Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Limits of Eco-localism

Scale, strategy, socialism
A paper by Greg Albo.

The shadow cast by neoliberalism over the prospects of the Left in the current period has been unrelenting. A few rays of hope have broken through with signs of a resurgence of the Latin American Left, the defeat of the Nepalese monarchy, and a number of specific campaigns, both local and global, in opposition to the privatization of basic services.

But scepticism about universal projects and collective struggles for societal transformation – a scepticism reinforced by theoretical antagonisms toward integrative paradigms – remains entrenched even on a broadly defined Left, where the embrace of more socially limited and spatially local projects has replaced revolutionary ambitions.
Read Greg's paper here

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