ALTER-GLOBALIZATION GEOFFREY PLEYERS PDF

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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Paris has been hit at its heart Geoffrey Pleyers 14 November Why studying climate change made me quit my PhD. Vita Semanyuk marked it as to-read Apr 26, Mary Kaldor, London School of Economics Pleyers has traveled the world to offer alter-globaliztion the most sweeping look yet at this crucial global movement, including how it has changed in the face of the recent crisis of the very capitalism it criticizes.

Transformation Where love meets social justice. Technical, geopolitical, or transformative: To quote this article: A New Generation Geofrey andthe region with the largest number of international social forums was the Arab world. April 23, Imprint: Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Feminist Strategies in International Governance. 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.

Alter-Globalization: Becoming Actors in a Global Age

This is a good point pleysrs which to look back over the history of the alter-globalization movement, from the s to The Ethos of Europe. Paradoxically, the alter-globalization movement seemed to be facing difficulties at the very time when neoliberal ideology was more frequently being questioned. Geoffrey Pleyer’s book makes an important contribution to addressing the prehistory of the Occupy protests, and it can inform those participating in these struggles as well as students and scholars of social movements.

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This should appeal to all students of Sociology and the Social Sciences. Alter-Globalization provides a comprehensive account of thesecritical global forces and their attempts to answer one of themajor challenges of our time: Rather than being anti-globalization, these activists have geofffrey a truly global movement that has gathered citizens, committed intellectuals, indigenous, farmers, dalits and NGOs alter-glbalization neoliberal policies in street demonstrations and Social Forums all over the world, from Bangalore to Seattle and from Porto Alegre to Nairobi.

Stephie Jane Rexroth marked it as to-read Dec 12, Jasper, City University of New York An xlter-globalization example of contemporary sociological research that rises to the immense demands of a truly global ethnography. How to write a great review. Fear Bob Woodward Inbunden.

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Alter-Globalization provides a comprehensive account of these critical global forces and their attempts to answer one of the major challenges of our time: The main contribution of Geoffrey Pleyers, and what makes this book an indispensable tool, is that he clearly exposes the mixed strengths and weaknesses of a movement which was, and remains, a grassroots movement in which activists from poor countries occupy a place observed in no other movement.

Mexico is a volcano, and the beauty and frailty of the snow gracing its peaks hides a scalding reality. The new repertoire of repression and how movements resist. 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.

The first European Social Forum, in Florence Lindsay rated it really liked it Dec 01, Australian Journal of Political Science Provides an excellent overview of the main debates within the movement through a meticulously constructed research programme [Pleyers’] thorough and balanced account of the development of alter-globalisation offers an immensely valuable resource for both researchers and activists.

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Alter-Globalization: Becoming Actors in a Global Age

Blair is currently reading it Jan 24, Kathleen marked it as to-read Apr 14, It is a conceptual tool that has been of great help me in group facilitation and positive management of conflicts, both online and in assemblies as it allows overpassing tensions among positions that seem irreconcilable and developing an empathy based on mutual understanding.

A series of negotiations for trade liberalization at the WTO were failures: Pleyers’ book opens up some vistas of these developments in the middle of a serious crisis, and does it from the ground up.

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They propose alternatives to Washington Consensus policies, implement horizontal and participatory organization models and promote a nascent global public space. Giantjoy added it Aug 25, 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?

Although the number of participants was well short of the records set by the recent Forums held in Brazilpeople inandinattracting tens of thousands of Tunisian and international activists shows that the WSFs remain appealing events in various regions of the world.