The Case Against the Global Economy (Paperback)

And for Local Self-Reliance

By Jerry Mander (Editor)

Earthscan Publications, 9781853837425, 328pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2000

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Hardcover (9/28/2017)

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The greatest political debate of our time is about the blind rush towards a single global economy, its consequences for jobs, democracy, human well-being and cultural diversity, and its impact on the natural world that sustains us. Its effects will be profound and irreversible, but globalization itself is not inevitable. In The Case Against the Global Economy, 24 leading economic, agricultural, cultural and environmental authorities, drawn from across the world, argue that free trade and economic globalization are producing exactly the opposite results to those promised. From a detailed analysis of the new global economy, its structures and its full social and ecological implications, they show how it is undermining our liberty, our security and our well-being, and is devastating the planet. First published in the USA in 1996, in an edition focused on North America, the book won the American Political Science Association award for the Best Book in Ecological and Transformational Politics. This completely revised and updated international edition presents a passionate and persuasive case for the need to reverse course, away from globalization and towards a revitalized democracy, local self-sufficiency and ecological health.

About the Author

Edward goldsmith is the founder of The Ecologist, Europe's leading environmental magazine, and author of numerous books, including A Blueprint for Survival, A Stable Society and the Way: An Ecological Worldview. He is also a member of the International Forum on Globalization Jerry Mander is president, programme director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology and a senior fellow at the Public Media Center, a non-profit social and environmental advertising company. His books include Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television and In the Absence of the Sacred.