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Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World Is Possible

Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World Is Possible

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Lays out democratic and socially just alternatives to corporate globalization. Focusing on constructive goals, this book presents ten governing principles for establishing sustainable societies and describes alternatives to the World Bank, the IMF, and the WTO that would better serve the needs of the planet.
List of Boxes
Preface to the Second Edition
A Living Document
A Note on Sources

Introduction: Turning Point
Cancun: The Outbreak of Democracy
Miami: Regime Change in Latin America
Iraq: The Failure of Empire
New Awakenings

1. Conflicting Worldviews
Different Worlds
Economic Democracy
Momentum for Change
2. Design for Corporate Rule
Key Ingredients of the Globalization Model
Privatization and Commodification
Economic and Cultural Homogenization
Export-Oriented Trade and Investment
Beneficiaries of Economic Globalization
The Role of the Media
3. The Unholy Trinity: The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization
The World Bank
The International Monetary Fund
The World Trade Organization

4. Ten Principles for Sustainable Societies
Core Principles
1. New Democracy
2. Subsidiarity
3. Ecological Sustainability
4. Common Heritage
5. Diversity
6. Human Rights
7. Jobs, Livelihood, Employment
8. Food Security and Safety
9. Equity
10. The Precautionary Principle
Applying the Principles to Globalization
5. Reclaiming the Commons: What Should Be Off-Limits to Globalization?
Understanding the Commons
Current Threats to the Commons
The Tradition of the Commons
Threats to the Modern Commons
Three Proposals to Reempower the Commons
6. Subsidiarity: Recalling Power from the Global
Understanding Subsidiarity
The Road to the Local
Investment and Finance Issues
Response to Critics of Subsidiarity
7. Alternative Operating Systems (1)
Energy Systems
Transportation Systems
Manufacturing Systems
Standards of Measurement
8. Alternative Operating Systems (2)
Agriculture and Food Systems
Global Media
People's Alternative Initiatives

9. Corporate Structure and Power
Corporate Structure Today
Citizen Actions Against Corporate Power
Ending Corporate-State Collusion
Toward Alternative Business Structures
10. New International Structures
A Review of the Current Situation
Essential Rules of a Just and Sustainable International Trade and Finance System
Restructuring the Institutional Framework
Strengthening the Countervailing Powers of the U.N. System
Creating New Global Institutions
11. Global to Local: What You Can Do
Steps You Can Take as a Consumer
Steps You Can Take as a Worker
Steps You Can Take as a Depositor and Investor
Steps You Can Take as a Citizen
Resources: Groups Working Toward Alternatives to Economic Globalization
Resources: Useful Tools and Indicators
About the Authors
About the International Forum on Globalization (IFG)
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.

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Autor: John Cavanagh
ISBN-13: 9781576753033
ISBN: 1576753034
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 408
Gewicht: 567 g
Format: 230x161x21 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Editiert von: John Cavanagh, Jerry Mander
Jerry Mander studierte an der Business School der Columbia Universität und leitete in den sechziger Jahren eine große Werbeagentur in San Francisco, ehe er seine Talente für Kampagnen zum Schutz der Umwelt einsetzte. 1971 gründete er Public Interest Communications, die erste gemeinnützige Werbeagentur für sozial- und umweltpolitische Aktionsgruppen. Darüber hinaus verfasste er zahlreiche Bücher. Heute ist er Präsident des International Forum on Globalization, Programmdirektor der Foundation for Deep Ecology und Mitglied des Public Media Center, einem gemeinnützigen Werbeunternehmen für soziale und Umweltfragen.

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Autor: John Cavanagh
ISBN-13:: 9781576753033
ISBN: 1576753034
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.10.2004
Gewicht: 567g
Seiten: 408
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 00002, Updated and Exp
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 230x161x21 mm