Histories of the spread of neoliberal politics and economics around the world is a well-told one. Less examined have been histories of international resistance to neoliberalism's emergence. In an April 4 lecture based on his 2021 book No Globalization Without Representation: U.S. Activists and World Inequality, historian Paul Adler chronicles the emergence of U.S. based and global networks and coalitions of nonprofit advocacy groups, labor unions, and other groups dedicated to challenging neoliberalism. From organizing boycotts of Nestlé in the 1970s to lobbying against NAFTA to the "Battle in Seattle," Adler traces the ebbs and flows of conflicts over the future of the world economy that stretch to the current moment.
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