Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World Is Possible (Paperback)

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By John Cavanagh (Editor), Jerry Mander (Editor)
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Written by a premier group of 21 thinkers from around the world, the second edition of Alternatives to Economic Globalization lays out democratic, ecologically sound, socially just alternatives to corporate globalization more fully, specifically, and thoughtfully than has ever been done before. Focusing on constructive, achievable goals, the authors present ten governing principles for establishing truly sustainable societies and describe alternatives to the World Bank, the IMF, and the WTO that would better serve the needs of the planet. They offer detailed proposals for protecting vital goods and services from corporate exploitation, limiting corporate privileges and power, rebuilding economies to make them more responsive to human needs, and more.
This revised and expanded edition features a new opening chapter on the global balance of power, a new section on the media and globalization, and a new final chapter on what ordinary citizens can do to fight the injustices of globalization. It also includes many new charts, sidebars, and other updated information.

About the Author


John Cavanagh is director of the Institute for Policy Studies, vice president of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) Board of Directors, and coauthor of eleven books, including Global Dreams. The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers, and writers--representing 60 organizations in 25 countries--that was formed in 1994 to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization. Writing in The Nation, Naomi Klein called IFG "the brain trust of the [anti-globalization] movement," and the Utne Reader dubbed IFG "the Davids of corporate globalization." Jerry Mander is President of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) Board of Directors, senior fellow at the Public Media Center, and author or coeditor of the books In the Absence of the Sacred, The Case Against the Global Economy, and Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television. The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers, and writers--representing 60 organizations in 25 countries--that was formed in 1994 to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization. Writing in The Nation, Naomi Klein called IFG "the brain trust of the [anti-globalization] movement," and the Utne Reader dubbed IFG "the Davids of corporate globalization."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781576753033
ISBN-10: 1576753034
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: October 10th, 2004
Pages: 408
Language: English