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Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) Responses to the EU Offensive against ACP Developmental Regions

> Transnational Institute, May 2007, pdf, 57 pages.

The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) proposed by the European Commission (EC) are becoming of major concern to civil society organisations in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, as well as NGOs in Europe. EPAs reflect the outwardly aggressive "Global Europe" strategy, as formulated by European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson. Enormous pressure is being exerted on ACP governments to conclude EPA agreements before the end of 2007. ACP activists have compiled a wealth of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 September 2007


The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order

> Global Outlook; 2nd edition (September 9, 2003), 401 pp. (...)

In this new and expanded edition of Chossudovsky’s international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on human poverty and the destruction of the environment, generates social apartheid, encourages racism and ethnic strife and undermines the rights of women. The result as his detailed examples from all parts of the world show, is a globalization of poverty.  read

date of on-line publication : 3 January 2006

SINGH Kavaljit

Questioning Globalization

> Citizens’ International (Malaysia), Ibon Books (Manila), Madhyam Books (Delhi), Zed Books (London and New York), 2005, 192 pp.

Globalization has become the cliché of our times. The neo-liberal virus has struck almost everybody including within the ranks of the left. The proponents of neo-liberal globalization claim that it produces “accelerated efficient” development along with deepening of democracy and human rights. However, reality shows the opposite and any rigorous examination of such frivolous arguments reveals their shallowness and inconsistency. Social progress and democracy cannot move ahead but jointly and on the condition that we move away from the dogmas of neo-liberalism.
The book underscores that the current disasters are not the “price” to pay for a transition towards the promised paradise, but on the contrary are bound to deepen as long as neo-liberal economic policies are pursued. Instead of focusing on past debates, the book makes a critical analysis of several contemporary debates related to globalization. With the help of case studies, statistical data and cogent analysis, the book debunks several myths associated with the globalization processes.
Written for a non-technical audience and lay readership, the book fundamentally questions the viewpoints held by the “hyper-globalists.” The book would not only contribute towards deepening the current debates on globalization but is also expected to become an indispensable tool of analysis for concerned citizens, students, social and political activists, labor unions, NGOs, and policy makers.  read

date of on-line publication : 23 August 2005

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