Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy

Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy

by Robin Broad
     
 

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Global Backlash is the first book to move beyond the monolithic portrayal of the globalization protests that have escalated since Seattle and are not likely to abate soon. With trenchant analysis and dozens of primary documents from a variety of popular and uncommon sources, Robin Broad explores proposals and initiatives coming from the backlash to answer the question… See more details below

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Global Backlash is the first book to move beyond the monolithic portrayal of the globalization protests that have escalated since Seattle and are not likely to abate soon. With trenchant analysis and dozens of primary documents from a variety of popular and uncommon sources, Robin Broad explores proposals and initiatives coming from the backlash to answer the question, 'But what do they want?' A range of sophisticated propositions and a vibrant debate among segments of the backlash emerge. Highly readable and analytically powerful, this book is vital to understanding the most potent protest movement of our times.

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In covering the protests against corporate globalization and international financial institutions such as the WTO, the IMF, and the World Bank, protestors are invariably portrayed by the corporate media as being ignorant of the issues, naively protectionist, or of a neo-Luddite bent. Answering that mischaracterization, Broad (international development, American U.) presents 46 contributions by an international group of critical theorists, commentators, and activist groups that present the arguments of the critics and, perhaps more importantly, numerous counter-proposals for a kind of globalization that would benefit the majority of the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742581791
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/20/2002
Series:
New Millennium Books in International Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
1 MB

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