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  1. Initiative People’s Agenda for Alternative Regionalisms (PAAR)


    The People’s Agenda for Alternative Regionalisms is an effort to promote cross-fertilisation of experiences on regional alternatives among social movements and civil society organisations from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. It aims to contribute to the understanding of alternative regional integration as a key strategy to struggle against neoliberal globalisation and to broaden the...

  2. Class and conflict: tensions at the heart of Asia and Europe

    25 September 2010

    Due to the nature of capitalism, we know that there will be increasing class tensions and social conflicts which will grow within Asia even as certain states start to dispute hegemony in West.

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    01 January 2015

    The economic and political rise of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has far-reaching implications for global agrarian transformation as key sites of production, circulation and consumption of agricultural commodities. In each of the BRICS countries, profound changes are underway in rural society and agrarian economies. These vary from concentration in landholdings, changes in rural-urban links, migration, promotion of smallholder farming alongside the rise of corporate agribusiness, class differentiation of smallholders and family farmers, new forms of agri-business upstream and downstream of farming, vertical integration in value chains, supermarketization – and different combinations of these. The BRICS initiative in Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) is a collective of largely BRICS-based or connected academic researchers concerned with understanding the BRICS countries and their implications for global agrarian transformations. Critical theoretical and empirical questions about the origins, character and significance of complex changes underway need to be investigated more systematically. 

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    European Union: most anti-democratic and neoliberal in history

    Susan George
    25 August 2010

    At the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in October, Asian governments should not take any lessons on democracy or economics from the European Union. We have to make common cause between Asian and European social movements, because we are all losing out from current policies.

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    Endogenous development and a South American financial architecture

    Marcos Arruda
    06 October 2008
    Taking into account the current financial earthquake that is shaking the US financial system, Marcos Arruda summarizes some of the main arguments related to the creation of a new financial architecture for South America.
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    Press coverage

    17 November 2005
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    A Shared Vision

    17 November 2005
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    Brazil on Treshold of New Era with Lula Victory

    Walden Bello
    17 November 2005
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    Brasil: clima, dívida social e dívida ecológica

    Marcos Arruda
    29 August 2007
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    The global collapse: a non-orthodox view

    Walden Bello
    11 February 2009
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    Geopolitics, Globalization and Alternative Regionalisms

    Thomas E. Reifer
    01 September 2002
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    Fast Track Passage Won't Defeat the "Seattle Coalition"

    John Cavanagh
    01 December 2001
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    FTAA: Good for Big US Corporations; Bad for the People

    Saul Landau
    17 November 2005
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