Many alter-globalization and diversity pdf seek to avoid the “disestablishment of local economies and disastrous humanitarian consequences”. Latin for “other”, as in “alternative” and French “autre”. As nations grew in power, sought to expand, and increased their wealth they forged on a mission to gain new lands. The central driving force of these nations was colonialism.
Once in power in these new territories, colonists began to change the face of the economy in the area which provided them with motivation to sustain their efforts. Since they no longer had to solely rely on their own lands to produce goods, some nations began global commerce after establishing colonies in continents like Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean. Once lands were conquered the native inhabitants or others brought along as slaves grew rebellious towards their captors. Native American attacks on European colonists on the North American continent. Europe and the ‘development’ of independent Third World countries. GATT originated from a perceived need to “oversee the reduction of tariff barriers to trade in manufactured goods”. These financial institutions allowed for the development of global private corporations as administration over trade fell.
Free market systems began to grow in popularity as developing countries were required to globalize their economies instead of concentrating on creating jobs and stimulating economic growth. As such, poor countries that are struggling under debts are more familiar to the neoliberal opposition to “handouts” or “short cuts,” but at the same time winning only minimal relief and receiving cuts to various programs. This allowed for private corporations to expand globally, without regard to central issues facing the home country like the environment, social structure or culture. The 1970s saw resistance to global expansion by both government and non-government parties.
It was through these public revelations that Southern nations around the world wanted rules to govern the global economy. Thus two manifestations, one individual, and the other collective, amongst Southern nation-states, existed in their attempts to generate reform. It is suggested by some scholars, such as Lagin Russia, that the effects and growth of alter-globalization can be felt worldwide due to progress made as a result of the Internet. Furthermore, Internet access makes possible the rapid spread of various groups’ principles, progress, growth, opposition and development.