By Maple Razsa

Bastards of Utopia, the spouse to a characteristic documentary movie of a similar identify, explores the reviews and political mind's eye of younger radical activists within the former Yugoslavia, contributors in what they name alterglobalization or "globalization from below." Ethnographer Maple Razsa follows person activists from the transnational protests opposed to globalization of the early 2000s in the course of the Occupy encampments. His portrayal of activism is either empathetic and unflinching―an engaged, stylish meditation at the fight to re-imagine leftist politics and the facility of a country's adolescence.

Show description

Read Online or Download Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism PDF

Best globalization books

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

The recent York instances bestseller: "A lucid account" (New York occasions) of the new monetary trouble and how ahead through the Nobel Prize-winning economist, with a brand new afterword. the nice Recession, because it has become referred to as, has impacted extra humans all over the world than any problem because the nice melancholy.

My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Instantly informative and wonderful, inspiring and hard, My l. a. presents a deep realizing of city improvement and alter over the last 40 years in l. a. and different urban areas of the area. as soon as the least dense American city, l. a. is now the country’s densest urbanized region and probably the most culturally heterogeneous towns on the planet.

In Your Face: How American Marketing Excess Fuels Anti-Americanism

They hate us. they truly hate us. hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world have come to despise the us. one of many largest purposes? American "in-your-face" advertising, which treats humans all over the place as 24x7 shoppers, drives U. S. loose industry materialism on the rate of neighborhood traditions and values, and seeks to "McDonald-ize" the full globe.

Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture and Water Supply

This e-book bargains key source fabrics constructed for a world education direction on Rainwater Harvesting and usage hosted every year by means of the Gansu study Institute for Water Conservancy in Lanzhou, China for the reason that 2003. issues disguise the layout, development and administration of rainwater harvesting platforms for household water offer and supplementary irrigation, rainwater caliber matters and runoff farming.

Additional resources for Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism

Sample text

The foundation of classical economics is the theory of supply and demand—firms produce more of a given product as its price rises (the supply curve) but the quantity consumers buy goes down (the demand curve). Where the two curves cross is the point of optimum satisfaction for both suppliers and consumers, and hence most trade. This is the market’s equilibrium point at which supply equals demand. If anything happens to change the price (such as changes in taxes, subsidies, or input prices), then the curves shift to reach a new equilibrium point.

WTO rules have opened new doors for them, and the Washington Consensus has encouraged governments to privatize state services, particularly favoring the Northern giants who have considerable experience in this field. Temperate agriculture: Producers of temperate crops or competing products face severe restrictions (excepting big Western farmers who enjoy huge subsidies). Globalization has not yet helped them, but reforms are promised.

Until education output allows supply to catch up with demand, these will continue to enjoy greater mobility. The market in intellectual property While rich countries have long had reciprocal agreements recognizing each other’s patents and copyrights, developing countries have either not had intellectual property rights (IPR) laws or have ignored them. So in developing countries, intellectual property was something of a free-for-all. Now, however, all countries joining the WTO must put IPR laws in place in a given period.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 37 votes