GGRC45 Week 11
Do we have responsibilities as global citizens?
Economic and political responsibilities to other people
Questions of responsibilities and rights is important to theories of
Instead of having a national set of interest or familiar interest or obligations
to make our neighborhood a better place, there is a growing translocal
awareness that the coffee we buy from other place (where they don’t get paid
much) or we have an obligation to places like Syria
o Given rise to the idea that we can come together and movement of
o Tridea: addressing the issue of poverty worldwide
o To see what we might actually be able to do at a global scale?
o Global meeting that is concerned with their role as global citizens
(World Social Forum)
World Social Forum: Global civil society?
Kind of alternative forum to talk about a different kind of globalization
Groups that were really uncomfortable: we need a global event that brings
together a group of people to come together and define globalization a
o Groups that promote the effects of globalization to social justice and
local ecosystems, local cultures and localities
Built itself a global civil society
o That for a few days every year, it is a place for a kind of politlca
coalition that is global (global in a sense that WB and IMF is globa) to
come to together and discuss stuff that is not discussed in the world
o A term that evolve that contests these groups.
Political dismissal of the group
o They call themselves as alter-globalization movement
o They don’t hold the monopoly of the term globalization
o Specific version of what economic policies they should favour and
turning investors thinking of focusing on the larger powers to more
localized ideas (This is contested however)
Tell a different story on how globalization can take place. Invent a socially
and environmentally just idea. \
Anti-‘neoliberal’ globalization: These are the things the group would be anti about. Alternative story of