Today’s globalised world means offshore finance, airport boutiques and high-speed Internet for some people, against dollar-a-day wages, used t-shirts, and illiteracy for others. How do these highly skewed global distributions happen, and what can be done to counter them?
New Rules for Global Justice engages with widespread public disquiet around global inequality. It explores (mal)distributions in relation to country, class, gender and race, with international examples drawn from Australia to Zimbabwe. The book is action-oriented and empowering, presenting concrete proposals for ‘new rules’ in regard to climate change, corruption, finance, food, investment, the Internet, migration and more.
Acknowledgements / List of Abbreviations / 1. Why Global Redistribution Is Needed, Jan Aart Scholte / 2. Structural Redistribution through Global Social Democracy, Valentina Fedotova / 3. Rethinking Global Investment, Yash Tandon / 4. Engaging the Diasporas: An Alternative Paradigm from the Caribbean, Beverley Mullings and Alissa Trotz / 5. Corruption of Anti-Corruption: Deconstructing Neoliberal Good Governance, Pınar Bedirhanoğlu / 6.An Alternative Global Money: Special Drawing Rights or Bitcoin?, Liu Taoxiong with Huang Mendang / 7. Financing Global Public Goods: The Case for a Currency Transaction Levy, Nina Hall and Inge Kaul / 8. Copyfight: Global Redistribution in the Digital Age, Blayne Haggart / 9. From Land Grabs to Food Sovereignty, Heloise Weber / 10. Global Redistribution through Climate Justice, Dorothy Grace Guerrero / 11. Governance Innovation: Enabling Collective Action for Structural Redistribution, Lorenzo Fioramonti and Alfred Nhema / Index / Notes on Contributors
To solve the urgent interlocking problems of climate change, world poverty, corruption, migration, food insecurity, intellectual property, international finance and money itself, New Rules for Global Justice are desperately needed. This book, produced by eminent researchers from four continents, gives us a brilliant, insightful and timely start.
Over the last decades corporate globalization has imposed an economic system that has produced a world for the 1%, increased global injustice, and pushed the planet and societies to the brink. The ideas and proposals presented in New Rules for Global Justice have become an ecological and political imperative.
In the current darkness of global injustice, a glimmer of light and hope comes from a renewed globalized discussion of pathways to justice. In its global distribution of authors as well as in its wide range of topics and strategies, this book is an extraordinary contribution to the worldwide discussion of change.
Global redistribution should be an urgent priority. By showing us how it can be accomplished, this much-needed book should hasten that day. A compelling roadmap to a just future.
Jan Aart Scholte is Faculty Professor in Peace and Development in the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg.
Lorenzo Fioramonti is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation..
Alfred G. Nhema is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Zimbabwe.