PANNA: Resource Pointer #356 (Globalization: Critiques and Alternatives)
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*Worlds Apart: Civil Society and the Battle for Ethical Globalization, 2003* John D. Clark. Surveys both sides of the globalization debate and critically assesses the impact of globalization on poorer populations. Discusses the role of global civil society and governance including institutions such as the World Bank and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Presents ethical globalization as an alternative framework capable of bridging the opposing sides of the debate. 288 pages. US $24.95. Contact Kumarian Press, Inc., 1294 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone (860) 243-2098; fax (860) 243-2867; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.kpbooks.com/.
*Another World is Possible: Popular Alternatives to Globalization at the World Social Forum, 2003* William F. Fisher and Thomas Ponniah (editors). Counters the popular belief that globalization is inevitable and without alternatives by demonstrating the growing solidarity of the global justice movement. Presents themes and key issues from the World Social Forum. 384 pages. US $19.95. Contact Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK; phone (44 0207) 837-4014; fax (44 0207) 833-3960; Web site http://zedbooks.co.uk/.
*Making Global Trade Work For People, 2003* United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Heinrich Boll Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Foundation and Wallace Global Fund. Assesses global trade organizations from a human development perspective and concludes that the traditional model of trade liberalization does not contribute to economic growth or human development. Proposes a number of reforms global trade institutions should adopt and cites specific policy areas including agriculture, commodities, textiles and clothing, and environment. 342 pages. UK £18.95. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone (44 01 90) 382-8800; fax (44 02 07) 278-1142; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.earthscan.co.uk/.
*Globalization and Its Discontents, 2002* Joseph E. Stiglitz. Critically examines the international financial institutions underlying globalization including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Demonstrates the shortcomings of these institutions using case studies such as the economic failures in East Asia and Russia. Analyses the motivations of global institutions and proposes an alternative framework for investment directed at development. 288 pages. US $15.95. Contact W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 500 Fifith Avenue, New York, NY 10110; phone (212) 354-5500; fax (212) 869-0586; Web Site http://www.wwnorton.com/.
*Intrinsic Consequences of Economic Globalization on the Environment, 2002* International Forum on Globalization (IFG). Interim report released for the UN's World Summit on Sustainable Development. Asserts environmental and social sustainability cannot be achieved under the current global corporate development model. Sites the ideologies, structures, institutions, and corporations driving globalization as inherently destructive to the environment and the social and economic welfare of developing nations. Uses examples of resource mismanagement to demonstrate this assertion including forests, fresh water, mineral and oil extraction, fisheries, and agriculture.194 pages. US$15. Contact IFG, 1009 General Kennedy Ave. #2, San Francisco, CA 94129; phone (415) 561-7650; fax (415) 561-7651; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.ifg.org/.