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 Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century
Wednesday 10 July  7.30 pm
BOLIVAR HALL, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL
This book uses the case of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) to invite to a re-thinking of resistance to global capitalism and the construction of socialism in the 21st century. Including detailed theory-based ethnographic case studies from Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the USA, the contributors identify social and structural forces at different levels and scales to illuminate politics and practices at work. Centred around the themes of democracy and justice, and the more general reconfiguration of the state-society relations and power geometries at the local, national, regional and global scales, ALBA and Counter-Globalization is at the forefront in the trend of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of social phenomena of global relevance.
Speakers include: 

 Editor Thomas Muhr (Introduction: The Enigma of Socialism and chapter 3. Counter-Globalisation and a Revolutionary Politics of Place and Space: The Transnational Construction of the ALBA--TCP in Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States of America) 

Contributor Helen Yaffe (chapter on Cuban Socialism: Inspiration to the ALBA--TCP) 
Contributor Hazel Marsh (chapter on Cultural Policy and 21st Century Socialism)
Routledge Rethinking Globalisations Series Editor Professor Barry K. Gills
Followed by wine reception. 
A 20% discount on the book will be offered at the event.*