Globalizing Resistance

Globalizing Resistance : The State of Struggle

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This is an indispensible handbook for global activists that takes the reader on a round-the-world tour of resistance to neoliberal globalization. Although the anti-globalization movement is truly global, each region has its own specific groups and agendas. Most books concentrate on the European and American movements. This book is different -- writers and activists from every continent summarise what's going on in their area to provide a truly international view of alternative social and political struggles. From Bolivia to New Zealand, from South Africa to Russia and China, these struggles against capitalism, privatisation, social exclusion and exploitation are mobilising many thousands. Increasingly, these groups are exchanging ideas, particularly at the new Social Forums of Porto Alegre and Mumbai. This book examines what has been achieved so far. The authors examine the World Social Forums as a dynamic for moving things forward. They explore the global anti-war movement and the successful mobilisation for the protests of 15th February 2003; they analyse new media strategies; and they offer a disturbing account on new police arrangements to control demonstrators.
Edited by Francois Polet, who is a member of the Tricontinental Centre and the World Forum for Alternatives -- a group that plays a prominent role in the World Social Forums -- the book includes contributions from Donatella della Porta, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Verity Burgmann, Paola Manduca and Bernard Dreano.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 24mm | 498.96g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745323561
  • 9780745323565

About Francois Polet

Francois Polet is a sociologist and a member of the team working for theTricontinental Centre (CETRI) at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. They undertake and coordinate research, as well as producing publications, on issues concerning social movements, North/South relationships and alternative development strategies.
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Table of contents

Introduction Part One: The State Of Struggles Around The World 1. Political diversity, common purpose: social movements in India, by Vinod Raina 2. Resistance to globalization in rural China, by Lau Kin Chi 3. NGOs and social movements in Southeast Asia, by Francis Loh 4. Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: US rearguard bases? by Bernard Dreano 5. Resistance to neoliberalism in Australia and Oceania, by Verity Burgmann and Andrew Ure 6. Social movements in the Arab world, by Azza Abd el-Mohsen Khalil 7. Struggling and surviving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, by Francois L'Ecuyer 8. Social movements: experiences from East Africa, by Opiyo Makoude 9. South Africa's new social movements, by David Coetzee 10. Neoliberalism and social conflict: the popular movements in Latin America, by Clara Algranati, Jose Seoane and Emilio Taddei 11. Proletarian resistance and capitalist restructuring in the United States, by Pierre Beaudet 12. Europe: the challenge for social movements, by Bernard Dreano Part Two: The Dynamic Of Convergences For Another World 13. The World Social Forum: towards a counter-hegemonic globalization, by Boaventura de Sousa Santos 14. The World Social Forum: a democratic alternative, by Francine Mestrum 15. The African Social Forum: between radicals and reformers, by Mondli Hlatshwayo 16. Convergences and the anti-war movement: experiences and lessons, by Paola Manduca 17. The trade-union movement and the social movement: towards a new dialogue? by Pierre Beaudet 18. The new agrarian issue: three billion peasants under threat, by Samir Amin Part Three: The Strategic Challenges 19. The alternative movement and its media strategies, by Victor Sampedro 20. The European Union and the " internal threat " of the alternative world movement, by Ben Hayes and Tony Bunyan 21. Police measures against the new global protest, by Donatella della Porta and Herbert Reiter 22. New powers, new counter-powers, by Raoul-Marc Jennar 23. International law, a decisive issue for the alternative world movement, by Monique Chemillier-Gendreau Contributors Index
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