Globalization is a phenomenon that appeared in the early 20th century. It refers to an increase in the interdependence of the economies, societies, cultures and politics. Globalization has disrupted the face of the World since its apparition. Indeed, international relations are now dominated by the specter of globalization. Talking about globalization in terms of dialectic than in terms of homogenization or heterogenization is a much better way of looking at the contemporary situation. This phenomenon can be seen as the end of national identities and individual freedoms. This is why a reaction has not waited to appear: resistance. There exist various forms of resistance to globalization all over the World in order to defend different interests, privileges or rights. I will present a few examples of international actions to resist globalization with the aim of preserving a mentality (struggle against Americanization), a peaceful World (with international organizations against war), an economic independence (with local resistances), or an international recognition (with the International Women movement).
[...] It emphazises on the relevancy of international unification with the aim of resisting the bad sides of globalization especially concerning environmental concerns. Transnational feminist network: collective actions in the era of globalization, VM Moghadam - International Sociology - iss.sagepub.com. This article is also from a scholar journal. It focuses on the international feminist organizations in resisting globalization. During their international conferences, they emphasize on protecting women's interests and rights during the global process. http://www.resist.org.uk This website presents the various international human organization in resisting globalization. [...]
[...] Despite a relative effect on international economic organization, this new kind of reaction had the merit of beginning a faith in international movements to resist globalization. This fear of Westernization, and moreover Americanization can be illustrated in the evolution of the feminism struggle (that I will develop later in this essay) “International feminism could become American feminism”. Local resistance Another kind of resistance to globalization can be illustrated in the local resistance. Indeed, international conferences can be organized in order to protect the local identity against the frightening and impersonal wave of homogenization. [...]
[...] In order to conclude this essay, I would say that even though international conferences are one of the numerous ways to resist globalization they have a particular efficiency. Indeed, they have this ambiguous identity of protecting a particular interest but also being significant at an international scale. The real concern in resisting globalization is about the understanding of this word but also about the actual reception of its consequences. I think that the main problem that all the movements that are acting for resisting globalization are facing is the disruption of some international implicit rules and the respect of life conditions. [...]
[...] Furthermore, this conference presents an anti-Americanization characteristic. Thus, the Cairo anti-war conference expresses the “solidarity between those involved in the struggle against imperialism and neo-imperialism across the world”. The first conference was organized in 2002, and the fifth one is planned to occur on April-May 2007. This annual international conference illustrates perfectly the movement in resisting globalization because it is a reunion in a non-leading country. Moreover, the interests that aim to be protected here are both a peaceful World and an independent one. [...]
[...] Indeed, in order to provide an international impact against globalization, organizations that have a specific objective must collaborate with INGOS. That complementary would reinforce the movement. This is the way in which ICW chose to act. “This may be the earliest example of the now established practice of granting NGO's a special role in international conferences”. Thanks to this initiative, several international conferences now rely on NGOs to assist them in dispersing their message. One can notice here the relevancy of international interconnections in order to be effective in resisting the globalization movement. [...]
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