Robin Broad is a professor at American University's School of International Service. Her most recent book, co-authored by John Cavanagh, is Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match.
Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy.
Many governments and popular movements are embracing the need for systemic change.
Activists are risking their lives in the fight against US and Canadian mining companies.