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The books in this edition of Book Shelf have been selected along the following lines: provide an historical perspective about development and explain how globalization is shaping up within the Global South; tell about stories and examples of resistance by social movements and their attempts to put in place alternative models to the current globalizing capitalism; challenge the narrative about privatization and the private sector as playing a leading role in development.
Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession. Local Resistance in South and East Asia, the Pacific and Africa
Edited by Dip Kapoor
London, Zed Books, 2017
Under the guise of ‘development’, a globalizing capitalism has continued to cause poverty through dispossession and the exploitation of labour across the Global South. This process has been met with varied forms of rural resistance by local movements of displaced farm...