Chapter 9 discussion questions

Reflections on Lessons for Social Change

Sky Croeser and Shae Garwood

This chapter summarizes the findings from the chapters, highlighting some of the similarities and differences across different interventions and the implications for those interested in addressing problems in the global economy. It explains how each of the chapters contribute to further understandings of how people can change products and systems to respect workers’ rights and increase environmental and social sustainability.



  1. What are some of the ways in which reconnecting sites of production and consumption might offer possibilities for creating change?
  2. What are the different points of leverage addressed here, and which do you think are most important in creating change?
  3. What are some of the challenges, and lessons, involved in building effective alliances to effect change in the global economy?
  4. What is intersectional analysis, and why is it useful for research and action?
  5. What are some of the alternatives to the current global economic system?