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Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World Is Possible

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The culmination of a five-year project by the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), this book presents an inspiring plan for moving toward more sustainable, humanistic models of economic prosperity with an emphasis on citizen democracies, local self-sufficiency, and ecological health. Areas of discussion include the ten core requirements for democratic societies as w ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published 2004 by Berrett-Koehler (first published 2002)
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Jonathanstray Stray
They mean well, but mostly haven't thought it thu.
Dec 05, 2007 rated it it was ok
sounds great but the book argues for localized capitalism. offers good reasons for localizing the economy, but still, it wants to go back to the early days of capitalism and what adam smith wanted.
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We are using this book for a class I am teaching. I feel it provides a useful introduction to some of the critiques and structural flaws of the globalized economy. Given that it is a collection of many writings, it sometimes doesn't go as deep as I would like and I would appreciate having an alternative viewpoint. All that said, it's a useful introduction.
Nov 14, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those serious about resisting corporate globalization
This book is a compilation of well-thought out ideas that resist the arguments of globalization as being a rising-tide phenomenon, and explores directions for global economic and creative cooperation without the dominance of the WTO, IMF and multinational corporations calling the shots.
Adam Davidson-Harden
Jun 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Great intro to critical perspectives of the current global economy, its implications, and alternatives..
Melissa Campbell
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The best, current treatment on Globalization I've read
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A book about global economic alternatives can only be so good.
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Good for explaining neoliberalism to your parents and neighbors.
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