Anti-Globalization Movements/World Trade Organization

Anti-globalization movements are specific kinds of social movements. Virtually all social movements are moral confrontations between a collectivity with ideologies that do not resonate with the status quo and a targeted individual, organization, idea, practice, policy, or product that represents some perceived evil. Anti-globalization movements typically resist various neoliberal policies and practices that accompany unilateral economic and political developments. Just as there are many specific types of globalization, such as economic, cultural, and political, there are many different anti-globalization movements. Common forms of anti-globalization movements involve trade unionism, indigenous rights, opposing cultural imperialism, economic neocolonialism, multinational corporate resource extraction, environmental conservation, sustainable agriculture, and locavorism (the movement that supports local food growers/producers).

The relevance of anti-globalization movements to food issues is multifaceted and complex. According to ...

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