New Social Text Book on Alter-Globalization

Protest and Organization in the Alternative Globalization Era: NGOs, Social Movements, and Political Parties 

by Heather Gautney 

Protest and Organization in the Alternative Globalization Era details the history of the alter-globalization protests over the last decade and the attempts by various groups on the global left to build alternatives to neoliberal development through the mechanism of the World Social Forum. Gautney analyzes ongoing contests over political organization and strategy among three of the most prominent groups on the contemporary left-social and liberal democratic NGOs, anti-authoritarian (anarchist) social movements, and political parties. Highlighted are the challenges these groups face in developing new, egalitarian social institutions and democratic political programs in the midst of turbulent times.
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