Category: Deglobalisation

By Walden Bello (originally published in Foreign Policy in Focus)With the tenth anniversary of the crime that was 9/11, the question inevitably crops up: who won, the United States or al-Qaeda? According to the politically correct answer, although al-Qaeda has been decimated, it has been a Pyrrhic v …

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ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2011 in New York, President Benigno S. Aquino III will deliver his keynote remarks at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) conference titled “The Power of Open: A Global Discussion”.  The conference brings together governments, civil society, industry leaders, academics and …

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Démondialisation is a top issue in French presidential campaign with few rising to globalization’s defense  by Pierre Haski – Yale Global OnlinePARIS: As France gears up for next year’s presidential election, one word dominates the headlines – démondialisation. Although France is not …

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Tower in Komtar

by Aya Fabros Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR), in Penang, Malaysia, is a run down shopping complex revived and appropriated by migrants. Although frequented by foreigners, it is not your typical tourist spot, offering a glimpse to a grimier side of the global. Accommodating a neatly compartmentali …

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Using case studies from the manufacturing sector in India this paper aims to provide an understanding of the theoretical framework proposed by feminist economists on the process of economic liberalisation. By situating the effects of economic liberalisation on women and men vis-a-vis the linkages be …

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Events in Libya and Syria have again brought to the forefront the question of armed humanitarian intervention or the “responsibility to protect.”Our hearts all go out to the unarmed demonstrators seeking to bring down corrupt dictatorships that are a plague on their people. In Tunisia and Egypt, the …

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By Walden BelloWhen I first went to Vietnam in 1992, the population of that country was 68.4 million people, or about four million more than the Philippines.   Traveling through Songbe Province, where I was inspecting Oxfam-supported projects, was like being in the Philippine countryside i …

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Media Release – Focus on the Global South-Philippines2 August 2011There is a strong case to make on behalf of industrial policy in developing countries like the Philippines. This is the central message of a roundtable discussion on Industrial Policy held July 31, 2011, with respected Filipino econom …

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More than a hundred participants from various people’s and civil society organizations attended the one-day forum “The Development Challenge Under P-Noy: Tackling the Hard Questions,” which Focus on the Global South-Philippines organized through its Development Roundtable Series (DRTS) at the conven …

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By Walden BelloThe facts are clear. In terms of key economic and social indicators, the Philippines was ahead of Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam 40 years ago.  Today, we are behind and face the dismal prospect of falling even farther behind in the next few years.  And a major part of the …

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