Alter-Globalism as Social and Political Phenomenon: Experience of Analysis

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2011-12-98-109

N. Rabotyazhev, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The author proposes an investigation into the alter-globalization movement. The movement’s origin and development, its aims, organizational principles, participants and the role of Internet in its ascent are considered. The main ideological trends within the alter-globalization movement are also analyzed in the article. A conclusion is made  that the alter-globalization is a new social and political phenomenon. It essentially differs from the XXth century political parties and movements. The article also considers the causes of the present crisis of the alter-globalization movement. 

Keywords: alter-globalization, anti-globalization movement, Third world, Tobin tax, globalization, neoliberalism

For citation:
Rabotyazhev N. Alter-Globalism as Social and Political Phenomenon: Experience of Analysis. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2011, no. 12, pp. 98-109.

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