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By William F. Fisher, Thomas Ponniah

In 2001 the 1st global Social discussion board used to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The assembly used to be seen through many on the time as a brand new manifestation of the worldwide Left, a people's competition to the area fiscal discussion board that stood because the first actual entrance to international capitalism because the cave in of the Soviet Union. whereas many activists and intellectuals at the left have considering that turn into deeply serious of the discussion board, more recent events, equivalent to Occupy, the Arab Spring and the indignados, have outfitted upon its successes and innovations.

Another global is feasible is the unique choice of essays and calls for from the guts of the ‘movement of movements’. in keeping with the paintings of the 1st annual conferences of the WSF, this vintage assortment not just set out the preliminary goals of the hobbies that got here jointly, it additionally cleared the path for the theoretical research of latest social hobbies, their a number of and participatory personality. this day, as many crises have an effect on all our lives, it's time to revisit the unique calls for of a world team spirit move, united in its choice to struggle opposed to the focus of wealth, the proliferation of poverty and inequalities, and the destruction of our earth, and to reconstitute an international left.

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As these papers articulate, their presence in political decisionmaking is so profound that it has become common sense that their strategies of privatization and investment are the best methods for achieving employment and development. The challenge of regulating corporations is compounded by the potentially divisive varieties of resistance: environmentalist, human rights, labour, and advocates of corporate responsibility versus those of corporate accountability. How can these various approaches be brought into a complementary agenda that promotes ‘life values’ against the ‘profit values’ that OV E R V I E W 25 permeate the current context (Karliner and Aparicio)?

As described by Haas, epistemic communities are transnational networks of experts characterized by a shared command of potentially instrumental technical knowledge, common values, agreed ways of testing truth and a shared understanding of causality. Epistemic communities are generally limited to groups of scientists and exclude activists. 5 Robert Keohane has argued that the growing number of committed individuals who think and act transnationally is the critical component in globalization (1995: 184).

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