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Contrary to the common view that globalization undermines socialagency, ‘alter-globalization activists', that is, those whocontest globalization in its neo-liberal form, have developed newways to become actors in the global age. They propose alternativesto Washington Consensus policies, implement horizontal andparticipatory organization models and promote a nascent globalpublic space.

Rather than being anti-globalization, these activists have builta truly global movement that has gathered citizens, committedintellectuals, indigenous, farmers, dalits and NGOs againstneoliberal policies in street demonstrations and Social Forums allover the world, from Bangalore to Seattle and from Porto Alegre toNairobi. This book analyses this worldwide movement on the bases ofextensive field research conducted since 1999.

Alter-Globalization provides a comprehensive account of thesecritical global forces and their attempts to answer one of themajor challenges of our time: How can citizens and civil societycontribute to the building of a fairer, sustainable and moredemocratic co-existence of human beings in a global world?

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ISBN: 9780745655086
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