Pub. date: 2007 | Online Pub. Date: September 25, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952637 | Print ISBN: 9780761923879 | Online ISBN: 9781412952637| Publisher:Sage Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Globalization, Resistance to Economic
Popular resistance to economic globalization, while a phenomenon of long-standing duration in the global South, has only recently become a phenomenon of note in the northern hemisphere. The antiglobalization movement—or the movement for global social justice, as some activists would prefer to call it—became well known as a consequence of a series of large public protests of transnational economic policies and institutions. These included protests that accompanied the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle (1999), meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. (2000) and in Prague (2000), the G-8 (Group of 8) Meeting in Genoa (2001), and the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City (2001). While events such as these have important symbolic value for some in the movement, they represent only a small part of a phenomenon of much greater scope and duration. Globally, the dramatic growth ...