Global Development and Social Justice: A Propositional Political Approach (Rethinking Globalizations
Are there existing alternatives to corporate globalisation? What are the prospects for and commonalities between communities and movements such as Occupy, the World Social Forum and alternative economies?
This book advances the proposition that another world is not only possible, but already exists. It demonstrates that there are multiple pathways towards development with social justice and argues that enabling propositional agency, rather than oppositional agency such as resistance, is a more effective alternative to neoliberal globalisation.
El-Khoury develops a theory of infraglobalisation that emphasises creative constitution, not just contestation, of global and local processes. The author features case studies and example of diverse economic practice and innovative emergent political forms from the Global South and North. These case studies are located in the informal social economy and community development; as well as everyday practices, from prefigurative politics to community cooperatives and participatory planning.
This book makes an important contribution to debates about the prospects for and practices of a transformative grassroots globalisation, and to critical debates about globalisation and development strategies. It will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, globalisation, social movement studies, political and economic geography, sociology, anthropology and development studies.