Globalisation - Reality, Resistances & Alternatives

by Eric Toussaint

Hegemonic forces drive the process of globalisation and economic globalisation must be clearly distinguished from internationalism. The changes brought about in the process have been rapid, massive and qualitative. The phenomenon is growing rapidly and has acquired newer dimensions and nuances, therefore, debate and analysis on globalisation confront considerable difficulties and there are no fixed lines of contestation.

This volume of essays introduces a new debate, posting a new approach and methodological enquiry that goes beyond the usual broader and generalised notions of globalisation. Dr. Eric Toussaint also challenges the idea of inevitability. The idological propaganda that ’there o no alternative’ to economic globalism has itself become the ruling ideology of the dominant classes and their allies, in the intelligentsia, to “make believe” that globaliation is beneficial in the long run and that it has come to “stay”.

The author:

Eric Toussaint is a historian and political scientist, President of the CADTM, member of the International Council of the World Social Forum and of the Scientific Advisory Board of Attac France, author of “Your Money or Your Life! The Tyranny of Global Finance” (1999), co-author of “Le bateau ivre de la mondialisation. Escales au sein du village planétaire” (2000), of “Afrique : abolir la dette pour libérer le développement” (2001).

Translated from french by Vicky Briault Manus, Professor at the University of Grenoble.

This edition was published by Vikas Adhyayan Kendra (VAK), Mumbai, India, 2004.


Eric Toussaint

is a historian and political scientist who completed his Ph.D. at the universities of Paris VIII and Liège, is the spokesperson of the CADTM International, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France.
He is the author of Bankocracy (2015); The Life and Crimes of an Exemplary Man (2014); Glance in the Rear View Mirror. Neoliberal Ideology From its Origins to the Present, Haymarket books, Chicago, 2012 (see here), etc.
See his bibliography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89ric_Toussaint
He co-authored World debt figures 2015 with Pierre Gottiniaux, Daniel Munevar and Antonio Sanabria (2015); and with Damien Millet Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, Monthly Review Books, New York, 2010. He was the scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt from April 2015 to November 2015.


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Other publications in English :

  • The Debt System, A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation
    24 September 2019 -
  • ReCommonsEurope: Manifesto for a New Popular Internationalism in Europe
    26 May 2019 - Eric Toussaint, Esther Vivas , Catherine Samary, Costas Lapavitsas, Stathis Kouvelakis, Tijana Okic, Nathan Legrand, Alexis Cukier, Jeanne Chevalier, Yayo Herrero
  • The Audit, an inquiry into Greek debt
    27 February 2018 - CADTM, ZinTV
  • History of the CADTM Anti-Debt Policies
    14 June 2017 - Eric Toussaint, Benjamin Lemoine
  • Bankocracy
    30 October 2015 - Eric Toussaint

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