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Protest and Organization in the Alternative Globalization Era

NGOs, Social Movements, and Political Parties

Authors: Gautney, H.

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This study looks at the ongoing efforts of the Alternative Global Movement and World Social Forum to reconcile contests over political organization among three of the most prominent groups on the contemporary left - social and liberal democratic NGOs, anti-authoritarian (anarchist) social movements, and political parties.

About the authors

Heather Gautney is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Fordham University, Lincoln Center

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"This book wonderfully captures the great accomplishments of the World Social Forums to bring together the voices of protest against neoliberalism and provide a space of encounter for the various elements of the alternative globalization movements, but it also recognizes the limitations of the social forum process and calls for continuing its project through new structures and forms of organization. This excellent account of our recent past thus also presents an important vision for moving forward." - Michael Hardt, Co-author of Empire, Multitude, and Commonwealth

"Gautney gives us an illuminating portrait of what she calls the alternative globalization movement, embedding vivid empirical descriptions of the movement in an astute account of the historical developments that gave rise to it.Nuanced, intelligent, and well-informed, this book is essential to an understanding of the rise of the most important movement of our time." - Frances Fox Piven, Professor, Graduate School of the City University of New York and Author of Poor People s Movements and Challenging Authority

"A riveting and unvarnished account of the trials and tribulations of the alternative globalization movement as experienced through the history of the World Social Forums. This noble attempt to create an open space in which to discuss how another world might be possible is systematically dissected and analyzed. In the midst of the current global disruptions and the seeming collapse of the neoliberal project, such a movement desperately needs to re-assert its influence and power. Gautney s perceptive analysis of the potential barriers and blockages to so doing therefore deserves the closest attention on the part of all of those who are frustrated by the thought of a return to capitalism as usual." - David Harvey, Author of A Brief History of Neoliberalism


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gautney, Heather

    Pages 1-8

  • Neoliberal Globalization: Origins and Effects

    Gautney, Heather

    Pages 9-38

  • The Alternative Globalization Movement and World Social Forum

    Gautney, Heather

    Pages 39-83

  • Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

    Gautney, Heather

    Pages 85-109

  • Antiauthoritarian Social Movements

    Gautney, Heather

    Pages 111-139

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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-10205-7
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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-62024-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $37.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-01332-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protest and Organization in the Alternative Globalization Era
Book Subtitle
NGOs, Social Movements, and Political Parties
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Heather Gautney
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10205-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230102057
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-62024-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-01332-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 237
Topics