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Localization: A Global Manifesto

By: Colin Hines

290 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #105521 | ISBN: 1853836125
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Persuasive argument against globalization. Hines's manifesto focuses on localization and provides an alternative to a monolithic global consumer culture.
`The 21st century manifesto we can't live equitably without.' Anita Roddick


Part 1 The problem - globalization: globalization - what it is and the dama ge it does; history and WTO enforcing of comparative advantage; theory and attempted enforcement of capital advantage Part 2 The solution - Localization: from globalization to localization - a potential rallying call; localization - increasing community renewal; "protect the local, globally" - a route to localization; localizing production and dismantling transnational companies; localizing capital; a localist competition policy; taxes for localization; democratic localism; trade and aid for localization. Part 3 How localization might come about: growing opposition; globalization - destroying jobs, increasing deflation; a localist wake-up call to political activists; failure to adequately champion globalization - social services, unions and culture; localizing international development; localizing food security; the WTO and the environment; a controversial conclusion - localization will bale out the market. Appendices: answers to some criticisms of the protect the local, globally form of localization; "making" money to fund employment, a citizen's income and the shift to localization - a global manifesto.

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COLIN HINES is a Fellow of the International Forum on Globalization, former head of Greenpeace's International Economics Unit and co-author of The New Protectionism: Protecting the Future Against Free Trade.

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