Le nouveau monde qui tarde à apparaître

[11 décembre, Gustave Massiah] La situation semble désespérante. L’offensive des droites et des extrêmes droites occupe l’espace et les esprits. Elle s’étale dans les médias et prétend exprimer la droitisation des sociétés. Il n’en est rien et rien n’est joué. Les sociétés résistent et les contradictions sont à l’œuvre ; ce sont elles qui déterminent l’avenir. Pour comprendre la situation, repartons de la citation de Antonio … Continue reading Le nouveau monde qui tarde à apparaître

Notas para el debate: La desglobalización

Descargar en Formato PDF English version Una integración mundial para los pueblos y la naturaleza ¿Qué es la desglobalización? Para responder a esa pregunta, veamos primero a qué nos referimos con “globalización”. En su artículo “Definiciones de la Globalización: Una visión general y una propuesta de definición”1. el Dr. Nayef Al-RF Rodhan recopila un centenar de definiciones de globalización. La mayoría de ellas tienden a … Continue reading Notas para el debate: La desglobalización

Notes for the debate: Deglobalization

Versión en español Download this text in PDF format World Integration for People and Nature What is Deglobalization? To answer that question, we must first be clear on our definition of globalization. Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan has compiled around one hundred definitions of globalization in his paper, “Definitions of Globalization: A Comprehensive Overview and a Proposed Definition.”1 The majority tend to define the term as … Continue reading Notes for the debate: Deglobalization


[Nicola Bullard] The term ‘deglobalization’ spread in debates on globalization after Walden Bello, one of the leading figures of the anti-globalization movement, elaborated the idea in several articles published in 2001. Bello developed the programme most fully in his 2002 book, Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy. There he affirmed that ‘deglobalization … is about re-orienting economies from the emphasis on production for export … Continue reading Deglobalization

The Deglobalisation Paradigm: A Critical Discourse on Alternatives

[Dorothy Grace Guerrero]  Introduction The continuing and intensifying global economic crisis that started in the Eurozone and the United States (US), and has reverberated in India, China and other developing countries, is a concrete manifestation of the depth reached by globalisation. The world has experienced a number of financial crises before. However, the combination of the economic and ecological crises, the impacts of drastic reforms … Continue reading The Deglobalisation Paradigm: A Critical Discourse on Alternatives

The Alternative: Deglobalization

[Walden Bello, 2002] The crisis that is wrenching the current system of global economic governance is a systemic one. It is not one that can be addressed by mere adjustments within the system, for those would be merely marginal in their impact or they might merely postpone a bigger crisis. To borrow the insights of Thomas Kuhn’s classic Structure of Scientific Revolutions, when a paradigm … Continue reading The Alternative: Deglobalization

Alternative Regionalisms: Alternatives to Neo-liberal Globalisation

[Jose Briceño Ruiz, 2007] Alternatives to neo-liberal globalisation are needed that not only change people-to-people and South-South relations and situations, but also South-North relations and inter-actions to the benefit of all of humanity and our common planetary home. The new “alternative regionalisms” being promoted by social movements are, on the one hand, ‘alternative’ to the increasingly neo-liberal directions being taken, and the regional trade and investment … Continue reading Alternative Regionalisms: Alternatives to Neo-liberal Globalisation

What Is to Be Done? The Six Pillars of Deglobalization

[Walden Bello, lecture, 30 April 2014] Let me place my coming remarks in context, and the global context has among its key features the following: Long-term stagnation in the United States. Depression in Europe. Increasing gap in wealth in nearly all countries and globally: the richest 1% of the global population owns 40% of total assets, and the richest 10% accounts for 85%. Financialization has … Continue reading What Is to Be Done? The Six Pillars of Deglobalization

Deglobalisation is the way to reduce inequality

[Pablo Solon, 8 March 2014] The race of globalisation is leaving the majority of the world’s population far behind. According to Unicef, the richest 20% of the population gets 83% of global income, while the poorest quintile has just 1%. This trend is getting worse. A new UNDP report called “Humanity Divided: estimates that 75% of the population lives in societies where income distribution is … Continue reading Deglobalisation is the way to reduce inequality

The Paradigm: Deglobalisation

[Focus on the Global South, 2003] It is in response to the growing clamor for alternatives to the current system of global governance that Focus has elaborated the strategy of deglobalisation as the guiding paradigm for its programmatic work in the next three-year period. Deglobalisation is not a synonym for withdrawing from the world economy.  It means a process of restructuring the world economic and political … Continue reading The Paradigm: Deglobalisation

“Deglobalization”? Sure, but…

[Patrick Bond, 2003] My favorite haunt, Zimbabwe, is the delight of aggressive bourgeois commentators, one of whom wrote a month ago about that country’s meltdown in the Economist (30 November 2002): “An interesting economic experiment is being conducted in Zimbabwe. To the foes of globalisation, President Robert Mugabe’s views are unexceptional. He argues that ‘runaway market forces’ are leading a ‘vicious, all-out assault on the … Continue reading “Deglobalization”? Sure, but…