Globalization and Environmental Challenges pp 379-402
Globalization from Below: Social Movements and Altermundism — Reconceptualizing Security from a Latin American Perspective
This chapter analyses the rise of social movements with a special emphasis on Latin America, in response to the ongoing process of exclusive (Stiglitz 2002; Salazar 2003), named also regressive globalization (Kaldor/Anheier/Glasius 2003) or globalization of organized violence (Held/Mc Grew 2007). As a result, more than three billion persons, mostly in Third World countries, are living in poverty, lacking basic services, with poor health conditions and few opportunities for dignified jobs and a reduced future. With a greater integration into the world market the gap within and among the countries is growing, above all in Africa and Latin America.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 3.See in: The Economist, 26 March 2005.Google Scholar
- 4.Michael Elliott: “The Chinese Century”, in: Time, 15 January 2007: 34–36.Google Scholar
- 11.See: Forbes Billionaires List, 2007: “Review of the world’s billionaires according to the Forbes business magazine”; at: <http://www.woopidoo.com/reviews/ news/rich-list/richest-people-2007.htm>.Google Scholar