Globalisation - Reality, Resistances & Alternatives

30 March 2004 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: 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. Since the 4th April 2015 he is the scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt.

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Other publications in english :

  • Bankocracy
    30 October 2015 - Eric Toussaint
  • Preliminary Report of the Truth Committee on Public Debt
    18 June 2015 - Truth Committee on the Greek Public Debt
  • World Debt Figures 2015
    31 March 2015 - Eric Toussaint, Daniel Munevar, Pierre Gottiniaux, Antonio Sanabria
  • Citizen Public Debt Audit - Experiences and methods
    5 March 2015 - Maria Lucia Fattorelli
  • Bank of the South. An Alternative to IMF-World Bank
    29 July 2014 - Eric Toussaint



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