This is the second volume, after "Democratizing Democracy", of the collection "Reinventing Social Emancipation: Towards New Manifestoes". Here, the author examines alternative models to capitalist development through case studies of collective land management, cooperatives of garbage collectors and women's agricultural cooperatives. He also analyzes the changing capital-labor conflict of the past two decades and the way labor solidarity is reconstituting itself under new forms from Brazil to Mozambique and South Africa.
Boaventura De Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and ILS Distinguished Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been an active participant in the World Social Forum. His most recent books in English are Toward a New Legal Common Sense: Law, Globalization and Emancipation and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality, co-edited with Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. His Democratizing Democracy: Beyond the Liberal-Democratic Canon and Another Knowledge is Possible are also available from Verso. Contributors include Hermes Augusto Costa (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Peter Waterman (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands)