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The anti-capitalist dictionary : movements, histories and motivations
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London : Zed Books, 2006
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x, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
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9781842776827

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Summary

This dictionary is an alternative and a counter-balance to the many political dictionaries that ignore or marginalize the history and influence of anti-capitalist movements. It paints a rich picture of the ideas and issues that inform today's anti-capitalist activity.The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary is organised in an easily accessible alphabetical format, with self-contained, cross-referenced entries that introduce and explain concepts and issues that are integral to understanding today's global movement. The Dictionary demonstrates how the meaning and relevance of some of these have evolved and illustrates a linkage between past and present activity that might be unfamiliar to people who are involved or interested in the movement's current manifestations. This Dictionary has international coverage and will prove invaluable to students of politics as well as to activists and the general reader.


Author Notes

David Lowes has been interested and active in labour movement politics for over twenty years. Between 1984 and 2003, he was a member of and activist in Liverpool City Branch of NALGO/ Unison and held various positions. Involvement in campaigns against rate-capping, poll tax and privatisation led to research in and a doctoral thesis from John Moores University on Labour Movement Campaigns to Defend Local Democracy, Jobs and Services in the 1980s. A member of the Conference of Socialist Economists and London Socialist Historians Group, his interest and involvement has turned to the latest phase of anti-capitalist struggle.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Accountabilityp. 1
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)p. 2
Activism/Activistp. 5
Advertisingp. 6
Alienationp. 9
Anarchismp. 12
Arms Tradep. 16
Asylump. 18
Autonomiap. 18
Biocentricp. 20
Biodiversityp. 20
Biopiracyp. 21
Biospherep. 22
Biotechnologyp. 23
Black Blocp. 23
Bourgeoisiep. 24
Boycottp. 25
Brandp. 25
Bretton Woods Systemp. 26
Capital Flowsp. 27
Capitalismp. 28
Child Labourp. 32
Civil Disobediencep. 33
Civil Libertiesp. 34
Civil Societyp. 34
Classp. 35
Collectivismp. 39
Commodityp. 40
Communismp. 41
Consumerismp. 46
Copyleftp. 48
Copyrightp. 49
Corporate Lobby Groupp. 50
Corporationsp. 52
Culturep. 56
Deep Ecologyp. 61
Democracyp. 61
Deregulationp. 66
Developing Countryp. 69
Diggersp. 72
Direct Actionp. 73
Ecologyp. 76
Ecosystemp. 78
Empirep. 78
Enragesp. 82
Environmentalismp. 83
Equalityp. 85
Exchange Ratep. 86
Exploitationp. 89
Export Creditsp. 91
Export-Processing Zonesp. 91
Fair Tradep. 93
Feminismp. 93
Floodnetp. 93
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)p. 94
Freedomp. 95
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)p. 98
General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)p. 99
Genetic Engineeringp. 100
Genuine Progress Indicatorp. 104
Global Commonsp. 104
Global Warmingp. 106
Globalizationp. 108
Greenp. 110
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)p. 111
Gross National Product (GNP)p. 113
Group of 8 Industrialized Nations (G8)p. 113
Hacktivismp. 115
Haymarket Martyrsp. 116
Hegemonyp. 117
Hot Moneyp. 117
Human Traffickingp. 118
Ideologyp. 121
Index of Sustainable Welfarep. 122
Indigenous Peoplep. 123
Intellectual Propertyp. 125
International Debtp. 127
International Monetary Fund (IMF)p. 130
Internationalismp. 133
Justicep. 136
Keynesianp. 139
Kyoto Protocolp. 140
Labourp. 143
Laissez-Fairep. 146
Leftp. 146
Levellersp. 147
Liberalizationp. 148
Liberationp. 148
Ludditep. 150
Maoismp. 152
Maquiladorap. 153
Marketp. 153
Marxismp. 156
May Dayp. 160
Mediap. 162
Military-Industrial Complexp. 165
Monetarismp. 166
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)p. 168
Multinational Corporation (MNC)p. 169
Neoliberalismp. 170
Networkp. 173
New Leftp. 175
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)p. 178
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)p. 179
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)p. 180
Patriarchyp. 181
Politicsp. 181
Povertyp. 184
Powerp. 187
Private Propertyp. 190
Profitp. 192
Propagandap. 194
Protestp. 196
Quislingp. 199
Racismp. 200
Refugeep. 202
Regulationp. 204
Reificationp. 205
Religionp. 206
Revolutionp. 208
Rightsp. 211
Sex Industryp. 215
Situationist Internationalp. 217
Social Forump. 218
Social Movementp. 220
Social Relationsp. 221
Socialismp. 221
State, Thep. 228
Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs)p. 231
Student Movementsp. 232
Sustainable Developmentp. 236
Sweatshopp. 239
Taxationp. 240
Terrorismp. 243
Tobin Taxp. 246
Tradep. 250
Trade Markp. 253
Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)p. 253
Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs)p. 254
Trade Unionp. 255
Transnational Corporations (TNCs)p. 257
Transparencyp. 258
Trotskyismp. 259
United Nations (UN)p. 261
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 265
Utopiap. 269
Valuep. 271
Workers' Rightsp. 274
World Bankp. 276
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)p. 280
World Social Forump. 281
World Trade Organization (WTO)p. 281
Xenophobiap. 285
Xenotransplantationp. 285
Ya Bastap. 285
Zapatistasp. 285
Timelinep. 288
Postscriptp. 292
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 306