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Globalization and its alternatives: antiglobalism, alterglobalism and the idea of sustainable development


  • Leszek Gawor

    (Institute of Philosophy, Rzeszow University, Poland)


Three alternative strategies concerning the development of humanity are discussed. These concepts were created in opposition to the globalization processes that are exerting a major influence on the modern world's free market economy. Antiglobalism is presented as a determined criticism of globalization, while alterglobalism indicates the importance of social sensibility towards globalization processes, and sustainable development reveals that a profound reconstruction of present economic and political structures is needed. However, all of these trends share a common purpose in the prosperity of mankind. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

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  • Leszek Gawor, 2008. "Globalization and its alternatives: antiglobalism, alterglobalism and the idea of sustainable development," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(2), pages 126-134.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:16:y:2008:i:2:p:126-134
    DOI: 10.1002/sd.336

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