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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 solidarity.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A very satisfying collection."
International Affairs

"This is a visionary work concerned with what the principles ofsocial justice 'ought' to be in the global age."
Political Studies Review

"Presents a wealth of ideas that will be valuable not only forthose in the academic and political spheres, but also for leadersof foundations and NGOs working to promote social and economicdevelopment."

"A 'must read' for all searching for a way to make globalisationmore equitable and to renew social policies at a time ofever-growing interdependence. The huge challenge of the financialand economic crisis of 2009 makes these reflections all the moretimely."
Kemal Dervis, Former Head of the United Nations DevelopmentProgramme, and author of A Better Globalization: Legitimacy,Governance, and Reform

"From the wreckage of the world's financial system two insightsemerge. Global economic integration demands stronger globalgovernance; and the political legitimacy of globalisation dependson an equitable distribution of the fruits of prosperity. Economicefficiency cannot be separated from social justice. This collectionof essays provides essential reading for the most important debateof our times."
Philip Stephens, Associate Editor, FinancialTimes

"Cramme and Diamond have produced a very timely collection givengrowing protectionist impulses and the urgent need to rethink thegovernance of globalisation. These original and reflective essays,written by key thinkers and advocates in the field, challengeorthodox thinking about social justice under conditions of economicglobalisation. At this moment of global crisis this book deservesto be read as a reminder that duties to our compatriots and toothers must be and can be reconciled."
Tony McGrew, Professor of International Relations, SouthamptonUniversity, and co-author ofGlobalization/Anti-Globalization

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745644196
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/10/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Unit.

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Table of Contents

About Policy Network vii

About the Contributors viii

Acknowledgements xii


1 Rethinking Social Justice in the Global Age 3
Olaf Cramme and Patrick Diamond

I Principles

2 Social Justice versus Global Justice? 23
David Miller

3 Towards a Renewed Concept of Social Justice 38
Wolfgang Merkel

II Analysis

4 Winners and Losers of Economic Globalisation 61
Lionel Fontagné

5 Globalisation and Demographic Imbalances 77
Germano Dottori

6 Globalisation and the New Social Realities in Europe 94
Roger Liddle

III Political Economy

7 Moving Beyond the National: The Challenges for SocialDemocracy in a Global World 117
Andrew Gamble

8 Social Justice in a ‘Shrinking’ World: BeyondProtectionism and Neo-liberalism 136
David Coates

9 Globalisation, New Technology and Economic Transformation154
Robert Atkinson

IV Policy Framework

10 Solidarity Beyond the Nation-State? Refl ections on theEuropean Experience 177
Maurizio Ferrera

11 Spatial and Gender Inequalities in the Global Economy: ATransformative Perspective 195
Diane Perrons

12 Addressing Adverse Consequences of Globalisation for Workers219
Anke Hassel

13 The Progressive Challenge: Shared Prosperity 239
Gene Sperling

Index 259

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