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Title: The World Social Forum and the Global Left
Authors: Santos, Boaventura de Sousa 
Keywords: WSF; Globalization; Global Left; Intercultural Translation; Strong Questions/Weak Answers
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2008
Publisher: Sage Publications
Citation: Politics & Society. 36:2 (2008) 247-270.
Abstract: 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/10783
ISSN: 0032-3292
DOI: 10.1177/0032329208316571
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUC- Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
I&D CES - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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