Social Justice in the Global Age

Social Justice in the Global Age

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This book seeks to articulate a modern conception of social justice in an era of globalisation, and the radical reforms needed to address poverty and inequality both in the developing and the industrialised economies of the western more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 24mm | 521.63g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0745644201
  • 9780745644202
  • 1,389,002

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'This is a visionary work concerned with what the principles of social justice "ought" to be in the global age.' Political Studies Review 'Presents a wealth of ideas that will be valuable not only for those in the academic and political spheres, but also for leaders of foundations and NGOs working to promote social and economic development.' Effect 'A "must read" for all searching for a way to make globalisation more equitable and to renew social policies at a time of ever-growing interdependence. The huge challenge of the financial and economic crisis of 2009 makes these reflections all the more timely.' Kemal Dervis, Former Head of the United Nations Development Programme, and author of A Better Globalization: Legitimacy, Governance, and Reform 'From the wreckage of the world's financial system two insights emerge. Global economic integration demands stronger global governance; and the political legitimacy of globalisation depends on an equitable distribution of the fruits of prosperity. Economic efficiency cannot be separated from social justice. This collection of essays provides essential reading for the most important debate of our times.' Philip Stephens, Associate Editor, Financial Times 'Cramme and Diamond have produced a very timely collection given growing protectionist impulses and the urgent need to rethink the governance of globalisation. These original and reflective essays, written by key thinkers and advocates in the field, challenge orthodox thinking about social justice under conditions of economic globalisation. At this moment of global crisis this book deserves to be read as a reminder that duties to our compatriots and to others must be and can be reconciled.' Tony McGrew, Professor of International Relations, Southampton University, and co-author of Globalization/Anti-Globalizationshow more

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What is the relationship between the principles of social justice and global justice? How can we best reconcile the quest for greater social justice 'at home' with greater social justice in the world? Are the social justice pressures our societies currently face the result of globalisation or are they domestically generated? How can we advance social justice in the light of the new social realities? In this volume, leading international experts offer compelling answers to these questions. The aim of this volume is to articulate a modern conception of social justice that remains relevant for an era of rapid globalisation. The authors have developed a robust theoretical account of the relationship between globalisation and social justice complemented by an underpinning policy framework that aims to sustain new forms of equity and more

About Patrick Diamond

Olaf Cramme is the Director of Policy Network and a Lecturer in European politics at London Metropolitan University. Patrick Diamond is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, and a member of the Policy Network board. He is a former Special Adviser in the Prime Minister's Policy more

Table of contents

About Policy Network Notes on Contributors Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Rethinking Social Justice in the Global Age (Olaf Cramme and Patrick Diamond) Section I: Principles Chapter 2: Social Justice versus Global Justice? (David Miller) Chapter 3: Towards a Renewed Concept of Social Justice (Wolfgang Merkel) Section II: Analysis Chapter 4: Winners and Losers of Economic Globalisation (Lionel Fontagne) Chapter 5: Globalisation and Demographic Imbalances (Germano Dottori) Chapter 6: Globalisation and the New Social Realities in Europe (Roger Liddle) Section III: Political Economy Chapter 7: Moving Beyond the National: The Challenges for Social Democracy in a Global World (Andrew Gamble) Chapter 8: Social Justice in a "Shrinking" World: Beyond Protectionism and Neo-liberalism (David Coates) Chapter 9: Globalisation, New Technology and Economic Transformation (Robert Atkinson) Section IV: Policy Framework Chapter 10: Solidarity Beyond the Nation State? Reflections on the European Experience (Maurizio Ferrera) Chapter 11: Spatial and Gender Inequalities in the Global Economy: A Transformative Perspective (Diane Perrons) Chapter 12: Addressing Adverse Consequences of Globalisation for Workers (Anke Hassel) Chapter 13: The Progressive Challenge: Shared Prosperity (Gene Sperling)show more