Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible / Edition 2

Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible / Edition 2

by John Cavanagh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1576753034

ISBN-13: 9781576753033

Pub. Date: 10/10/2004

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

The culmination of a five-year project by the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), this book presents an inspiring plan for moving toward more sustainable, humanistic models of economic prosperity with an emphasis on citizen democracies, local self-sufficiency, and ecological health. Areas of discussion include the ten core requirements for democratic

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The culmination of a five-year project by the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), this book presents an inspiring plan for moving toward more sustainable, humanistic models of economic prosperity with an emphasis on citizen democracies, local self-sufficiency, and ecological health. Areas of discussion include the ten core requirements for democratic societies as well as alternative systems of energy, agriculture, and manufacturing. Written by a premier group of 18 thinkers from around the world and edited by best-selling authors John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander, this revised and expanded edition represents the official consensus of the living democracy movement. Delving into the most compelling alternatives to globalization thus far, it features a chart on the effects of globalization and three entirely new chapters on the global balance of power, the media, and what ordinary people can do about globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576753033
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/10/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Boxes....................ix
Preface to the Second Edition....................xi
Introduction: Turning Point....................1
Part One A SYSTEM IN CRISIS....................17
1. Conflicting Worldviews....................19
2. Design for Corporate Rule....................32
3. The Unholy Trinity: The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization....................55
Part Two ALTERNATIVES IN ACTION....................75
4. Ten Principles for Sustainable Societies....................77
5. Reclaiming the Commons: What Should Be Off-Limits to Globalization?....................105
6. Subsidiarity: Recalling Power from the Global....................147
7. Alternative Operating Systems (1)....................164
8. Alternative Operating Systems (2)....................209
Part Three GLOBAL GOVERNANCE....................269
9. Corporate Structure and Power....................271
10. New International Structures....................301
11. Global to Local: What You Can Do....................333
Resources: Groups Working Toward Alternatives to Economic Globalization....................347
Resources: Useful Tools and Indicators....................367
Sources....................369
Index....................383
About the Authors....................403
About the International Forum on Globalization (IFG)....................407

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