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Published by World Social Forum Office in São Paulo .
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  • International economic relations.,
  • Globalization -- Social aspects.,
  • Economic development -- Social aspects.,
  • Sustainable development.,
  • Social justice.

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Established in response to the World Economic Forum, the World Social Forum aims to create an alternative to the neoliberalist model. The goal is to take into account social concerns while addressing four broad thematic areas: "the production of wealth and social reproduction, access to wealth and sustainability; empowering civil society and the public realm; and political power and ethics in the new society." Site contains documents pertaining to past and future forums--conference agendas, presentations at workshops and seminars, media response, accomplishments and continuing action items. Also posts a Charter of Principles, information on related international organizations and events, and full-text of papers and reports on related social and economic topics. Site in English. Also in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Edition Notes

Other titlesFórum Social Mundial
LC ClassificationsHF1352
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3280822M
LC Control Number2003557013

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