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New from Food First Books and the International Forum on Globalization
Views from the South: The Effects of Globalization and the WTO on Third World Countries
For more information about Views from the South, or to purchase a copy of this book please go to http://www.foodfirst.org
'Global free trade in food and agriculture is the biggest refugee creation program in the world, far exceeding the impact of Kosovo. It is the equivalent to the ethnic cleansing of the poor, the peasantry, and small farmers of the Third World.' -Vandana Shiva, author and activist, from her essay in Views from the South.
In a time of growing critique of corporate driven globalization Food First and the International Forum on Globalization are releasing Views from the South. This rare collection of essays by renown Third World activists and scholars explain how the policies of the WTO and the Bretton Woods institutions are creating economic and environmental devastation in the Third World.
Views from the South explores the effects of globalization and world trade policy on the Third World's economies and environment. Each essay points out that tenaciously held advantages by wealthy nations under the guise of the WTO erode any notion of a free marketplace. Democracy
within this system was long ago scrapped in favor of consensus by the few major players, removing the majority from any effective decision-making.
Edited by IFG staff member Sarah Anderson, Views from the South features writings by Martin Khor (Malaysia), Walden Bello (Thailand/Philippines), Dr. Vananda Shiva (India), Dot Keet (South Africa), Sara Larrain (Chile), and Oronto Douglas (Nigeria). Also included is a foreword by Jerry Mander, president of the Forum on International Globalization, and an afterword by Anuradha Mittal, co-director of Food First/Institute for Trade and Development Policy.
About the contributors
- Walden Bello's the most recent book is Siamese Tragedy: Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand (Oakland, CA: Food First Books, 1998).
- Dr. Vananda Shiva's most recent book is Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge (Boston: South End Press, 1997).
- Jerry Mander's most recent book is The Case Against the Global Economy (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997)
- Anuradha Mittal's most recent book is America Needs Human Rights (Oakland, CA: Food First Books, 1999).
The International Forum on Globalization is a research and educational institution comprised of 60 researchers, activists, scholars, and economists from over 25 countries that seeks to stimulate new thinking and public activity in response to the rapidly emerging economic and political arrangements of the global economy.
Food First, also known as the Institute for Food and Development Policy founded in 1975 by Frances Moore LappÃ‹ and Joseph Collins after the success of their book Diet for a Small Planet, is a policy think tank that carries out research and education-for-action. Food First works to identify the root causes of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world, and to educate the public as well as policy makers about these problems and alternative solutions to them.
Views from the South - The Effects of Globalization and the WTO on Third World Countries
Edited by Sarah Anderson
Foreword by Jerry Mander
Afterword by Anuradha Mittal
ISBN: 0-935028-82-X (paperback)
208 pages, paperback, $12.95
Food First Books are distributed by LPC Group, 1436 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607, (800) 243-0138
Read the back cover, browse the table of contents, and purchase this book on-line at: http://www.foodfirst.org
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