marshall, J, Goodman, J, Zowghi, D & da Rimini, F 2015, Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Information, Networks and Software, Routledge, New York, USA.View/Download from: Publisher's site
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 social theory sees disorder as secondary, pathological or uninteresting, this book takes disordering processes as central to social life. The book engages with theories of information society which privilege information order, offering a strong counterpoint centred on "disinformation." Disorder and the Disinformation Society offers a practical agenda, arguing that difficulties in producing software are both inherent to the process of developing software and in the social dynamics of informationalism. It outlines the dynamics of software failure as they impinge on of information workers and on daily life, explores why computerized finance has become inherently self-disruptive, asks how digital enclosure and intellectual property create conflicts over cultural creativity and disrupt informational accuracy and scholarship, and reveals how social media can extend, but also distort, the development of social movements.
This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.
© 2014 Stuart Rosewarne, James Goodman and Rebecca Pearse. 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. By 2007 a ‘climate justice’ movement was surfacing and developing a strong critique of existing official climate policies and engaging in new forms of direct action to assert the need for reduced extraction and burning of fossil fuels. Climate Action Upsurge offers an insight into this important period in climate movement politics, drawing on the perspectives of activists who were directly engaged in the mobilisation process. Through the interpretation of these perspectives the book illustrates important lessons for the climate movement today. In developing its examination of the climate action upsurge, the book focuses on individual activists involved in direct action ‘Climate Camps’ in Australia, while drawing comparisons and highlighting links with climate campaigns in other locales. The book should be of interest to scholars and researchers in climate change, environmental sociology, politics, policy and activism.
Steger, M, Goodman, J & Wilson, EK 2013, Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy, 1, SAGE Publications Ltd, London.
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 organizations linked to the World Social Forum, the authors of this pioneering study challenge this prevailing view. They present a compelling case that the global justice movement has actually fashioned a new political ideology with global reach: 'justice globalism'. Far from being incoherent, justice globalism possesses a rich and nuanced set of core concepts and powerful ideological claims. The book investigates how justice globalists respond to global financial crises, to escalating climate change, and to the global food crisis. It finds justice globalism generating new political agendas and campaigns to address these pressing problems. Justice globalism, the book concludes, has much to contribute to solving the serious global challenges of the 21st century. Justice Globalism will prove a stimulating read for undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences and humanities who are taking courses on globalization, global studies and global justice
Goodman, J 2006, Regionalization, marketization and political change in the Pacific Rim.
Even in the face of neoliberal globalization, nationalism remains a significant political force. The leading contributors to this new volume explore the extent to which nationalism can be a foundation for alternative solidarities. Against the axiom that with globalization 'all that is solid melts into air,' this anthology debates the extent to which different forms of solidarity remain viable - from the solidarities of local political groups to the solidarities of nationalism, internationalism and alternative globalisms. Organized into three sections, the book addresses the relationship between the contemporary formations of nationalism, globalism and solidarity movements: Part 1 offers a framework for understanding globalization and discusses the effect of globality on nationalism Part 2 addresses the logics of nationalisms in globalizing contexts: respectively, liberal nationalism, left nationalism, post-colonial nationalism, and revivals of nationalism Part 3 addresses issues of solidarity and integration in a world of nationalism and globalism, asking how differing forms of connectivity may be emerging, disrupting prevailing oppositions and relations, focusing on social movements and solidarity. Offering the first detailed study of the relationship between globalization and nationalism, Nationalism and Global Solidarities will be of strong interest to students and scholars of politics, sociology and international political economy. © 2007 James Goodman and Paul James, selection and editorial matter. All rights reserved.
Johnston, J, Gismondi, MA & Goodman, J 2006, Nature's Revenge Reclaiming Sustainability in an Age of Corporate Globalization, Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press.
"An indispensable and timely collection which confronts the core questions at the multi-scale intersections of political ecology and political economy today." - Roger Keil, York University
Evans, GR, Goodman, J & Lansbury, N 2002, Moving Mountains Communities Confront Mining and Globalization, Zed Books.
Transnational mining companies are key agents of corporate globalization. They are often larger than national economies, and dominate governments, local peoples and their environments.
Goodman, J 2002, Protest and Globalisation Prospects for Transnational Solidarity, Pluto Press (Australia).
This book develops theoretical perspectives and examines conceptual problems that are encountered as protest movements challenge corporate globalisation.
Goodman, J 2000, Single Europe, Single Ireland? Uneven Development in Process, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, Ireland.
Goodman, J & Ranald, P 2000, Stopping the Juggernaut Public Interest Versus the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, Pluto PressAustralia.
Anderson, J & Goodman, J 1998, Dis/agreeing Ireland contexts, obstacles, hopes, Pluto Pr.
Offers stimulating insights into the contexts, problems and possibilities of achieving a settlement of the national conflict in Ireland.
Goodman, J 1996, Nationalism and transnationalism: the national conflict in Ireland and European Union integration, Avebury Press, Aldershot.
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Goodman, J & Marshall, JP 2018, 'Problems of methodology and method in climate and energy research: Socialising climate change?', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 45, pp. 1-11.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2018 The article introduces a Special Issue on problems of methodology and method in climate and energy research. It charts the urgent and growing focus on ‘socialising’ emission reduction and climate stability into energy policy. This decarbonisation agenda is read as an exercise of ‘purposive’ climate agency, designed to achieve climate stability. Contributors to the Special Issue focus on the challenges this poses for energy research, in terms of methodology and method. The articles are grouped across seven key themes: 1) problems of knowledge production; 2) researching norms and ideologies; 3) grappling with inter-disciplinarity and multiple methods; 4) exploring energy culture and behaviour; 5) comparative and multilevel studies; 6) temporal and longitudinal studies; and 7) participatory and action research. The themes and results are debated in terms of cross-cuttingproblems and possibilities for future investigation into how to socialise climate into energy (and vice versa).
Goodman, J 2018, 'Contesting accusations of ‘foreign interference’: The New Agenda for Australian civil society', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 63-84.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2018 Cosmopolitan Civil Societies. All rights reserved. In 2017 the Australian Government announced a raft of measures designed to combat ‘foreign interference’ in the Australian political system. The measures propose new constraints on civil society advocacy and threaten to seriously curtail democratic rights. They form part of global trend towards the increased regulation of International Non-Government Organisations (INGOs), driven by fears of ‘foreign’ political influence. In response to the shrinking ‘civic space’, NGOs are defining new agendas. Recently in Australia and elsewhere NGO advocates have gained some traction in extending the legitimacy and scope for political advocacy. The new rhetoric of countering ‘foreign interference’ threatens NGO advocacy, but also creates new political possibilities. This article surveys the international trends and Australian contexts; it analyses recent legislative proposals in Australia to combat ‘foreign interference’, and outlines the public debate. The double standard for INGOs and multinational corporations is highlighted as a key theme, and the article ends with a concluding discussion about emerging possibilities for new political obligations for corporations in Australia.
© 2018 It is often argued that there is a sharp disjuncture between the abstracted prospect of large-scale climate crisis and direct experience on the ground. Ethnographers investigate experiences, so how are we to research climate crisis? The anticipated crisis is unknowable in its depth and reach; the everyday experience of consumer capitalism confines horizons to infinite accumulation and ‘growth’. Here, ethnography has potential as an interpretative tool to highlight ways in which the crisis and proposed energy transitions are encountered. Various forms of ‘climate ethnography’ explore this nexus between climate science and on-the-ground contexts where climate change is experienced, where policy is being developed or applied, or where institutional and political formations are seeking traction. The article surveys this emerging field, paying particular attention to studies relevant to energy and climate research. It especially reflects on definitions of climate ethnography as ‘ethnography with a mission’ debating the effort to advance normative agendas and develop research insights that can help gain a stronger purchase on the widening crisis.
Hosseini, SAH, Gills, BK & Goodman, J 2017, 'Toward Transversal Cosmopolitanism: Understanding Alternative Praxes in the Global Field of Transformative Movements', Globalizations, pp. 1-18.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis GroupThis 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 highlight disorganization, fragmentation, disillusion, and dispute. The former line of argument suggests that underlying emerging global solidarities—to the extent they genuinely exist—there are some identifiably coherent cosmopolitanist, or globalist, values. The latter claim that existing global justice and transformative movements lack an effective ideological position for uniting the masses behind a global (political) project for transforming global capitalist social relations. By drawing upon an interpretive review of empirical studies conducted throughout the last decade, the article delineates four modalities, defined in terms of their orientations toward cosmopolitanist values. Among these modalities is a new and promising one, termed here as ‘transversal cosmopolitanist’ (‘transversal’ here understood as a process verb, indicating a new form of cosmopolitanist praxis). This approach assumes the possibility of creating a common ground for fruitful dialogue, constructive collective learning, progressive hybridization, and active political cooperation among diverse identities and ideological visions of contemporary global transformative movements, against existing capitalist social relations and structures of domination.
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 fields of social and political life. The article investigates this process, advancing the concept of a 'climate dialectic' in policy change. From this perspective, the article develops a critique of climate policies as they have emerged in Germany and India. This positions Germany, a high-income post-industrial society, with India, a low-income industrialising country. Key climate and energy initiatives from each country are compared and discussed in terms of a common effort at expanded development opportunities. In this respect, with the key objective of maintaining 'growth as usual', the persistence of coal-fired power and coal extraction becomes highly politicised. Energy policies are found to be increasingly embedded in the wider 'climate dialectic', forcing new, more transformative possibilities onto the agenda.
Goodman, J & Razi, W 2016, 'Afghanistan: Military Occupation and Ethnocracy', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 168-189.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The 2001 invasion and subsequent occupation consolidated ethnicity as a
political force in Afghanistan. Inter-ethnic elite bargaining instituted an ethnocratic oligarchy, grounded in the occupation. Against this, everyday politics in Afghanistan has centred on social clientelism, founded on kinship networks rather than ethnicity. At the same time, formal political structures, expressed in the 2004 Constitution, are grounded in Islam and nationalist statehood rather than ethnicity. In recent years sharp disjunctures have emerged between ethnic elites and would-be constituents, creating some electoral fluidity and ethnic de-alignment. The paper addresses the relationship between occupation and ethnocracy in Afghanistan. It takes an historical perspective on the present, debating contending foundations for political solidarity and identification in the country.
Lucas, MQ & Goodman, J 2015, 'Linking coral reef remote sensing and field ecology: It's a matter of scale', Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-20.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Remote sensing shows potential for assessing biodiversity of coral reefs. Important steps in achieving this objective are better understanding the spectral variability of various reef components and correlating these spectral characteristics with field-based ecological assessments. Here we analyze >9400 coral reef field spectra from southwestern Puerto Rico to evaluate how spectral variability and, more specifically, spectral similarity between species influences estimates of biodiversity. Traditional field methods for estimating reef biodiversity using photoquadrats are also included to add ecological context to the spectral analysis. Results show that while many species can be distinguished using in situ field spectra, the addition of the overlying water column significantly reduces the ability to differentiate species, and even groups of species. This indicates that the ability to evaluate biodiversity with remote sensing decreases with increasing water depth. Due to the inherent spectral similarity amongst many species, including taxonomically dissimilar species, remote sensing underestimates biodiversity and represents the lower limit of actual species diversity. The overall implication is that coral reef ecologists using remote sensing need to consider the spatial and spectral context of the imagery, and remote sensing scientists analyzing biodiversity need to define confidence limits as a function of both water depth and the scale of information derived, e.g., species, groups of species, or community level.
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,
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 takin
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 `responsibility to protect the victims and, if required, to use military means to do so. This new state responsibility is a response to new asymmetries in the exercise of sovereign power worldwide. In theory, it imposes new conditions on the exercise of state sovereignty that extend the principle of collective security beyond states to include all people. In practice, it gives those with the capacity to intervene, namely the dominant powers, the responsibility to intervene in the affairs of weaker `failing states. In this article, I use official texts to explore this new humanitarian collective security. Drawing on a range of accounts, including the Australian experience of intervention in East Timor, I argue that the grounds for humanitarian intervention lie as much in the defence of order as in the pursuit of justice. Dominant states assert their shared vulnerability and justify intervention as pre-empting presumed threats; they thus recruit humanitarianism for state security. Humanitarianism, however, is not so easily contained. As military practice collides with normative rhetoric, deep contradictions emerge between order and justice. Normative claims implode and spill over, feeding alternative humanitarianisms founded on mutuality and solidarity. The disordering orderjustice dialectic can thereby prefigure reorderings beyond hegemonism.
Goodman, J & Marshall, J 2013, 'Crisis, Movement and Management in Contemporary Globalisations: intro to special issue', Globalisations, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 343-354.
Globalised neo-liberalism 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 elite policy to address the causes of crisis creates new forms of politicisation. Social movements become a crucial barometer, in signalling both the demise and rise of political formations and programs. Experiments in movement strategy gain greater significance, as do contending elite efforts at repressing, managing or displacing the fall-out. In this Special Issue we investigate both management and movements in the face of crisis, taking crisis and unanticipated consequences as a normal state-of-play. The book enquires into the winners and losers from crisis, and investigates the movement-management nexus as it unfolds in particular localities as well as in broader contexts. The Special Issue deals with pressing conflicts, and produces a range of theoretical insights: the ubiquity of crisis is seen as not only a hallmark of social life, but a way into a different kind of social analysis.
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, and corresponding social and environmental debt, meets resistance from the global justice movement whose articulation of a counter position is increasingly sophisticated. This article examines this dialectic as played out at the UN Rio?+?20 Summit and parallel People's Summit in June 2012. The hegemonic `green economy formulation of corporations, multilateral agencies, unions, and big NGOs is contained in a document known as The Future We Want. A counter-hegemonic document entitled Another Future is Possible, facilitated by the World Social Forum, spells out an alternative route to global justice and environmental sustainabilitya `bio-civilisation. In neo-Gramscian terms, a war of position is occurring between two `transnational historic blocs around divergent social visions
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 empo
Goodman, J 2011, 'Disorderly Deliberation? Generative Dynamics of Global Climate Justice', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1-21.
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 justice claims, and opens-up new fields of public deliberation. Global climate governance is a particularly powerful context in which to track these dynamics. Climate change imposes its own pace of policy reform, forcing new imperatives; it also imposes its own remarkable scope, in terms of global reach and all-encompassing depth. The paper seeks-out generative disjunctures, where existing justice principles that underpin climate governance are challenged, disestablished, and reordered. The paper explores these themes as a way of mapping contending and conflicting trajectories in the development of climate justice as a principle of governance. The disordering effects of climate governance, the social and political forces that arise out of them and their roles in producing contender principles and practices are highlighted. We may then arrive at a conceptualization of climate governance as a necessarily disorderly process, which addresses cumulative and unanticipated challenges of climate change through successive reorientations in its modus operandi. As such, climate governance may be enabled to proceed through and beyond immediate accommodations, to offer new possibilities grounded in new rules of the game that widen realms of engagement and more effectively apprehend the challenges posed.
Goodman, J 2011, 'Inside the Aid/Watch Case: Translating across Political and Legal Activism', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 3, no. 3S, pp. 46-70.View/Download from: Publisher's site
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 'insider' account, the article charts the in-practice process of translating activisms across legal and political fields. With a stress on contingency and agency, the account affirms a 'politics of rights' approach to legal activism. It shows how the case opened-up new grounds for political contestation, and as such offered prospects for 'non-reformist reform'. It also demonstrates how this occurred more by strategic engagement with unintended effects, than necessarily by design.
Brown, T, Goodman, J & Yasukawa, K 2010, 'Academic casualization in Australia: class divisions in the University', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 169-182.View/Download from: Publisher's site
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 casual academics. It documents a sharpening class divide among academics, which has become institutionally embedded. It reports on interviews with casual academics examining how the divide is experienced, and how it may be addressed. Academic casuals report underpayment and compromised quality; they experience persistent income insecurity; and they find themselves voiceless in the workplace. These experiences are interpreted as aspects of class subordination, and possibilities for addressing them are discussed.
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
Goodman, J 2010, 'Responding To Climate Crisis: Modernisation, Limits, Socialism', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 66, no. S1, pp. 144-165.
This article first explores the resulting political stagnation in debates about how to address climate change, drawing on local and international examples. Second it seeks to invigorate those debates by drawing on the social theory of environmental change. It focuses on three perspectives - eco-modernisation, eco-limits and eco-socialism, and discusses them in terms of what they prescribe for climate crisis. The article ends by outlining some themes for sustained engagement between ecology and socialism on the question climate crisis.
Goodman, J 2010, 'Responding to climate crisis: modernisation, limits, socialism', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 2010, no. 66, pp. 144-165.
Technological change and renewable energy are considered the scientific solution to human-generated climate change - need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - social theory of environmental change - main drivers of emissions are economic growth or consumerism - local and international political debate.
Goodman, J & Roberts, E 2010, 'Is the United Nations' REDD scheme conservation colonialism by default?', International Journal of Water, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 419-429.
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 credits, and has a direct interest in securing access to these exceptionally cheap Indonesian credits. Local organisations in Indonesia oppose this type of aid, and the offset schemes it promotes, which they say benefits high-emitting industrialised countries and promotes corporate interests over their livelihoods.
Goodman, J & Rosewarne, S 2010, 'Introduction', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 66, pp. 5-17.
Goodman, J & Rosewarne, S 2010, 'SPECIAL ISSUE CHALLENGING CLIMATE CHANGE INTRODUCTION', JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY, no. 66, pp. 5-16.
Pearse, B, Goodman, J & Rosewarne, SC 2010, 'Researching direct action against carbon emissions: a digital ethnography of climate agency', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Jo..., vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 76-103.
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 detachment, and analysed drawing on videoed interviews and on our own participation in organisations and events. Visual artefacts are deployed to deepen insights into the interview process, and into the contexts for climate action. In terms of the analysis, there are three themes. First we look at trajectories how people come to identify with the climate movement and engage in its direct action wing. Second, we explore the hopes and fears of climate activists in the face of profound challenges. Third, we address political antidotes, and the role of direct action in precipitating large-scale systemic change. Across these themes there is much diversity and debate: what unifies is a common engagement in the broad field of direct climate action. This visual documentation helps us reflect on the conflicts and possibilities that thereby arise in contexts of climate activist praxis.
Goodman, J 2009, 'Australia's Resourse Curse - Social Division, Political Capture and Ecological Crisis', Chain Reaction, vol. 103, no. September, pp. 20-22.
Goodman, J 2009, 'From Global Justice to Climate Justice? Justice Ecologism in an Era of Global Warming', New Political Science, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 499-514.
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 offers a distinct trajectory, with its own dilemmas and potentials. The article addresses these differences along six axes: scope, discourse, space, strategy, temporality, and agency. It is argued that climate justice is a totalising concern, that is scientifically measurable, that creates new leverage for late industrialisers, requires a proactive strategy, within a limited temporal horizon, embedded within an all-encompassing and radically challenging epistemology. As such climate justice addresses some of the limitations of global justice, while creating problems of its own. It is argued that emerging dynamics of climate justice are pre-figuring paradigmatic transition, forcing broad-scale transformations in the terms of political contestation.
Goodman, J 2009, 'Organising for power: solidarities and transformation', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Jo..., vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 1-17.
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 organizational vehicles for political change in Australia, drawing out limits and possibilities. Three organizational forms are discussed - the political party, the non-government organization (NGO), and the social movement - in terms of their capacity and limits. The social solidarities and social structures that frame political organization are debated, highlighting the impact of political conflicts over ecological change. The article ends with a discussion of the proceeding four articles, drawing out shared themes and implications in terms of the relationships post-Howard, between the Australian state, political parties, NGOs and movements.
Goodman, J & Worth, D 2008, 'The minerals boom and Australia's 'resource curse'', Journal Of Australian Political Economy, vol. 61, pp. 201-219.
Resource wealth in Australia is often presented as an asset, waiting to be exploited. Reflecting this, the recent resource boom is unquestioned indeed celebrated - as a great windfall for the Australian people. There is a broad-based assumption that Australia's resource-based economy successfully diversified in the later twentieth century, while retaining a foundation in agricultural exports, and latterly minerals. As the saying goes, the country rode to prosperity 'on a sheep's back', and then on the back of the mining sector. The recent resources boom may be seen as simply the latest phase in that process, pump-priming the country's twenty-first century infonnation-age service economy.
Goodman, J 2006, 'Solidarity and Recognition: Geographies of Counter-globalism', Portal, Journal of Multidisciplinary International studies, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-17.
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.. Globalism thus signifies the capacity to exploit and dominate at distance, from the sanctity of corporate boardrooms, military briefings and media cutting rooms. The claim is to universal market, military and normative power, but the impact is of extended and deepened division. Centres of power appear more as islands, or enclaves, defined against the backwash effects of counter-globalism, and the logic of offensive defence. Counter movements gain traction as paradigmatic challengers, grounded in the aspiration to alternative ways of being.
Johnston, J & Goodman, J 2006, 'Hope and activism in the Ivory Tower: Freirean Lessons for Globalisation Research', Globalisations, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 9-30.
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 the basis for a productive dialogue between these two competing pulls of political engagement and analytic objectivity. To do this, we draw from the writings of Paulo Freire, a Brazilian thinker famous for his theories of popular education. Freire's writings have not seriously entered academic studies of globalization, even though activists in the 'globalization-from-below' camp frequently draw on his words for inspiration. We seek to remedy this omission, and construct a dialogue between Freire and social movement struggles on four dualisms centred on epistemology, normativity, methodology and strategy. In each dualism, we outline how Freirean concepts can help redefine these binaries as productive tensions to be developed, rather than conflicts to be suppressed. These insights are not intended as a theoretical injunctive delivered from upon high, but are used in dialogue with examples from global justice campaigns in order to clarify what is already taking place on the ground. Identifying Freirean priorities can also encourage openings for more emancipatory approaches to critical globalization scholarship. While academics cannot engineer resistance to neo-liberal globalism from the top down, they can contribute their research energy and resources, becoming more actively engaged in the process of envisaging alternatives.
Abused, ignored, sidelined, belittled. Its the human face of a systemic problem. Eva Cox and James Goodman report on a recent studying of workplace bullying that highlights its effects on those being bullied, and the rather piecemeal administrative efforts to deal with it so far.
Goodman, J 2005, 'China's New Revolution. Peasant society is the hinterland for the urban miracle.', Arena Magazine, vol. June, no. June.
Goodman, J 2005, 'The Neo-Con Circus. Forbes Globak sails into Sydney', Arena Magazine, vol. August, no. August.
Goodman, J 2004, 'A Good Case for Retirement at 60? The World Bank and IMF Enter their Dotage', Arena magazine, vol. na, no. 70 April-May, pp. 1-4.
Goodman, J 2004, 'Many Worlds against One World', Arena Magazine, vol. Feb-March, no. 69, pp. 8-10.
Goodman, J 2003, 'Nationalism and Globalism: Social Movement Responses', The International Scope Review, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 1-17.
Goodman, J 2003, 'The Aftermath of Cancun', Arena Magazine, vol. 67, no. Oct-Nov, pp. 4-6.
Goodman, J 2001, 'Contesting Corporate Globalism: Sources of Power, Channels for Resistance', The International Scope Review, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 1-19.
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-jacketing of the national state. But socio-economic or corporate globalisation is no monolith. As nationalist ideologies, state structures and inter-state bodies are re-geared to transnational interests, they can become selfdestructive.
Goodman, J 2001, 'Contesting corporate globalism: sources of power, channels for resistance?', International Scope Review, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 1-19.
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-jacketing of the national state. But socio-economic or corporate globalisation is no monolith. As nationalist ideologies, state structures and inter-state bodies are re-geared to transnational interests, they can become selfdestructive.
Goodman, J 2000, 'Marginalisation and Empowerment: East Timorese Diaspora Politics in Australia', Communal/Plural: Journal of Transnational and Cross-Cultural Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 25-47.
Goodman, J 2000, 'The World Economic Forum: Capital's First International?', Asia-Pacific Journal, Journal of the Asia-Pacific Research Network, vol. 2, pp. 7-13.
Goodman, J 1999, 'Boxing the 'Roo': Clara Law's Floating Life and Transnational Hong Kong-Australian Identities', UTS Review, vol. 6, no. 2, November, pp. 103-114.
Goodman, J 1999, 'European integration and the Irish Peace Process', Review, refereed journal of the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia, vol. 25, pp. 6-18.
Goodman, J 1999, 'Investment 'liberalisation' in context', Asia-Pacific Journal, Journal of the Asia-Pacific Research Network, no. December, pp. 39-60.
Goodman, J 1999, 'Post-Cold War self-determination: Ireland and Timor', Geopolitics, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 53-82.
Goodman, J 1999, 'Reporting disappearances, sparking a revolt', Marege, Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 54-61.
Goodman, J & Field, H 1999, 'Transforming Europe: new zones of dependency', Democracy and Nature, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 217-238.
Goodman, J 1998, 'National multiculturalism and transnational migrant politics: Australian and East Timorese', Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 6, no. 3-4, pp. 457-481.
Goodman, J 1997, 'New deals and privatising unemployment in Australia', Australian Journal of Political Economy, vol. 40, pp. 27-43.
Goodman, J 1997, 'Problems of economic integration and politics in Ireland: Southern perspectives', Irish Journal of Sociology, vol. 7, pp. 29-52.
Goodman, J 1997, 'The EU: reconstituting democracy?', Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia Review, vol. 18, pp. 4-18.
Goodman, J 1995, 'The European Union: towards a politics of "movement"?', Via Europa, no. September, pp. 23-43.
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Goodman, J & Anderson, J 1995, 'Northern Ireland: dependence, class and cross-border integration in the European Union', Capital and Class, vol. 53, pp. 13-25.
Goodman, J & Anderson, J 1995, 'Regions, states and the European Union: modernist reaction or postmodernist adaptation?', Review of International Political Economy, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 600-632.
Goodman, J & Anderson, J 1994, 'European and Irish integration: contradictions of regionalism and nationalism', European Journal of Urban and Regional Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 49-62.
Dados, N, Goodman, J & Yasukawa, K 2019, 'Counting the Uncounted: Contestations over casualisation data in Australian Universities' in Evans, J, Ruane, S & Southall, H (eds), Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation, Polcy Press, Bristol, pp. 327-335.
Goodman, J 2019, 'Global Studies: Contested Fields, One Domain?' in Hudson, C & Wilson, E (eds), Revisiting the Global Imaginary Theories, Ideologies, Subjectivities: Essays in Honor of Manfred Steger, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 49-64.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Advocates of state-centric analysis have actively policed boundaries between the ‘domestic’ and the ‘international,’ asserting states as key actors in international contexts. Both claims were overwhelmed by the disciplinary transformations that came with the study of globalization from the 1980s. This chapter debates these drivers for global studies, outlining the struggle for primacy between state-centric and global approaches. It focuses on debates about the proper or primary units of analysis for the study of international phenomena, and the related ‘levels of analysis’ problem, showing how they were radically reconfigured by the ongoing globalization of social sciences and humanities. The chapter ends by echoing Manfred Steger’s work, elaborating with some reflections on the importance of interdisciplinarity for the development of global studies.
Goodman, J, Ghosh, D & Morton, T 2019, 'Climate technology and climate justice: energy transitions in Germany, India and Australia' in Jafry, T (ed), Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice, Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York, USA, pp. 237-250.
This chapter deliberately focuses on transition as a key site where the development of climate justice claims can be tracked, over time and “on the ground.” It focuses especially on the justice requirements for energy decarbonisation, comparing energy transition and renewable energy in India, Germany and Australia. The three countries occupy radically different places in the decarbonisation process. As a high-emitting, post-industrial society, Germany positions itself as a frontrunner in decarbonisation with its 2011 “Energy Transition” policy. While the fossil fuel sector has protected its share of German electricity generation, the largely community, cooperative and municipality-based renewables sector has played a key political role in legitimising renewables. By contrast, India is a rapidly industrialising country, with up to 40% of its population without access to electricity. The Indian Government’s priority is to increase energy capacity, mainly through coal-fired power, but also through nuclear energy and expanded renewables, extending access to low-cost clean energy ( Mohan 2015 ). As a high-income, high-emitting society, Australia is heavily dependent on fossil fuels for electricity and for export income. The renewables sector is relatively marginal both in terms of overall electricity supply and its political influence. Yet renewables have strong public support that can be mobilised, for instance, to protect the Renewable Energy Target ( Lowy Institute 2014 ).
Goodman, J 2017, 'Social Movement Participation and Climate Change' in Van Storch, H & Beck, S (eds), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1-33.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Climate change is often said to herald the anthropocene, where humans become active participants in the remaking of global geology. The corollary of the wide acceptance of a geological anthropocene is the emergence of a new form of self-aware climate agency. With awareness comes blame, invoking responsibility for action. What kind of social action arises from climate agency has become the critical question of our era. In the context of climate deterioration, the prevalence of inaction is itself an exercise of agency, creating in its path new fields of social struggle. The opening sphere of climate agency has the effect of subsuming other fields, reconfiguring established categories of human justice and ethical well-being. In this respect we can think of climate agency as having a distinctive, even revolutionary logic, which remains emergent, enveloping multiple aspects of social action.
From this perspective the question of climate change and social movement participation is centrally important. To what extent is something that we can characterize as “climate agency” emerging through social movement participation? What potential has this phenomenon to develop beyond ideological confinement and delimitation to make wider and transformative claims on society? A genuine social movement, we are taught from history, is indeed a transformative force capable of remaking social and political relations. It remains unclear, but what are the emergent dynamics of climate movement participation that depart from established systemic parameters, to offer such a challenge? How are such developments reconfiguring “climate change communication,” forcing an insurgent element into the polity?
Goodman, J & Hilton, M 2016, 'Australia’s "New Aid Paradigm": Beyond ODA?' in Tomlinson, B (ed), Reality of Aid 2016: An Independent Review of Poverty Reduction and Development Assistance, IBON Books, Manila, pp. 231-243.
Since 2013 the Australian Government has transformed Australian overseas aid. Aid has been redirected, to serve national interests first, poverty reduction second. Aid is distributed directly by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Aid programs are geared to ‘economic diplomacy’ over aid effectiveness. Aid funds are dubbed ‘aid investment’, not ‘Official Development Assistance’. There is no target to increase aid, and it is a regular source of budget cuts. Aid is at its lowest level in relation to national income since the early 1970s. As aid is discredited, re-channelled and cut, it is losing public support. The chapter argues new paradigm for aid is needed, grounded in human solidarity not national interest.
Salleh, A, Hamed Hosseini, SA & Goodman, J 2016, 'From Sociological to 'Ecological Imagination': Another Future is Possible' in Marshall, JP & Connor, L (eds), Environmental Change and the World's Futures Ecologies, Ontologies and Mythologies, Routledge, Oxford, pp. 96-110.
Goodman, J & Rosewarne, S 2015, 'Slowing Uranium in Australia: lessons for urgent transition beyond Coal, Gas and Oil.' in Princen, T, Manno, J & Martin, P (eds), Ending the Fossil Fuel Era, The MIT Press, USA, pp. 193-222.
A provocative call for delegitimizing fossil fuels rather than accommodating them, accompanied by case studies from Ecuador to Appalachia and from Germany to Norway.
Goodman, J 2014, 'New Spheres of Global Authority: Non-State Actors and Private International Law' in Steger, M, Battersby, P & Siracusa, JM (eds), Sage Handbook of Globalisation, Sage, UK, pp. 560-577.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Goodman, J & Morton, T 2014, 'Climate Crisis and the Limits of Liberal Democracy? Germany, Australia and India Compared.' in Isakhan, B & Slaughter, S (eds), Crisis and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century: Democratizing Governance, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 229-252.
Goodman, J 2013, 'Antiglobalization Movements' in Snow, D, Della Porta, D, Klandermans, B & McAdam, D (eds), Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, Vol 1, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 76-82.
The "great globalization debate" began in the late 1980s with a series of proclamations as to the newness of the phenomenon. Ranging across multiple social science disciplines, globalization theory asserted that social relations were becoming increasingly deterritorialized (I-Ield, McGrew, & Perraton 1999). Subsequent revisions forced recognition of historical parallels, thus historicizing the claims, and allowed a rereading of the accounts, in terms of their discursive foundations, as globalist ideology. The debate continues, with investigations of post-globalism, in the aftermath of a more unilateralist world politics, as a state of affairs beyond globalization, rather than simply a throw-back to pre-globalist conditions.
Goodman, J 2011, '"Long Frontier of Insurgent Action": Counter-globalism and Climate Justice' in Axford, B & Huggins, R (eds), Cultures and/of Globalization, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, pp. 64-84.
Goodman, J 2011, 'From global justice to climate justice: a new global interdependency' in Qingzhi Huan (ed), Contemporary Western Green-left Political Theories, Peking University Press, Peking, pp. 306-324.
Goodman, J 2010, 'Counter-Globalist Movements and Post-Globalisms of the Marginalized' in SinghaRoy Debal, K (ed), Dissenting Voices and Transformative Actions: Social Movements in a Globalizing World, Manohar, New Delhi, pp. 69-83.
Over the last ten years social movements of the marginalized have acquired remarkable public visibility and political traction. Movements based on sectors that were previously assumed to have been superseded, left behind by the march of history, have come to claim central significance in the unfolding drama of corporate-led globalization. Subsistence peasants, urban pOOf, indigenous peoples, domestic workers, migrants, and others, have gained a consciousness and capacity to act in the face of commodifYing pressures imposed through market globalism. In the process they have forged new strategic alignments, mounting counter-globalist challenges that have seriously disrupted globalist prescriptions. This paper addresses some of these themes, discussing how counter-globalist agency may now be generating new post-globalist ideological orientations.
Goodman, J 2010, 'Nationalism as a Social Movement' in Denemark Robert, A (ed), The International Studies Encyclopedia, Wiley-Blackwell, UK, pp. 5302-5321.
Not surprisingly, there is much debate about types of nationalist movement, and their role in history. This essay seeks to conceptualize nationalism as a social movement, and explores its dynamics as a social formation with world historical force. As a social movement, nationalism is embedded in political contexts and can only be explained in relation to the resulting dynamics of contention (Vladisavljevec 2002:771). By understanding its dynamics we may then generate possibilities for the normative engagement sought after for instance by Joan Cocks, namely the ability to "probe how one might think, fee l and judge in order to act well in relation to nationalism" (Cocks 2002:S). Unfortunate ly, though, nationalism is not often explicitly conceptualized as a social movement. The field of social movement studies does address nationalism, but more on its peripheries than as a central problematic. There is a tendency to treat nationalism sui generis, to the detriment of both nationalism studies and social movement studies. The 2006 Sage Handbook oj Nations and Nationalism, for instance, does not address nationalism as a social movement (Delanty and Kumar 2006). Across the 74 articles in the four volume 2007 Routledge collection, Social Movements: C1itical Concepts in Sociology, there is one article devoted to nationalism (Jasper and Goodwin 2007).
Goodman, J 2009, 'Global Capitalism and the Production of Insecurity' in Grenfell, D & James, P (eds), Rethinking Insecurity War and Violence, Routledge, UK, pp. 44-56.
Goodman, J 2009, 'Refugee Solidarity: Between National Shame and Global Outrage' in Hopkins, D, Kleres, J, Flam, H & Kuzmics, H (eds), Theorizing Emotions: Sociological Explorations and Applications, Chicago University Press, USA, pp. 269-291.
Action by national citizens to assist humanitarian migrants has become a key issue in many high-income countries. Refugee solidarity of this sort is a realm of mobilization where cross-cultural and transnational imperatives are keenly felt-it is the place where national sentiment encounters global injustice, where worldwide human suffering is personalized and asserted in the face of national exclusion. Solidarity with refugees may be seen as the embodiment of reaching across global divides, as the crucible of transnational solidarity, where an inter-subjective impulse forces a move to a shared humanity. A key issue for such movements is how they relate with the national-level affiliations. In addressing refugee rights, movements have found themselves at a crossroads between humanitarian norms and national identity, between global passion and national sentiment, between borderless cosmopolitanism and reconstituted nationalism. Movements enacting refugee solidarity thus directly engage with what is perhaps the key issue facing transnational social movements-how to bridge levels of emotion and action, and how to embed cosmopolitanism.
Goodman, J 2007, 'Non-state actors: multinational corporations and non-government organisations' in Devetak, R, Burke, A & George, J (eds), Introduction to International Relations, Cambridge University Press, USA, pp. 272-282.
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The leading contributors to this volume explore the relationship between the contemporary formations of nationalism, globalism and solidarity movements. addresses issues of solidarity and integration in a world of nationalism and globalism, asking how differing forms of connectivity may be emerging, disrupting prevailing oppositions and relations, focusing on social movements and solidarity. Offering the first detailed study of the relationship between globalization and nationalism, "Nationalism and Global Solidarities" will be of strong interest to students and scholars of politics, sociology and international political economy.
Goodman, J 2007, 'Reordering globalism: Feminist and women's movements in the semi-periphery' in Cohen, MG & Brodie, J (eds), Remapping Gender in the New Global Order, Routledge, USA, pp. 187-204.
The individual chapters focus on the effect on specific groups of people, including males and indigenous groups, the mechanisms people use to both cope with dramatic social changes, and the strategies and alliances that are used to affect the course of changes. It covers topics that range from implications of labour migration on care regimes to globalisms effect on masculinity and the male breadwinner model.
Goodman, J & James, P 2007, 'Globalisms, nationalisms and solidarities: An argument' in Richard Higgott (ed), Nationalism and Global Solidarities, Routledge, USA, pp. 1-20.
Offering the first detailed study of the relationship between globalisation and nationalism, this volume will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Politics, Sociology and International Political Economy
Goodman, J 2006, 'Asia-Pacific politics: changing contexts and frameworks' in Goodman, J (ed), Regionalization, Marketization and Political Change in the Pacific Rim, University of Guadalajara Press, Mexico, pp. 71-100.
Goodman, J 2006, 'Leave It In The Ground! Ecosocial Alliances for Sustainability' in Johnston, J, Gismondi, M & Goodman, J (eds), Nature's Revenge: Reclaiming Sustainability in an Age of Corporate Globalism, Broadview Press, Canada, pp. 155-181.
Goodman, J, O'Connor, T & Chan, S 2006, 'Australian Aid - Promoting Insecurity?' in The Reality of Aid 2006: Focus on Conflict, Security and Development, IBON Books/Zed Books, Quezon City/London, pp. 172-189.
Johnston, J, Gismondi, M & Goodman, J 2006, 'Politicizing Exhaustion: Eco-social Crisis and the Geographic Challenge for Cosmopolitans' in Johnston, J, Gismondi, M & Goodman, J (eds), Nature's Revenge: Reclaiming Sustainability in an Age of Corporate Globalism, Broadview Press, Canada, pp. 13-35.
Goodman, J 2005, 'Reforming global governance' in Tujan, T (ed), Bandung in the 21st Century, Asia-Pacific Research Network, Manila, The Phillipines.
Goodman, J 2004, 'Australia and Beyond: Targeting Rio Tinto' in Munck, R (ed), Labour and Globalisation: Results and Prospects, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, UK, pp. 105-127.
Goodman, J 2003, '"Good" Governance and Global Finance' in Jr, T & Antonio (eds), The People Speak on Corruption & Governance, IBON Books, Manila, Philippines, pp. 25-34.
Goodman, J 2003, 'Contesting the New Inequalities: Social Movements in the Asia Pacific' in Scrase, T & Holden, TJM (eds), Globalization, Culture and Inequality in Asia, Trans Pacific Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 21-47.
Goodman, J 2002, 'Contesting corporate globalism: sources of power, channels for democratisation' in Transnational democracy: political spaces and border crossings, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 215-235.
Goodman, J 2002, 'Defeating the OECD's Multilateral Agreement on Investment' in Protest and Globalisation: prospects for transnational solidarity, Pluto Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 216-228.
Goodman, J 2001, 'Export Credit Agencies and Greenfield Investment' in Financing Under-development, Asia-Pacific Research Network, Manila, The Phillipines.
Goodman, J 2000, 'European Solution to a European Problem?' in Bull, P, Devlin-Glass, F & Doyle, H (eds), Ireland & Australia, 1798-1998: Studies in Culture, Identity & Migration, Crossing Press, Sydney Australia, pp. 289-301.
Goodman, J 2000, 'Stopping a Juggernaut: the Anti-MAI Campaign' in Goodman, J & Ranald, P (eds), Stopping the Juggernaut: Public Interest versus the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, Pluto Press, Sydney Australia, pp. 33-52.
Goodman, J 2000, 'Transnational Contestation: Social Movements Beyond the State' in Cohn, T, McBride, S & Wiseman, J (eds), Power in the Global Era: Grounding Globalism, Macmillan, Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and London, pp. 39-52.
Goodman, J & Anderson, J 2000, 'Globalization and transnationalism: postmodern territorialities and democracy in the European Union'' in Worlds of the future, ethnicity, nationalism and globalization, Macmillan, London, UK.
Goodman, J 1999, 'Putting it 'in its place': contextualising European Union studies' in Pavkovic, A, Welch, C & O'Brien, C (eds), Teaching European Studies in Australia: Problems and Prospects, Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
Goodman, J 1998, 'Contesting the transnational: social movements beyond the state' in Houston, C, Kurasawa, F & Watson, A (eds), Imagined places: the politics of making space, La Trobe University, Melbourne, pp. 191-199.
Goodman, J 1998, 'The EU: reconstituting democracy beyond the "nation-state"' in McGrew, A (ed), The transformation of democracy? Democratic politics in the new world order, Polity, Cambridge, pp. 171-201.
Goodman, J 1998, ''The Republic of Ireland: towards a cosmopolitan nationalism?' in Dis/Agreeing Ireland: contexts, obstacles, hopes, Pluto Press, London, pp. 89-108.
Goodman, J & Anderson, J 1998, 'Nationalisms and transnationalism: failures and emancipation' in Dis/ Agreeing Ireland: context, obstacles, hopes, Pluto Press, London.
Goodman, J 1996, 'Northern Ireland: the national question and European politics' in Catterall, P (ed), Northern Ireland in British politics, Macmillan, London, pp. 212-229.
Goodman, J & Anderson, J 1995, 'Euro-regionalism and national conflict: the EU, the UK, Ireland North and South' in Shirlow, P (ed), Development Ireland, Pluto, London, pp. 39-54.
Goodman, J & Anderson, J 1993, 'European integration and the national conflict in Ireland' in King, R (ed), Ireland, Europe and the Single Market, Geography Society of Ireland, Sydney, pp. 16-30.
Broadbent, K, Brown, T & Goodman, J 2018, 'Scholarly Teaching Fellows: Drivers and (Early) Outcomes', Research and Development in Higher Education: (Re)Valuing Higher Education, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Adelaide, pp. 14-24.
In Australian universities, the majority of teaching is now delivered by casual academics, engaged on short-term, hourly-paid contracts. Casual and continuing academic staff have worked actively through the national tertiary education union to limit casualization, defend the ‘integrated’ academic model of research and teaching, and to improve pay and conditions for casual staff. Since 2012 the union has moved to proactively define new continuing positions for casual staff, as ‘Scholarly Teaching Fellows’, designed to provide job security for casual teaching academics. This paper uses data from a selected range of Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs) to explore whether this relaxation of the union’s traditional insistence on the teaching/research nexus is successfully reducing precarity while avoiding the further disaggregation of academic work and careers.
da Rimini, F, Goodman, J, Humphrys, ET & Thomas, L 2018, 'Towards a ‘worker/citizen science’ model: a qualitative investigation of workplace heat stress and climate change', Australian Citizen Science Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
Ghosh, D, Goodman, J & Humphrys, E 2017, 'Addressing Heat Disease: Trade Unions and Climate Heat in the Workplace', 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, University of Sydney.
Goodman, J 2007, 'Globalism, social insecurity and health outcomes in Australia', Forgotten Families: Globalization and the Health of Canadians, Globalization and the Health of Canadians Conference, University of Ottawa, University of Alberta, Canada, pp. 37-54.
As the dominant ideology of the most recent wave of globalization, globalism promotes `marketfriendly policy as a global panacea. Resulting social inequalities, both within and between countries, generate deeper health divides. Focusing on boom-time Australia from the mid-1990s to the mid- 2000s, this chapter identifies a range of policy initiatives and structural shifts linked to globalist pressures. Policy measures include:
Goodman, J 2007, 'Charitable Advocacy: The Case of AidWatch', Sweet Charity: The Politics of Welfare: Papers and Proceedings of the, Independent Scholars Association of Australia, State Library of New South Wales, pp. 21-36.
Goodman, J 2005, 'Feminisms and Globalism: Towards a 'Third Wave'?', Globalism and its Challengers Conference 2005 Papers and presentations, Globalism and its Challengers Conference 2005 Building an Alternative World, The Globalism Project, Adelaide, Australia.
Goodman, J 2005, 'Reforming the United Nations and Global Governance', Bandung in the 21st Century: A Challenge for Independence against Imperialist Globalization and War, Bandung in the 21st Century: Continuing the Striggle for Independence, Peace against Imperialist War and Globalization., Asia-Pacific Research Network, Bandung, Indonesia, pp. 89-123.
Goodman, J 2005, 'Refugees, Multiculturalisam and the Politics of Inclusion in Australia, Canada, Mexico and Norway', Globalism and its Challengers Conference 2005 Papers and Presentations, Globalism and its Challengers Conference 2005 Building an Alternative World, The Globalism Project, Adelaide, Australia.
Goodman, J 2005, 'The production of insecurity: conditions and possibilities', Proceedings of The First International Conference on Sources of Insecurity, Melbourne, Australia.
Goodman, J 2004, 'Whose Insecurity?', First International Sources of Insecurity Conference, International Sources of Insecurity Conference, RMIT publications, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-19.
Goodman, J 2001, 'Solidarity Against Transnational Corporation', Corporate Power and People's Power: Transnational Corporations and Globalisation, 3rd Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Research Network, Asia-Pacific Research Network, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 217-224.
Anderson, J & Goodman, J 1996, 'Transnationalism, 'postmodern' territorialities and democracy in the European Union', NATIONALISMS OLD AND NEW, Annual Conference of the British-Sociological-Association, ST MARTINS PRESS INC, UNIV READING, READING, ENGLAND, pp. 17-34.
Goodman, J 1999, 'Investment "liberalisation": agendas, opposition, alternatives', Australian Political Science Association, pp. 243-251.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Goodman, J 1999, 'Putting it 'in its place': contextualising European Union studies', Teaching European Studies, Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia, pp. 27-37.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Biloria, N, Goodman, J, Humphrys, E, Newman, F, pakdel, P, da Rimini, F & Thomas, L UTS Climate Justice Research Centre 2019, Heat in the Streets: Mapping the Lived Experience of Heat Stress of Climate-exposed Workers Towards Developing a Thriving and Resilient City, pp. 1-24, Sydney.
Goodman, J, Humphrys, E, Newman, F, da Rimini, F, Thomas, L, Biloria, NM & pakdel, P UTS Climate Justice Centre 2019, Heat Stress and On-Demand Work: The Experience of Food Delivery and Courier Cyclists, pp. 1-5, Submission to the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce.
Chazalnoël, MT, Mach, E, Ionesco, D, Goodman, J, Kjellstrom, T, Lemke, B, Otto, M, Briggs, D & Zander, K IOM 2017, Extreme Heat and Migration, pp. 1-16, Geneva.
This research was supported by the National Recruitment funding of the NTEU. Its aim was to undertake an in-depth qualitative study of the experiences of casual academic staff in an Australian University, particularly, long-serving casual staff. The study complements the sector-wide survey study conducted by Anne Junor (2004) which looked at casual and fixed term academic and general staff in Australian universities.
Externally funded projects since 2001 include:
‘Decarbonising Electricity: a Comparison in Socio-ecological Relations’, CI(1) and 9 researchers, ARC Discovery (2018-21, $349,000)
‘Scholarly Teaching Fellows as a new category of employment in Australian Universities’, Office for Learning and Teaching, Category 1 Strategic Priority Project, CI(1) and 3 other reserachers (2017-18, $277,000)
‘The Coal Rush and Beyond: Climate Change, Coal Reliance and Contested Futures’, ARC Discovery CI(1) with 6 other researchers (2014-17, $540,000)
‘Chaos, Technology, Global Administration and Daily Life’, ARC Discovery, CI(1) with two other researchers (2008-13, $622,000)
‘Mapping Justice Globalism: Reassessing the Ideological Landscape of the 21st Century’, ARC Discovery, CI(2) with three researchers (2009–12,$273,000)
‘Neo-liberalism globalism and its challengers: a comparative study of Canada, Australia, Mexico and Norway’, Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, with 16 other researchers (2001–2005, CAN$1.2m)