Auteur: Brunelle, Dorval
Titel: Alternative to Globalization
Sub titel: A Better World Is Possible
`Alternative to Globalization' first explains the functions and powers of the main institutions that govern globalization—the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization—along with the ramifications, both good and bad, of their policies. Then, taking the World Social Forum as its source of inspiration, the book examines the evolution of alternative development thinking and ideas, exploring the current challenges NGOs face in trying to influence policy. Brunelle warns that if we want to see the world change from how it is now to how it could be, we need to take a somewhat different approach by understanding, and insisting on, a clear distinction between "globalization and free trade" and "the world economy and fair trade." The former he sees as the cause of most of the world’s problems, while the latter he suggests, would give more control to the people and take power away from corporations. In the end, what he presents is both a sober critique of globalization, as well as practical, thoughtful alternatives.
2003, 224 pag., Euro 23,5
Black Rose Books, Montréal, ISBN 9781551642369
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