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The Resource Expose, oppose, propose : alternative policy groups and the struggle for global justice, William K. Carroll

Expose, oppose, propose : alternative policy groups and the struggle for global justice, William K. Carroll

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Expose, oppose, propose : alternative policy groups and the struggle for global justice
Title
Expose, oppose, propose
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alternative policy groups and the struggle for global justice
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William K. Carroll
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eng
Summary
"Since the 1970s, economic globalization has fuelled concerns that democracy is being hollowed out. Transnational social movements have developed as advocates of a 'democratic globalization' that enriches human relations across space by empowering communities and citizens to participate in the full range of decisions that shape and govern their lives. Alongside and in support of these movements, transnational alternative policy groups (TAPGs) have emerged-- 'think tanks' that provide evidence-based critique of neoliberal capitalism while promoting democratic alternatives to the corporate agenda of top-down globalization. These are think tanks of a different sort from the conventional ones that advise political and corporate elites. Groups such as the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam) and Focus on the Global South (Bangkok) create knowledge that challenges existing corporate priorities and state policies, and that advocates alternative ways of organizing economic, political and cultural life. They disseminate this knowledge not only via mainstream media venues but through activist networks and alternative media, and they work collaboratively with social movements in developing and implementing alternative ideas. TAPGs thus play important roles in social contestations that transcend national borders and movement silos. Expose, Oppose, Propose explores the networks, discourses and practices through which transnational alternative policy groups exert political and cultural influence, and assesses the challenges they face as transnational change agents in an era of economic and ecological crisis. Based on in-depth interviewing with protagonists in 16 groups, eight based in the global South and eight based in the global North, it is the first comprehensive study of these groups as strategically important agencies for counter-hegemony within the global left. The book calls attention to the diverse ways in which TAPGs produce and mobilize knowledge for change, but it also highlights their common features, including: - an engagement with the big issues facing humanity in the early 21st century, critiquing hegemonic frameworks and pointing toward globally just solutions; - an embeddedness in global civil society that places TAPGs in key strategic and mediating locations vis-à-vis movements, North and South, alternative media, intergovernmental and other bodies; - an "insider/outsider" approach to dominant institutions and a conscious resistance to NGOization and hegemonic integration; - dialogical and movement-centred modes of cognitive praxis that build participatory capacity and solidarity, create reflective spaces and prefigure alternative futures within a dialectic of theory and practice; and - the combination, in their cognitive praxis, of research and analysis, critical pedagogy, networking and outreach via a wide range of media. Among the book's conclusions, in view of the fact that the global left is intercultural, is that transnational alternative policy groups need to elaborate practices of intercultural translation that preserve autonomy while creating common ground. TAPGs can serve as "contact zones" where the work of translation across movements and cultures can thrive, contributing to the ongoing quest for global cognitive justice, which is a co-requisite of global social justice. As collective intellectuals of counter-hegemonic globalization, transnational alternative policy groups problematize borders and enclosures while providing the cognitive resources for both local changes and a strengthened capacity for justice globalism."--
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Carroll, William K
Dewey number
303.3/72
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM671
LC item number
.C385 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Social justice
  • Social action
  • Social movements
  • Globalization
  • Neoliberalism
  • Research institutes
  • Pressure groups
  • Globalization
  • Neoliberalism
  • Pressure groups
  • Research institutes
  • Social action
  • Social justice
  • Social movements
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Expose, oppose, propose : alternative policy groups and the struggle for global justice, William K. Carroll
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First published in Canada in 2016 by Fernwood Publishing, published in the rest of the world by Zed Books
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-229) and index
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Contents
Hegemony, counter-hegemony and organic crisis -- Alternative knowledge projects and cognitive praxis / with Elaine Coburn -- Networks of cognitive praxis : embedding postcapitalist alternatives? / with J.P. Sapinski -- Challenges and responses -- The challenge of NGOization / with J.P. Sapinski -- The repertoire of alt KPM : modes of cognitive praxis -- The repertoire of alt KPM : key practices -- Convergent visions : the ends of alternative knowledge
Control code
905524610
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9781783606047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)905524610
Label
Expose, oppose, propose : alternative policy groups and the struggle for global justice, William K. Carroll
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Canada in 2016 by Fernwood Publishing, published in the rest of the world by Zed Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hegemony, counter-hegemony and organic crisis -- Alternative knowledge projects and cognitive praxis / with Elaine Coburn -- Networks of cognitive praxis : embedding postcapitalist alternatives? / with J.P. Sapinski -- Challenges and responses -- The challenge of NGOization / with J.P. Sapinski -- The repertoire of alt KPM : modes of cognitive praxis -- The repertoire of alt KPM : key practices -- Convergent visions : the ends of alternative knowledge
Control code
905524610
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9781783606047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905524610

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