Systemic Alternatives: Deglobalization

On deglobalization

Probably the most important debate around deglobalization is in relation to that “mixed economy that includes community cooperatives, private enterprises, and state enterprises, and excludes transnational corporations.” Economic pluralism is key, but the exclusion of TNCs does not automatically mean that those “mixed economies” will be shrug off the logic of capital. The key question that remains to be answered is how to build plural economies at national and global levels that are not driven by capital.

Expressions that suggest that initiatives like the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) have transcended the logic of capitalism are not accurate, even though they have included progressive attempts to develop processes of integration based on complementarity and not competition. We must learn from the successes and failures of these experiences.

Deglobalization: Notes for the Debate

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