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Alterglobalization

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Alterglobalization (also known as “alternative globalization,” alter-mundialization – from the French “altermondialisme” – or the global justice movement) refers to various social movements that seek global cooperation and interaction to resist the negative social, political, economic, and environmental impacts of the contemporary neoliberal globalization. Globalization, as a late stage of capitalism, has brought many profound social changes, but at the same time, it is believed to bring many negative impacts to a society, such as a broadening gap between the rich and the poor, environmental destruction, and the escalation of civil and international conflicts. While trying to contest, interrogate, and reverse the destructive aspects of neoliberal globalization, the alterglobalization movement advocates alternative forms of globalization based on values of democracy, global and social justice, environmental protection, and human rights rather than purely economic concerns. Hence,...

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Pokhrel, A.K. (2011). Alterglobalization. In: Chatterjee, D.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9160-5_572

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