In this thought provoking work, David Ranney
shows how our world has changed and offers a plan for remaking progressive politics to meet the crises brought about by what George H.W.Bush first termed "the new world order."
Showing how today's form of globalization (global decisions) has led to specific local consequences for cities and the workers who inhabit them (local collisions), David Ranney
presents a means for taking stock of the effects of globalization; a look at these changes in labor markets; economic development politics; housing policy, employment policies; and an organizing strategy for this new economic and social era.
Ranney argues that the New World Order and its features of: unrestricted mobility of goods, services and capital; labor market flexibility; expanded credit; living standards as commodities; and the individualization of everyday life, are political constructs.They aren't natural law or permanent and they can be changed.But we first must change our thinking.Ranney, is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Urban Economic Development, and Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C.He is a member of the Alliance For Responsible Trade (ART), which in turn serves as the U.S. representative to the Hemispheric Social Alliance (HSA), a network of labor organizations and citizens' coalitions representing more than 45 million people throughout the Americas.
Wisconsin Fair Trade Campaign (WFTC) is glad to assist David Ranney
activist tour through Wisconsin.