Participants in theAn accessible, mo-holds-barred analysis of globalization, movements for social change and justice, and alternate strategies, from the author of the celebrated The Lugano Report and A Fate Worse Than Debt.
Participants in the worldwide citizens movement for social change and global justice like to proclaim that Another World Is Possible. But is it? To this popular slogan, Susan George adds a cautionary If, and proposes how we can indeed reach that Other World.
Shifting the balance of power in favor of citizens takes a hard-headed understanding of globalization, knowledge of the adversaries who prevent change, intelligent organization, and exciting yet practical proposals and strategic thinking. In clear and straightforward prose, drawing on her thirty years of scholarship in the service of social change as well as decades of participation in social movements, George cautions against pitfalls such as violence or basing ones actions on all-too-common illusions.
Whether you are a seasoned campaigner and confirmed world-changer, someone who wonders how you can join in the growing citizens movement, or someone who simply wants to know what this movement is about, this book is for you. You will discover that we are not condemned to glaring North-South inequalities, obscene wealth gaps, environmental destruction or inordinate power remaining in the hands of a small minority, if......Continua