Reclaiming Democracy? The Anti-Globalization Movement in South Asia


Rajgopal, Shoba S. 2002. “Reclaiming Democracy? The Anti-Globalization Movement in South Asia.” Feminist Review 70: 134–37.

Author: Shoba S. Rajgopal


This article studies anti-globalization activities in South Asia, and specifically the Indian subcontinent, and discovers that the common people have begun a new form of civil disobedience in the country, to counter the machinations of multinational corporations. Many of the eminent writers and activists at the forefront of the movement are Indian women, a fact that may come as a surprise to some, but is part and parcel of the movement's basis in sustainable development and resistance to patriarchal hegemony.

Topics: Civil Society, Development, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Patriarchy, Globalization, Multi-National Corporations, Political Participation Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: India

Year: 2002

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