Against Global Capitalism: African Social Movements Confront Neoliberal Globalization
By: E. Osei Kwadwo Prempeh (author)Hardback
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The fundamental challenge of democratizing globalization by opening up spaces for democratic participation beyond the state is addressed in this study. The author captures both the democratic activities and voices of opposition to neoliberal globalization and investigates how this reinvention of democracy through resistance to neoliberal globalization has taken shape in the African context. In doing so, he reasserts the relevance of the de-globalization and anti-capitalism movements. With a careful selection of case studies, this volume is ideal for classroom use and library reference.
E. Osei Kwadwo Prempeh is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His primary research and teaching interests include the politics of globalization, global democratization and human rights, indigenous conflict analysis and resolution, and alternative forms of democracy and governance.
Contents: Introduction. Part 1 'Convential Views' and Perspectives on Neoliberal Globalization: The No Alternative Discourse: Understanding globalization; The Third Way: globalization lite or real alternative?. Part 2 Contestation and Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization: Radical Alternative Visions: The deglobalization and anti-capitalism movement and alternative visions to neoliberal globalization; The anti-capitalism movement and African resistance to neoliberal globalization. Part 3 Contemporary Applied Issues and the Reinvention of Democracy Through Mass Mobilization and Resistance: African social movements engagement with the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD); Articulating resistance to medical apartheid: the Campaign for HIV/AIDS drugs in Africa; Against water privatization: the struggle continues; Social movements and the campaign for debt cancellation: resisting debt domination; Social movements and the new trade regime: an issue of fairness, not charity; Index.
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