"Another Knowledge Is Possible" explores the struggles against moral and cultural imperialism and neoliberal globalization that have taken place over the past few decades, and the alternatives that have emerged in countries throughout the developing world from Brazil and Colombia, to India, South Africa and Mozambique. In particular, it looks at the issue of biodiversity, the confrontation between scientific and non-scientific knowledges, and the increasing difficulty experienced by great numbers of people in accessing information and scientific-technological knowledge.
Boaventura De Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and ILS Distinguished Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been an active participant in the World Social Forum. His most recent books in English are Toward a New Legal Common Sense: Law, Globalization and Emancipation and Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality, co-edited with Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. His Democratizing Democracy: Beyond the Liberal-Democratic Canon and Another Production Is Possible: Beyond the Capitalist Canon are also available from Verso.