The World Social Forum and global democratisation: Learning from Porto Alegre

  title={The World Social Forum and global democratisation: Learning from Porto Alegre},
  author={Teivo Teivainen},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={621 - 632}
  • T. Teivainen
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
Being anti-something can be politically useful, but only up to a point. The search for alternative globalisation projects has been central to the World Social Forum process. The first two forums, held in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre in 2001 and 2002, provided a wide variety of approaches towards global democratisation. This article analyses the contradictions and prospects of various approaches towards global democratisation that could be found in the meetings, including the… 
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Participatory budget: here participation speaks louder', a leaflet of Prefeitura de Porto Alegre, distributed to the participants of the first World Social Forum
    founding meeting of the council in São Paulo, the Organizing Committee had drafted its name as 'International Advisory Council'. During the meeting
      Associação Brasileira de Organizações Não Governamentais (ABONG)
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          • 1999
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