The world social forum and the global left
Santos, Boaventura De Sousa. (2008) The world social forum and the global left. Politics & Society, Vol.36 (No.2). pp. 247-270. ISSN 0032-3292Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0032329208316571
This article has two purposes. First, it aims to put the development of the World Social Forum (WSF) within a broad theoretical and historical context. Specifically, my goal is to understand the WSF in relation to the crises of left thinking and practice of the last thirty or forty years. Second, it offers an analysis of some recent debates about the future of the WSF. It raises questions concerning its organizational makeup and asks whether it should continue as it is, or rather give way to other kinds of initiatives and struggles. Against critics such as Walden Bello, I argue that the WSF should continue and, given certain organizational changes, will contribute to the theory and practice of left movements throughout the world in the twenty-first century.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||World Social Forum, Globalization, Right and left (Political science), Organizational change|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Politics & Society|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 247-270|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
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