Another world is possible if...

13 June 2004

Participants in the worldwide citizens' movement for social change and global justice like to proclaim that "Another World Is Possible". But is it? To this popular slogan, Susan George adds a cautionary "If", and proposes how we can indeed reach that Other World.

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Whether you are a seasoned campaigner and confirmed "world-changer", someone who wonders how you can join in the growing citizen's movement, or someone who simply wants to know what this movement is about, this book is for you. You will discover that we are not condemned to glaring North-South inequalities, obscene wealth gaps, environmental destruction or inordinate power remaining in the hands of a small minority, if...

Shifting the balance of power in favour of citizens takes a hard-headed understanding of globalisation, knowledge of the adversaries who prevent change, intelligent organisation, and exciting yet practical proposals and strategic thinking. In clear and straightforward prose, drawing on her thirty years of scholarship in the service of social change as well as decades of participation in social movements, George cautions against pitfalls like violence or basing one's actions on all-too-common illusions.