Focus on the Global South FGS

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The deglobalisation paradigm forms the basis of Focus’s work which spans five thematic areas:Defending and Reclaiming the Commons; Trade; Peace and Peoples Security; Alternatives and China .

  • Homepage;
  • Focus on Trade is a regular electronic bulletin providing updates and analysis of trends in regional and world trade and finance, the political economy of globalisation and peoples resistance, and alternatives to global capitalism. Focus on Trade is translated into Spanish (Enfoque sobre comercio) and Bahasa Indonesian. Some articles are translated into French;
  • More ‘Focus on’-sites;
  • Alternatives (Crossroads do not always close roads);
  • Trends and Analysis;
  • Downloads;
  • links;
  • Contact.

About: Focus on the Global South (Focus) is a non-governmental organisation with twenty staff working in Thailand, the Philippines and India. Focus was established in Bangkok in 1995 and is affiliated with the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute.

Focus combines policy research, advocacy, activism and grassroots capacity building in order to generate critical analysis and encourage debates on national and international policies related to corporate-led globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation.

Focus’s overall goals are to: dismantle oppressive economic and political structures and institutions; to create liberating structures and institutions; to promote demilitarisation and peace-building, instead of conflict. These three goals are brought together in the paradigm of deglobalisation.

This term describes the transformation of the global economy from one centred around the needs of transnational corporations to one that focuses on the needs of people, communities and nations and in which the capacities of local and national economies are strengthened …
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