International Forum on Globalization

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International Forum on Globalization
International Forum on Globalization - logo 01.jpg
Founded January 1994
Focus Public education
Product Globalization impact research, advocacy
Key people 2012 Staff: Victor Menotti (Exec. Dir.)
Eileen Hazel (Fin, Ops Mgr)
Anjulie Palta (Comm & Ofc Mgr)
Kourosh Behnam (Prog. Assoc.)
Revenue Membership

The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is a San Francisco-based educational alliance of sixty activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers. It was established in response to increasing economic globalization, to "promote equitable, democratic, and ecologically sustainable economies."[1]


IFG publishes research detailing various aspects of the impact of global economic forces related to globalization, such as the 2010 paper "Outing the Oligarchy",[2] the 2011 report "Nuclear Roulette: The Case Against a 'Nuclear Renaissance'",[3] the 2009 paper "Searching for a Miracle",[4] and papers published in collaboration with other research and advocacy groups.[5]

In 2002, the organization published International Forum on Globalization: Alternatives to Economic Globalization, a 260-page collection of articles presenting "10 governing principles for new rules and institutions for the global economy, rules that will lead to more democratic and sustainable societies."[6] The 2004 2nd edition was expanded to 408 pages.[7] A 2003 review of the book in Yes! magazine stated that it "elaborates key principles for sustainable societies and sketches policy perspectives for a de-globalized world order, for corporate accountability, for resource-light production patterns, and for fair trade relations." However, the book had "heavy-handed prose", some "unverifiable sources, and uneven quality. Yet the reader's patience will be more than rewarded."[8]

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  1. ^ "About the IFG". Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Kelly Rigg: What's Next Now That the Durban Climate Negotiations Are Behind Us?". December 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ Swanson, David (December 7, 2011). "Column: We're Playing Nuclear Roulette". Scoop News. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Searching for a Miracle". 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Climate Change Updates (analysis)". Middle-East North Africa Financial News. (AllAfrica Global Media). December 9, 2011.
  6. ^ ""Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible" released". 2002. Archived from the original on 2004-08-07. 
  7. ^ Cavanagh, John and Mander, Jerry, ed. (2004). International Forum on Globalization: Alternatives to Economic Globalization (2 ed.). Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN 978-1576753033. 
  8. ^ Sachs, Wolfgang (March 31, 2003). "Book Review: Alternatives to Economic Globalization". Yes! (magazine).

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