Global Backlash is the first book to move beyond the monolithic portrayal of the globalization protests that have escalated since Seattle and are not likely to abate soon. With trenchant analysis and dozens of primary documents from a variety of popular and uncommon sources, Robin Broad explores proposals and initiatives coming from the backlash to answer the question, "But what do they want?" A range of sophisticated propositions and a vibrant debate among segments of the backlash emerge. Highly readable and analytically powerful, this book is vital to understanding the most potent protest movement of our times.
Robin Broad is associate professor of international development at American University in Washington, D.C.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 List of Acronyms Chapter 3 Introduction: Of Magenta Hair, Nose Rings, and Naivete Part 4 Part I The Clash of Visions Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 1.1 Globaphobia: Confronting Fears about Open Trade Chapter 7 1.2 Address to WTO Ministerial Meeting Chapter 8 1.3 Report of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission Chapter 9 1.4 Free Trade Is Not Free Chapter 10 1.5 Globalism on the Ropes Chapter 11 1.6 Alternatives to Economic Globalization Chapter 12 1.7 The New Internationalism Chapter 13 1.8 General Principles and Gender Chapter 14 1.9 The Death of the Washington Consensus? Chapter 15 For Further Reading Part 16 Part II The Historical Context Chapter 17 Introduction Chapter 18 2.1 How Europe Underdeveloped Africa Chapter 19 2.2 Why Can't People Feed Themselves? Chapter 20 2.3 Long before Seattle: Historical Resistance to Economic Globalization Chapter 21 2.4 Present at the Creation: The Bretton Woods Agreements Chapter 22 2.5 Multinational Corporations and United States Foreign Policy Chapter 23 2.6 Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order Chapter 24 2.7 We Are to Be Sacrificed: Indigenous Peoples and Dams Chapter 25 2.8 The Pillars of the System Chapter 26 For Further Reading Part 27 Part III Realigning Trade Rules Chapter 28 Introduction Chapter 29 3.1 A Just and Sustainable Trade and Development Initiative for North America Chapter 30 3.2 Another Look at NAFTA Chapter 31 3.3 Cross-Border Labor Solidarity Chapter 32 3.4 NAFTA's Labor Agreement: Lessons Chapter 33 3.5 Building Workers' Human Rights into the Global Trading System Chapter 34 3.6 How the South Is Getting a Raw Deal at the WTO Chapter 35 3.7 How to Support the Rights of Women Workers in the Context of Trade Liberalisation in India Chapter 36 3.8 Agreement on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area Chapter 37 For Further Reading Part 38 Part IV Challenging Corporate Conduct Chapter 39 Introduction Chapter 40 4.1 The Conscious Consumer: Promoting Economic Justice through Fair Trade Chapter 41 4.2 What Hope for Ethical Trade in the Globalized Garment Industry? Chapter 42 4.3 Business Partner Terms of Engagement and Guidelines for Country Selection Chapter 43 4.4 Presentation and Acceptance of Reebok Youth in Action Award Chapter 44 4.5 Children of the Looms: Rescuing the Carpet Kids of Nepal, India, and Pakistan Chapter 45 4.6 Independent Monitoring in Guatemala: What Can Civil Society Contribute? Chapter 46 4.7 Can Advocacy-Led Certification Systems Transform Global Corporate Practices? Chapter 47 4.8 Forest Stewardship Council Principles and Criteria Chapter 48 4.9 Letter to University Presidents Regarding Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns on American Campuses Chapter 49 4.10 Statement to College and University Presidents Chapter 50 4.11 Developing Effective Mechanisms for Implementing Labor Rights in the Global Economy Chapter 51 For Further Reading Part 52 Part V Rolling Back Globalization Chapter 53 Introduction Chapter 54 5.1 Our Word Is Our Weapon Chapter 55 5.2 Bringing the Food Economy Back In: The Social, Ecological, and Economic Benefits of Local Food Chapter 56 5.3 Jaiv Panchayat: Biodiversity Protection at the Village Level Chapter 57 5.4 The Cochabamba Declaration on Water: Globalization, Privatization, and the Search for Alternatives Chapter 58 5.5 The Treaty Initiative: To Share and Protect the Global Water Commons Chapter 59 5.6 South-South Summit Declaration: Towards a Debt-Free Millennium Chapter 60 5.7 Controlling Casino Capital Chapter 61 5.8 How Much Is Enough? Chapter 62 5.9 Toward a Deglobalized World Chapter 63 For Further Reading Chapter 64 Conclusion: What Does It All Add Up To? Chapter 65 Globalization: Can Governments, Companies, and Yes, the Protesters Ever Learn to Get Along? Chapter 66 Bibliography of Global Backlash Web Sites Chapter 67 Index Chapter 68 About the Contributors Chapter 69 Credits