Global Activism (Rethinking Globalizations) by Ruth Reitan

By Ruth Reitan

This accomplished research lines the transnationalization of activist networks, studying their altering compositions and characters and reading the jobs performed by way of the area Social discussion board during this strategy. evaluating 4 of the biggest international networks focusing on the 'neoliberal triumvirate' of the area financial institution, the IMF and the realm alternate association: the Jubilee anti-debt campaigners through Campesina peasant farmers Our global isn't really on the market and the anarchistic Peoples’ worldwide motion. Written by way of a scholar-activist, the e-book highlights that regardless of their variety, those collective actors stick with an analogous globalizing course and that networks during which unity is predicated on a shared identification perceived as threatened through neoliberal switch are gaining power. Social boards are depicted as a fertile floor to reinforce networks and a typical flooring for cooperative motion between them, but in addition a battleground over the way forward for the discussion board approach, the worldwide anti-neoliberal fight, and 'other attainable worlds' within the making. worldwide Activism will attract scholars and students attracted to globalization, diplomacy, IPE and social pursuits.

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We will conclude with Chapter 7’s summary of findings and their implications for present scholarship and future research, as well as for popular action against neoliberalism and for, as the saying goes, another possible world. 2 Global activism Methodology and scholarly review This chapter will explicate the research methodology, broadly defined, by which I have undertaken this project, engaging with relevant scholarship throughout. It will begin by retracing my reflexive process of becoming a scholar-activist, wherein I try to show the co-constitutiveness of normative commitments, methodology, and political activism.

And given the adverse global changes coinciding with neoliberalism’s broad processes, or what I term structural violences – namely, the unprecedented concentrations of wealth and power and the rapid destruction of life-ways and livelihoods, eco-systems and species – activists are questioning whether the price of neoliberal globalization is not in fact too high, and the risks too great, for too many. Globalization of neoliberalism and activism 17 My usage of the term structural violence deserves elaboration.

An estimated 1,600 peasants have been murdered in agrarian conflicts since the 1980s, in addition to the beatings and threats that are apparently commonplace on behalf of powerful landowners to intimidate the movement and maintain the status quo. In sum, direct violence is rising now that cultural violence has failed to shore up the structural violence of the unequal distribution of land, wealth, rights, and dignity in that country. ”59 Challenging this logic is what global leftist activism today is about.

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