One, perhaps the most widely supported and influential strand today, calls the Fair Trade and Back to Bretton Woods school. The discussions reveal European strategies to respond to globalization and an analysis of these solutions. But John Madeley contends that the sources that nurture violence and extremism remain rooted in a global system that has rapidly become more and more economically unjust, corporate-driven, financially unstable, and socially illegitimate. When anti-globalization protest occupied the streets of Seattle, many of its activists realized the necessity to go further and to work out alternative economic ideas how to prevent development of corporate globalization. Alternative Operating Systems 1 8. Written by a premier group of 18 thinkers from around the world and edited by best-selling authors John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander, this revised and expanded edition represents the official consensus of the living democracy movement. What kind of globalization is desirable? Understanding subsidiarity -- The road to the local -- Investment and finance issues -- Response to critics of subsidiarity -- Conclusion --.
However, as there has not been just one way to build nations, there is not just one way to build a world society. Areas of discussion include the ten core requirements for democratic societies as well as alternative systems of energy, agriculture, and manufacturing. Food Security and Safety 9. No doubt the book will become a handbook for the intellectual anti-globalist. In other words, no matter how the world is developing, it will inevitably result in globalization process.
Alternative strategies Strategies for greater self-reliance Food sovereignty Agrarian reform Local money Raising money globally: Tobin tax The Tabu currency in Papua New Guinea Alternative trade: the future lies with the infant Fairtrade mark Fairtrade standards Other products The alternative to the flying food scandal Local fight back in Bolivia 11. The culmination of a three-year project, this official consensus report of the International Forum on Globalization is written by leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers. Many of the 19 essays explore the impact of globalization on the developing world, particularly Africa. The E-mail message field is required. The Precautionary Principle Applying the Principles to Globalization 5. Delving into the most compelling alternatives to globalization thus far, it features a chart on the effects of globalization and three entirely new chapters on the global balance of power, the media, and what ordinary people can do about globalization. Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz zeigt, welchen Kräften sich der schwindelerregende Boom verdankte und inwiefern in ihm bereits die Saat der Zerstörung angelegt war.
Nur wenn wir besser verstehen, unter welchen Bedingungen und um welchen Preis Fisch auf unseren Tellern landet, werden wir dem Lebensraum - und der Nahrungsquelle - Meer mit neuer, dringend gebotener Achtung begegnen. Tackling Corporate Domination Corporate colonization of the United Nations Strategic options Codes of conduct Regulation What's standing in the way?. 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. System Creating New Global Institutions 11. Arguing that globalisation increases poverty, undermines democracy, and destroys the environment, the authors demonstrate the urgent need for a new approach - economic localisation - that is based on the Green principles of equity, ecology and democracy.
Profit making and expansion are the key goals of global corporate structure in the current world. Understanding the commons -- Current threats to the commons -- The tradition of the commons -- Threats to the modern commons -- Proposals -- 4. Values on the Move 7. Alternative Operating Systems 1 Energy Systems Transportation Systems Manufacturing Systems Standards of Measurement 8. Don Robotham proposes more effective centralized institutions for governing the world economy, in other words - world government.
Nineteen members of the San Francisco-based International Forum on Globalization, an internationally renowned group of activist intellec-tuals, have drafted what amounts to a platform of the worldwide alternative globalization movement. Written by a premier group of 18 thinkers from around the world and edited by best-selling authors John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander, this revised and expanded edition represents the official consensus of the living democracy movement. Together they offer a constructive, coherent and positive alternative to corporate globalization. Areas of discussion include the ten core requirements for democratic societies as well as alternative systems of energy, agriculture, and manufacturing. Economic globalization has never been an inevitable part of human history. He looks at what needs to happen to enable alternatives to be implemented, paying particular attention to: Tackling corporate power; The World Trade Organization--reform or replace? It also includes many new charts, sidebars, and other updated information.
Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce 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. Yet, while politicians and citizens may call for European responses to globalization, the contributors to this volume suggest that Europe and globalization already exist in a relationship of reciprocal causality, in which European responses have provoked and will continue to provoke transformations of globalized forces, and that such responses feed back intentionally and unintentionally into domestic politics, economics and culture in Europe. Cavanagh and Mander discuss pros and cons of globalization, implications and fallouts of globalized economies. Populist and protectionist sentiments have gained ground alongside calls for economic nationalism, alter-globalization, deglobalization and even unglobalization. Alternatives Task Force Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, ©2004.
Don't, however, expect an elegantly written, closely argued, well-illustrated or even entertaining book. Discussions in this volume reveal three main strategies adopted by European political actors in their efforts to respond to globalization: resistance, adaptation and at times the mutual adaptation between the European and global environments , and the production of alternatives to global norms and practices. It is known that the book is a result of discussions taken place during the period 1999-2002 by the International Forum on Globalization. The case for subsidiarity : bias away from the global toward the local. Economic globalization has never been an inevitable part of human history. 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. Next to an analysis of the existing globalization system, it elaborates key principles for sustainable societies and sketches policy perspectives for a de-globalized world order, for corporate accountability, for resource-light production patterns, and for fair trade relations.