Geoffrey Pleyers’s new book on the alter-globalisation movement According to Pleyers, the unity of the alter-globalisation movement is dependent on the. I Alter-Globalisation: Becoming Actors in the Global. Age, Geoffrey Pleyers presents an account of what he argues can be considered the first truly global. “A well documented analysis of the global justice movement”. ALTER- GLOBALIZATION. Becoming Actors in the Global Age. Geoffrey Pleyers. Foreword by Alain.
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He is the author of ” Alter-Globalization. This study enables us to discover with precision the short, but real history, the aims, the functioning, the internal tensions, the hopes and the difficulties of the first real global movement. Samenvatting Contrary to the common view pleyegs globalization undermines social agency, alter-globalization activists’, that is, those who contest globalization in its neo-liberal form, have developed new ways to become actors in the global age.
Alter-Globalization: Becoming Actors in a Global Age
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The Germans exterminate the Jews Is representative democracy really democratic? Feminist Strategies in International Governance. Alain Touraine, a key figure in the social sciences, has provided a Preface. Globalization, Competitiveness and Human Security. This highly original analysis of the way the movement is constructed around the tension between its two logics – subjective experience and expertise based on reason – helps us to understand not only the movement itself but also the role that the movement plays in inventing global citizenship.
Rather than being anti-globalization, these activists have built a truly global movement that has gathered citizens, committed intellectuals, indigenous, farmers, dalits and NGOs against neoliberal policies in street demonstrations and Social Forums all over the world, from Bangalore to Seattle and from Porto Alegre to Nairobi. Michel Wieviorka, President of the International Sociological Associationand Director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris The distinction between the way of subjectivity and the way reason that Geoffrey Pleyers proposes in his book clarifies the dynamics and some tensions that we experience in groups and assemblies of the ‘Indignados’ in Barcelona.
Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy. These actors all came together at the first World Social Forum at Porto Alegre Brazil in Januarymarking the beginning of a new phase.
Alter-Globalization: Becoming Actors in a Global Age by Geoffrey Pleyers
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How can citizens and civil society contribute to the building of a fairer, sustainable and more democratic co-existence of human beings in a global world?
Brexit and the British constitution: Because of its assured scholarship, easy familiarity with theoretical arguments and intimate experienc. This kind of scholarship is what the alter-globalisation movement and indeed the world deserve.
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State, Globalization and Multilateralism. For the next three days, pleyfrs takes stock. Stephie Jane Rexroth marked it as to-read Dec 12, April 23, Imprint: Between andopposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was a major component of the movement. Fear Bob Woodward Inbunden. The first one, in the mids, reflected a proliferation of local and national protests against neoliberal policies, in every region of the world. This book analyses this worldwide movement on the bases of extensive field research conducted since Edges of Global Justice.
This is a good point from which to look back over the history of the alter-globalization movement, from the s to Occupy is part of a wide range of subterranean movements that explore ways to complement representative democracy and empower citizenship. The Europeanization of Gender Equality Policies.
They propose alternativesto Washington Consensus policies, implement horizontal andparticipatory organization models and promote a nascent globalpublic space. How can citizens and civil society contribute to the building of a fairer, sustainable and more democratic co-existence of human beings in a global world? 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.
To ask other readers questions about Alter-Globalizationplease sign up. The Forum aimed to encourage exchanges between progressive citizens from every continent and progressive activists involved in the Arab spring. In contrast to the counter-summits with their central focus on opposition to one particular international organization, these Social Forums are geared up to encouraging exchanges among activists from different parts of the world about the alternatives that they are implementing.
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Alter-Globalization: Becoming Actors in a Global Age
Geoffret articles by leading global sociologists published this week in openMovements are, we believe, exemplary. Global Cities, Governance and Diplomacy. Contrary to the common view that a,ter-globalization undermines socialagency, ‘alter-globalization activists’, that is, those whocontest globalization in its neo-liberal form, have developed newways to become actors in alter-globwlization global age. Books by Geoffrey Pleyers. Jasper, City University of New York.
Demonstrations against austerity are increasing in Europe, but although the movements have been coordinated at the continental or global level for a decade, demonstrations against austerity do continue but they remain mostly organized at alter-globalizwtion national level.
TTIP and the right to protect personal data. Alter-Globalization provides a comprehensive account of these critical global forces and their attempts to answer one of the major challenges of our time: Open Preview See a Problem? Fifteen thousand mainly working-class activists participated in each of the United States Social Forums at Atlanta in and at Detroit inin which the main discussions focused on racism, domestic workers, migrants, the right to the city, and movements concerned with food issues.
The actors in the alter-globalization movement were not up to this, until a new generation of activists appeared, to get the debate onto the front pages of the financial press.
Protest – Analysing Current Trends. They propose alternatives to Washington Consensus policies, implement horizontal and participatory organization models and promote a nascent global public space.