Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745329253 Published November 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329260 Published November 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Will of the Many: How the Alterglobalisation Movement is Changing the Face of Democracy

Marianne Maeckelbergh

The Will of the Many: How the Alterglobalisation Movement is Changing the Face of Democracy

Marianne Maeckelbergh

Distributed for Pluto Press

296 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745329253 Published November 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329260 Published November 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Never before has the idea of democracy enjoyed the global dominance it holds today, but neoliberalism has left the practice of democracy in deep crisis.

Marianne Maeckelbergh argues that the most promising model for global democracy is not coming from traditional political parties or international institutions, but from the global networks of resistance to neoliberal economics, known collectively as the Alter-globalisation movement. Through extensive ethnography of decision-making practices within these movements, Maeckelbergh describes an alternative form of global democracy in the making.

Perfect for activists and students of political anthropology, this powerful and enlightening book offers radical changes.

Contents

Introduction: The Unglamorous Side of Glory
1. Horizontal Armies and Vertical Networks
2. Turning Dreams into Reality
3. Creating Conflictive Spaces
4. Reinventing Democracy
5. Resisting Unity through Networks
Conclusion: Taking Their Time
References
Index

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