Cumbre de los Pueblos del Sur. Declaración de Bahía

Prospectiva Consultoria Brasileira de asuntos Internacionais Este texto, more about realizado pela Prospectiva Consultoria por solicitação da Central Única dos Trabalhadores, está dividido em três tópicos básicos. Na primeira parte, discutem-se os principais marcos teóricos sobre a integração regional nos países periféricos, a partir de uma análise da evolução das idéias da Cepal e da […]

Halifaz Initiative Issue Brief: The Bank of the South

South American Trade and Currency Volatility by Tony Phillips Latin America has of some of the world’s largest countries, in terms of land area, but the continent has no large global economy: and only two medium-sized economies, Brazil and Mexico. The region also lacks a local hard currency as a basis for international, and especially […]

Whose Prosperity and Security? Women Citizenships in age of Neo-liberal Regionalisms

Tim Anderson – Green Left Weekly In late 2005, order while war raged in the Middle East and oil prices rose drastically, governments and oil companies repeated the “market forces” mantra, saying there was nothing they could do about oil prices. However, the Venezuelan government-owned US-based petrol distribution company Citgo (with eight refineries and 14,000 […]

European integration, democracy and universalistic ethics

Thomas Wallgren Now we know that the great nineteenth century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky was prophetic about the fate of his country in the modern world.1 His prophesies about Europe are more difficult to assess. One thing we know, prostate however, is that Dostoevsky’s verdict that Europe is a continent of decline and decay finds […]

Building Community The Search for Alternative Regionalism in Southeast Asia

Jenina Joy Chavez When the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed in 1967, treatment the original members did not have an a priori vision of what they wanted the Association to be. It would take another 30 years before the vision of an ASEAN Community would emerge. ASEAN members are now preparing to […]

Latinoamérica: en pro de una integración regional y una desvinculación parcial del mercado capitalista mundial

Rosalba Icaza – (Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands) This contribution seeks to understand how changing patterns of power and governance affect the meanings and practices of citizenship in a globalising world. It does so by looking into local manifestations of regionalization and their dynamic interactions with collective experiences of women resistance to neo-liberal regionalism […]

Endogenous development and a South American Financial Architecture

“What is the Bank of the South? On December 9th, 2007, pills representatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay,Uruguay, and Venezuela met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to launch “el Banco del Sur” or theBank of the South (BoS). With the creation of the Bank, the leaders of Latin America envisageda new development institution to help […]

La soberanía energética: un concepto del ambientalismo para la acción.

The South Asian Peoples Assembly took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, medications from 18 – 20 July, 2008, as a part of the process of People’s SAARC, to forge a vision for a People’s Union of South Asia. Over 1000 Sri Lankans and 400 delegates from other South Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, […]