A colloquial term for the stance of those who, internationally, coordinate, organize, and mobilize opposition to neoliberalism and the political power of transnational corporations. Most anti-globalization activists use other titles: ‘the Global Justice Movement’; the ‘Movement of Movements’ (a critical alliance of disparate movements espousing anti-capitalist politics, anti-globalization, anti-war, and radical ecological issues); and the ‘alter-globalist movement’ (promoting humanist values and ‘economic justice’). A major concern is that past North–South trade agreements have been unfair to the South.
J. Agnew et al., eds (2003) think the claim that anti-globalization protests are global is a bold one: ‘in the absence of a locatable centre of authority, anti-globalization protesters mirror the “non-place” of power by choosing targets that symbolize global imperial sovereignty.’ De Filippis (On-Line Conf. Commun. Organ. & Dev.) thinks local organizers should fight neoliberal globalization, while M. Neocleous (2003) argues that ‘a non-territorial democratization of power…a geography of insurrection as opposed too the geography of order’ is needed to fight globalization. Wissenburg (2004) Org. & Env. 17, 4 calls for a ‘radical articulation of environmental interests’ by anti-globalization activists.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.