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World Social Forum

  • By: Teivo Teivainen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The World Social Forum (WSF) is often considered a key manifestation of an emerging global civil society. Formed to be the civil society alternative to the business-oriented World Economic Forum, the WSF was organized and held its first meeting in 2001 ...

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