This indispensable book offers a parama of social resistances to neoliberal globalization in the South. Writers and activists from forty different countries or regions offer snapshots of the latest mobilizations, from the anti-privatization groups in South Africa and the anti-WTO campaign of peasants in India, to the indigeus movement behind Evo Morales in Bolivia. The book focuses on a range of diverse popular struggles that impact on democratic and development process, yet receive little public attention or are caricatured by mainstream media. It reveals collective tensions throughout those societies whose material bases have been profoundly shaken by a series of adjustments dictated by the cans of the globalized ecomy. It is an essential guide to the latest developments in social movements. Edited by Francois Polet of the Centre Tricontinental, it includes contributions from key activists and scholars such as Vid Raina, Michel Warschawski, Maristella Svampa and Mahaman Tidjani.
Francois Polet has a Master in Sociology from the University of Louvain (Belgium). He has been a Researcher at the Centre Tricontinental (Belgium) since 1998, where he edits publications and researches social movements of the South. Previous publications include The Other Davos , coedited with Francois Houtart, Zed books, 2001.