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Globe speak : global issues, national narratives

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Abstract: ‘Global’ and ‘globalization’ carry many meanings. Politicians are increasingly using the terms in public discourse, but often in the neoliberal sense. Understanding how ‘global’ and ‘globalization’ are used helps reveal possibilities for new national policies. Although the neoliberal idea of ‘global’ has recently been dominant, another shift is underway. The anti-capitalist protests at the 1999 WTO Ministerial Conference in Seattle and the World Social Forum with its slogan, ‘Another world is possible’, reflect this shift in meaning. The movement is now known as ‘alter-global’ rather than ‘anti-globalization.’ It is important to show the potential variety of global narratives. In doing so, we open up policy-making options.
Authors: Albrow, M. , Dicke, W.
Category: Policy
End Page: 21
Serial number: 7
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: economic development , globalization , social development
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Start Page: 20
Title: Globe speak : global issues, national narratives