Transforming Globalization

Challenges and Opportunities in the Post 9/11 Era


This volume examines the emergence of the movement of resistance that has arisen to challenge neoliberal forms of globalization. The co-authors of this book describe how workers, environmentalists, human rights activists, and a wide variety of other groups have joined together to protest against institutions such as the WTO, the IMF, and the World Bank. Ongoing challenges facing the movement are objectively reviewed. Authors also highlight the continuing vitality of the movement in the post 9/11 period. By providing a collection of social scientific analyses, this volume significantly advances our understanding of what is probably the most important progressive movement of our time.

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Bruce Podobnik, Ph.D. (2000) in Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lewis and Clark College. He is the author of Global Energy Shifts (2005). Thomas Reifer, Ph.D. (2000) in Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego.
1. The Effort to Transform Globalization: Historical and Contemporary Struggles, Bruce Podobnik And Thomas Reifer 2. From “Anti-Globalization” to the Global Justice Movement: Framing Collective Action Against Neoliberalism, Jeffrey Ayres 3. Exploring Connections Between Global Integration and Political Mobilization, Jackie Smith 4. Resistance to Globalization: Cycles and Trends in the Globalization Protest Movement, Bruce Podobnik 5. Taking to the Streets Against Neoliberalism: Global Days of Action and Other Strategies, Lesley Wood 6. The Workers’ Party and the World Social Forum: Challenges of Building a Just Social Order, Gianpaolo Baiocchi 7. Trajectories of Indigenous Resistance Before and After 9/11, Thomas Hall And James Fenelon 8. From Anti-Sweatshop, to Global Justice, to Anti-War: Student Participation in Globalization Protests, Robert J.S. Ross 9. Blue-Green Coalitions: Constraints and Possibilities in the Post 9/11 Political Environment, Kenneth Gould, 10. Tammy Lewis, and J. Timmons Roberts 11. Global Social Movements at the Crossroads: An Investigation of Relations Between the Anti-Corporate 12. Globalization and Environmental Movements, Frederick Buttel and Kenneth Gould 13. Torture, Human Rights and the Challenges Facing the Global Peace and Justice Movement, Thomas Reifer Author Biographical Statements Bibliography Index
All those interested in sociology, labor studies, environmental studies, international affairs, political science, history, and global studies will find this volume to be of interest