The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary

Movements, Histories and Motivations

David E. Lowes

The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary

David E. Lowes

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320 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2006  
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842776834 Published May 2006 For sale in North and South America only
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. Anti-capitalism has existed in many forms and with a variety of names since the advent of capitalism. But this kind of oppositional force has often been ignored, misrepresented or trivialised by many in the mainstream media and academia and by established political parties. In the wake of the protests which started in Seattle in 1999, the continuing dissent around the Bush/Blair regimes, and ongoing commitments to neo-liberalism around the world, the movement continues to flourish.

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.

David Lowes has a PhD on the theory and practice of labour activism from Liverpool John Moores University. He has been active in labour movement politics for over twenty years.
Contents
Preface
 
Accountability
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids)
Activism/Activist
Advertising
Alienation
Anarchism
Arms Trade
Asylum
Autonomia
 
Biocentric
Biodiversity
Biopiracy
Biosphere
Biotechnology
Black Bloc
Bourgeoisie
Boycott
Brand
Bretton Woods System
 
Capital Flows
Capitalism
Child Labour
Civil Disobedience
Civil Liberties
Civil Society
Class
Collectivism
Commodity
Communism
Consumerism
Copyleft
Copyright
Corporate Lobby Group
Corporations
Culture
 
Deep Ecology
Democracy
Deregulation
Developing Country
Diggers
Direct Action
 
Ecology
Ecosystem
Empire
Enragés
Environmentalism
Equality
Exchange Rate
Exploitation
Export Credits
Export-Processing Zones
 
Fair Trade
Feminism
Floodnet
Free Trade Area Of The Americas (Ftaa)
Freedom
 
General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade (Gatt)
General Agreement On Trade In Services (Gats)
Genetic Engineering
Genuine Progress Indicator
Global Commons
Global Warming
Globalization
Green
Gross Domestic Product (Gdp)
Gross National Product (Gnp)
Group Of 8 Industrialized Nations (G8)
 
Hacktivism
Haymarket Martyrs
Hegemony
Hot Money
Human Trafficking
 
Ideology
Index Of Sustainable Welfare
Indigenous People
Intellectual Property
International Debt
International Monetary Fund (Imf)
Internationalism
 
Justice
 
Keynesian
Kyoto Protocol
 
Labour
Laissez-Faire
Left
Levellers
Liberalization
Liberation
Luddite
 
Maoism
Maquiladora
Market
Marxism
May Day
Media
Military-Industrial Complex
Monetarism
Multilateral Agreement On Investment (Mai)
Multinational Corporation (Mnc)
 
Neoliberalism
Network
New Left
Non-Governmental Organization (Ngo)
North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)
 
Organization For Economic Cooperation And Development (Oecd)
 
Patriarchy
Politics
Poverty
Power
Private Property
Profit
Propaganda
Protest
 
Quisling
 
Racism
Refugee
Regulation
Reification
Religion
Revolution
Rights
 
Sex Industry
Situationist International
Social Forum
Social Movement
Social Relations
Socialism
State, The
Structural Adjustment Programmes (Saps)
Student Movements
Sustainable Development
Sweatshop
 
Taxation
Terrorism
Tobin Tax
Trade
Trade Mark
Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips)
Trade-Related Investment Measures (Trims)
Trade Union
Transnational Corporations (Tncs)
Transparency
Troskyism
 
United Nations (Un)
Universal Declaraion Of Human Rights
Utopia
 
Value
 
Workers’ Righs
World Bank
World Intellectual Property Organization (Wipo)
World Social Forum
World Trade Organization (Wto)
 
Xenophobia
Xenotransplantation
 
Ya Basta
 
Zapatistas
 
Timeline
Postscript
Bibliography
Index
 
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