International Forum on Globalization
|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.)
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."
IFG publishes research detailing various aspects of the impact of global economic forces related to globalization, such as the 2010 paper "Outing the Oligarchy", the 2011 report "Nuclear Roulette: The Case Against a 'Nuclear Renaissance'", the 2009 paper "Searching for a Miracle", and papers published in collaboration with other research and advocacy groups.
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." The 2004 2nd edition was expanded to 408 pages. 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."
Board of directors
- "About the IFG". IFG.org. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- "Kelly Rigg: What's Next Now That the Durban Climate Negotiations Are Behind Us?". Huffingtonpost.com. December 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- Swanson, David (December 7, 2011). "Column: We're Playing Nuclear Roulette". Scoop News. Scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
- "Searching for a Miracle". Postcarbon.org. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- "Climate Change Updates (analysis)". menafn.org. Middle-East North Africa Financial News. (AllAfrica Global Media). December 9, 2011.
- ""Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible" released". IFP.org. 2002. Archived from the original on 2004-08-07.
- Cavanagh, John and Mander, Jerry, ed. (2004). International Forum on Globalization: Alternatives to Economic Globalization (2 ed.). Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN 978-1576753033.
- Sachs, Wolfgang (March 31, 2003). "Book Review: Alternatives to Economic Globalization". Yes! (magazine).