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The World Social Forum, a Globalisation from Below?


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The author argues that the World Social Forum (WSF), the annual meeting held by members of the anti-globalization or alter-globalization movement, came out as an initiative from committed intellectuals and cosmopolitan activists. He outlines the emergence process of an influential and well-connected activist cosmopolitan elite within the alter-globalization movement. He then focuses on consequences of the divide between hyper mobile, globe-trotting leaders and local and regional grassroots activists.