Green Alternatives to Globalisation

Green Alternatives to Globalisation : A Manifesto

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'Essential reading for anyone wanting to move beyond critiques of economic globalisation to coherent and credible alternatives.' Dame Anita Roddick DBE 'Woodin and Lucas set out an eloquent and passionate argument which not only challenges the convenient assumption that economic globlisation is inevitable, but which also explodes the myth that globalisation benefits the poor.' Vandana Shiva'A genuine alternative that promotes policies for people and the planet. If more politicians thought like this, we would live in a far better world.' Tony Juniper, Executive Director, Friends of the Earth (UK) Written by two of the UK Green Party's most inspirational figures, this book is an accessible and concise statement of the Green alternatives to economic globalisation. Arguing that globalisation increases poverty, undermines democracy, and destroys the environment, the authors demonstrate the urgent need for a new approach - economic localisation - that is basedon the Green principles of equity, ecology and democracy. Michael Woodin and Caroline Lucas show how economic localisation could be adopted and applied to help solve many of the current international crises, including climate change, trade and development, agriculture, and international security.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 16mm | 340.19g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 figures
  • 0745319327
  • 9780745319322
  • 996,502

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Policy makers are trying to make failed economic theory work, like farmers trying to milk a dead cow. Caroline Lucas and Mike Woodin know its time to move on and try something different. Here is proof that there are alternatives. Some things about globalisation are here to stay, like information technology and rapid cultural diffusion . But the policies that lead to greater gaps between rich and poor, promote social alienation and destroy diversity have been made by policy makers and so can be 'unmade.' This book tells us how to begin that transformation. -- Andrew Simms, Policy Director, New Economics Foundation We stand at a crucial point in history. One future leads to spiraling inequality, insecurity and environmental decline - another road heads toward sustainability. Most of our elected representatives know only one way ahead - the way of corporate globalisation. So here is the exception, not more anti-globalisation or pro-globalisation, but a genuine alternative that promotes policies for people and the planet. If more politicians thought like this, we would live in a far better world. -- Tony Juniper, Executive Director, Friends of the Earth (UK) Essential reading for anyone wanting to move beyond critiques of economic globalisation to coherent and credible alternatives....Woodin and Lucas distinguish themselves as two of the very few British politicians able and willing not only to imagine a different world, but to set out practical steps to reach it. -- Dame Anita Roddick DBEshow more

About Michael Woodin

Michael Woodin sadly passed away in 2004 and is much missed by his friends and colleagues in the Green Party. He was Principal Speaker of the Green Party of England and Wales and was elected as Oxford's first Green City Councillor in 1994. He also lectured in Psychology at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Caroline Lucas was Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales between 2008 and 2012. She is the first and only Green Member of Parliament (MP).show more

Table of contents

List Of Acronyms Introduction Section 1: Assessing The Damage 1. Globalisation: The Economics Of Insecurity 2. Democracy For Sale 3. A World In Decline 4. Globalising Poverty, Inequality And Unemployment Section 2: The Green Alternative 5. Economic Localisation Section 3: Turning The Tide 6. Connecting Hearts And Minds 7. Learning From History 8. Storming The Citadels: Sacking Bretton Woods And The Wto Section 4: Applying The Alternative 9. Local Food - The Global Solution 10. Localising Money 11. A New Context For Multilateralism Conclusion Bibliography Indexshow more

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