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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CHOICE
This is an excellent book! The format, substance, biographical material, choice of original selections, and writing style are splendid. Recommended for general readers; academic audiences, upper-division undergraduate and up; and professionals.
Michael Hardt
Global Backlash allows us to understand more clearly the history and content of the current debates about corporate-led economic globalization. But, more than that, it tells what we can do about it—what people are already doing about it! Robin Broad brings together a wide array of practical initiatives that respond to the injustices of the present form of globalization.
Medea Benjamin
From Subcomandante Marcos to religious activists, from environmentalists intent on saving virgin forests to students organizing against sweatshops, Global Backlash gives richness and texture to our growing movement. A must-read for academics, activists, and anyone concerned about the future of our planet.
Richard Falk
Brilliantly edited, this exciting volume gracefully brings together the most illuminating writings. . . . Indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the full range of discontents caused by corporate globalization, and what some cures might be.
Vicki L. Golich
Timed just right! This book will be very welcome required reading in a number of classrooms around the world. The writing is superb, as are the collected readings themselves. I felt like I was reading a mystery novel!
Walden Bello
Robin Broad's penetrating analysis and magnificent collection of documents showcase the intellectual depth of the movement against corporate-driven globalization.
Vandana Shiva
Want to understand the most dynamic social movement of our times? Combining scholarship with insider knowledge, Global Backlash connects the dots to put flesh and bones on that movement—a movement committed to the environment, labor, women, indigenous communities, and overall justice.
Herman Daly
Robin Broad answers the question usually unasked by the media—'What do these anti-globalist demonstrators want?' She answers it both in the words of their various representative leaders, and in her own clarifying analysis. Highly recommended!
Barbara Ehrenreich
Global Backlash is essential reading for every citizen of the globe. It lays out a full spectrum of views and—better yet—visions of a more democratic and egalitarian future for all of us who share the planet.
Choice
This is an excellent book! The format, substance, biographical material, choice of original selections, and writing style are splendid. Recommended for general readers; academic audiences, upper-division undergraduate and up; and professionals.
Tikkun
A tremendously informative and inspiring collection of documents, analyses, and first-person accounts about what globalization is, what it means, and how it is being resisted.
Booknews
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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742510333
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
New Millennium Books in International Studies Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.03(d)

What People are saying about this

Michael Hardt
Global Backlash allows us to understand more clearly the history and content of the current debates about corporate-led economic globalization. But, more than that, it tells what we can do about it—what people are already doing about it! Robin Broad brings together a wide array of practical initiatives that respond to the injustices of the present form of globalization.
Walden Bello
Robin Broad's penetrating analysis and magnificent collection of documents showcase the intellectual depth of the movement against corporate-driven globalization.
Richard Falk
Brilliantly edited, this exciting volume gracefully brings together the most illuminating writings. . . . Indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the full range of discontents caused by corporate globalization, and what some cures might be.
Medea Benjamin
From Subcomandante Marcos to religious activists, from environmentalists intent on saving virgin forests to students organizing against sweatshops, Global Backlash gives richness and texture to our growing movement. A must-read for academics, activists, and anyone concerned about the future of our planet.
Herman Daly
Robin Broad answers the question usually unasked by the media—'What do these anti-globalist demonstrators want?' She answers it both in the words of their various representative leaders, and in her own clarifying analysis. Highly recommended!
Vicki L. Golich
Timed just right! This book will be very welcome required reading in a number of classrooms around the world. The writing is superb, as are the collected readings themselves. I felt like I was reading a mystery novel!
Vandana Shiva
Want to understand the most dynamic social movement of our times? Combining scholarship with insider knowledge, Global Backlash connects the dots to put flesh and bones on that movement—a movement committed to the environment, labor, women, indigenous communities, and overall justice.
Barbara Ehrenreich
Global Backlash is essential reading for every citizen of the globe. It lays out a full spectrum of views and—better yet—visions of a more democratic and egalitarian future for all of us who share the planet.

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Meet the Author

Robin Broad is associate professor of international development at American University in Washington, D.C.

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