Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His most recent books are Political Economy, Capitalism and Popular Culture (Rowman & Littlefield, Dec. 2009), The Constitution of Imperium (Paradigm, 2008) and Globalization, Governmentality and Global Politics: Regulation for the Rest of Us? (Routledge, 2005), as well as a text co-authored with Mary Ann Tetreault, Global Politics Because People Matter (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). He is editor of Civil Societies and Social Movements (Ashgate, 2006). He is also author of, among other volumes, Global Environmental Politics: Power, Perspectives and Practice (CQ Press, 2004).