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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They propose alternativesto Washington Consensus policies, implement horizontal andparticipatory organization models and promote a nascent globalp Contrary to the common view that globalization undermines socialagency, ‘alter-globalization activists’, that is, those whocontest globalization in geoffery neo-liberal form, have developed newways to become actors in the global age.

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For these protesters and the Occupy activists, democracy is not just a claim, it is also and above all a practice. Nasser added it Jun 10, By showing us a movement grappling continuously with the Pyramid Dilemma over top-down versus bottom-up approaches, this book helps us think about the most basic issues of democracy and social change.

Pleyers’ book is bound to become the definitive account by a contemporary of the alter-globalization movement. They propose alternatives to Washington Consensus policies, implement horizontal and participatory organization models and promote a nascent global public space.


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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. To ask other readers questions about Alter-Globalizationplease sign up. Fifteen thousand mainly working-class activists participated in each of the United States Social Alter-globalizarion at Atlanta in and at Detroit inin which the main discussions focused on racism, alter-globalizaton workers, migrants, the right to the city, and movements concerned with food issues.

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance. The “alter-globalisation” movement gathers in Brazil at a moment of crisis in the system it has long opposed. Yelei Gong marked it as to-read Mar 30, Kevin Post alter-globqlization it as to-read Oct 18, Reviews Schrijf een review.

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The first European Social Forum, in Florence The Europeanization of Gender Equality Policies. Please review your cart. This book analyses this worldwide movement on the bases of extensive field research conducted since 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.

Why studying climate change made me quit my PhD. Because of its assured scholarship, easy familiarity with theoretical arguments and intimate experience of the social movement it describes this is going to be one of those rare research reports that immediately becomes a student required text and eventual classic.


Jasper, City University of New York “An outstanding example of contemporary sociological research that rises to the immense demands of a truly global ethnography.

Global Institutions and Plryers. The Rise of the Global Left. Edges of Global Justice. The Territorial Politics of Welfare. Occupy is part of a wide range of subterranean movements that explore ways to complement representative democracy and empower citizenship.

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How can citizens and civil alter-globalizagion contribute to the building of a fairer, sustainable and more democratic co-existence of human beings in a global world? Follow Geoffrey on Twitter: The main contribution of Geoffrey Pleyers, and what makes this book an indispensable geoffrfy, 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.