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 ...
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.
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)
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments
Chapter 2 List of Acronyms
Chapter 3 Introduction: Of Magenta Hair, Nose Rings, and Naïveté
Chapter I The Clash of Visions
Chapter 5 Introduction
Chapter 6 1.1 Globaphobia: Confronting Fears about Open Trade
Chapter 7 1.2 Address to WTO Ministerial Meeting
Chapter 8 1.3 Report of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission
Chapter 9 1.4 Free Trade Is Not Free
Chapter 10 1.5 Globalism on the Ropes
Chapter 11 1.6 Alternatives to Economic Globalization
Chapter 12 1.7 The New Internationalism
Chapter 13 1.8 General Principles and Gender
Chapter 14 1.9 The Death of the Washington Consensus?
Chapter 15 For Further Reading
Chapter II The Historical Context
Chapter 17 Introduction
Chapter 18 2.1 How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Chapter 19 2.2 Why Can't People Feed Themselves?
Chapter 20 2.3 Long before Seattle: Historical Resistance to Economic Globalization
Chapter 21 2.4 Present at the Creation: The Bretton Woods Agreements
Chapter 22 2.5 Multinational Corporations and United States Foreign Policy
Chapter 23 2.6 Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order
Chapter 24 2.7 We Are to Be Sacrificed: Indigenous Peoples and Dams
Chapter 25 2.8 The Pillars of the System
Chapter 26 For Further Reading
Chapter III Realigning Trade Rules
Chapter 28 Introduction
Chapter 29 3.1 A Just and Sustainable Trade and Development Initiative for North America
Chapter 30 3.2 Another Look at NAFTA
Chapter 31 3.3 Cross-Border Labor Solidarity
Chapter 32 3.4 NAFTA's Labor Agreement: Lessons
Chapter 33 3.5 Building Workers' Human Rights into the Global Trading System
Chapter 34 3.6 How the South Is Getting a Raw Deal at the WTO
Chapter 35 3.7 How to Support the Rights of Women Workers in the Context of Trade Liberalisation in India
Chapter 36 3.8 Agreement on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area
Chapter 37 For Further Reading
Chapter IV Challenging Corporate Conduct
Chapter 39 Introduction
Chapter 40 4.1 The Conscious Consumer: Promoting Economic Justice through Fair Trade
Chapter 41 4.2 What Hope for Ethical Trade in the Globalized Garment Industry?
Chapter 42 4.3 Business Partner Terms of Engagement and Guidelines for Country Selection
Chapter 43 4.4 Presentation and Acceptance of Reebok Youth in Action Award
Chapter 44 4.5 Children of the Looms: Rescuing the Carpet Kids of Nepal, India, and Pakistan
Chapter 45 4.6 Independent Monitoring in Guatemala: What Can Civil Society Contribute?
Chapter 46 4.7 Can Advocacy-Led Certification Systems Transform Global Corporate Practices?
Chapter 47 4.8 Forest Stewardship Council Principles and Criteria
Chapter 48 4.9 Letter to University Presidents Regarding Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns on American Campuses
Chapter 49 4.10 Statement to College and University Presidents
Chapter 50 4.11 Developing Effective Mechanisms for Implementing Labor Rights in the Global Economy
Chapter 51 For Further Reading
Chapter V Rolling Back Globalization
Chapter 53 Introduction
Chapter 54 5.1 Our Word Is Our Weapon
Chapter 55 5.2 Bringing the Food Economy Back In: The Social, Ecological, and Economic Benefits of Local Food
Chapter 56 5.3 Jaiv Panchayat: Biodiversity Protection at the Village Level
Chapter 57 5.4 The Cochabamba Declaration on Water: Globalization, Privatization, and the Search for Alternatives
Chapter 58 5.5 The Treaty Initiative: To Share and Protect the Global Water Commons
Chapter 59 5.6 South-South Summit Declaration: Towards a Debt-Free Millennium
Chapter 60 5.7 Controlling Casino Capital
Chapter 61 5.8 How Much Is Enough?
Chapter 62 5.9 Toward a Deglobalized World
Chapter 63 For Further Reading
Chapter 64 Conclusion: What Does It All Add Up To?
Chapter 65 Globalization: Can Governments, Companies, and Yes, the Protesters Ever Learn to Get Along?
Chapter 66 Bibliography of Global Backlash Web Sites
Chapter 67 Index
Chapter 68 About the Contributors
Chapter 69 Credits