The Rise of the Global Left: The World Social Forum and Beyond, Band 1,Ausgaben 84277-84803

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Zed Books, 26.12.2006 - 222 Seiten
In this book the leading sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos makes an impassioned case for the politicisation of the World Social Forum.
Since its inception in Porto Alegre in 2001, the World Social Forum has refused to take political positions on world events, preferring instead to provide a platform for diverse social movements to come together. de Sousa Santos argues, however, that the Forum can only realise its full potential as a force for social, economic and political change, by taking a directly political stand against the evils of neo-liberal globalization, war, famine and corruption. Through a detailed consideration of the WSF's history and organization, he demonstrates that it has always been an inherently political organization. If, he claims, the WSF is able to realise its potential as an institution for a new form of subaltern, cosmopolitan politics, it will become a global power to be reckoned with in the 21st century.
 

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Tables and figures 1 viii Preface 1
1
The World Social Forum and the sociology of absences 115
15
The World Social Forum and the sociology of emergences 1
29
There is no democracy without conditions
43
Organizing fragmented counterhegemonic energies
46
Representing this world as it fights for another possible
85
strategy and political
110
Reform or revolution 1111 Socialism or social emancipa
119
selfdemocracy
127
the Popular
148
The left after the World Social Forum
160
Conclusion
182
Annexes
188
Comparison between the Charter of Principles the
196
Bibliography 1
210
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Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra in Portugal and a Distinguished Scholar of the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a leading Portuguese social theorist and has written and published widely on issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, democratic theory, social movements and epistemology.

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