Issues in Social Justice: Citizenship and Transnational Struggles

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byTanya Basok, Suzan Ilcan

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aFocusing on theory, current trends, and the future of social justice movements in Canada and around the world, Issues in Social Justice offers a valuable contribution to the growing debates on what social justice means in our increasingly globalized world. Examining such key topics as moderncitizenship, human rights, transformations of the welfare state under neoliberalism, and transnational activism, this text shows that attaining social justice is a complex process of change, one that links local and global struggles for redistribution, recognition, and representation.

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aFocusing on theory, current trends, and the future of social justice movements in Canada and around the world, Issues in Social Justice offers a valuable contribution to the growing debates on what social justice means in our increasingly globalized world. Exam...

Tanya Basok is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor and director of the Centre for Studies in Social Justice. Her research focuses principally on migration and migrant rights. Suzan Ilcan is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:February 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195437756

ISBN - 13:9780195437751

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AcknowledgementsPreface1. IntroductionThree Faces of Social JusticeSocial Justice as a Multidirectional and Perpetual ProcessSocial Justice as "Contentious Politics": Actors and PlayersOutline of the Book2. Exploring Social JusticeIntroductionMorality and Social Justice: A Problematic LinkSocial InclusionBoundaries of Social InclusionPolitics of Social Justice3. Citizenship: Challenging ExclusionsModern Citizenship, Social Justice, and Nation-StatesFrom Civil to Political to Social CitizenshipDifferentiated CitizenshipEquality versus Difference?Social Struggles for CitizenshipExclusions from Without4. The Welfare State and the Decline of Social CitizenshipThe Welfare StateThe Social Welfare ApproachNeoliberal DevelopmentsToward New Responsibilities and New Service Providers?5. Voluntary Organizations: Delivering Public Services to Marginalized GroupsA Brief History: Post-World War II Voluntary OrganizationsA New Face for the Non-Profit Sector?Downsizing the Public Sector and Downloading ResponsibilityDepoliticizing the Voluntary Sector6. Human Rights: The Challenge of Universal ProtectionProtecting the "Social" in Human Rights?Respect for Cultural Diversity?Exclusions from Within Gender Bias: A Feminist CritiqueExclusions from "Without": Protecting "Non-Citizens"?The Power of Human Rights7. Transnational Activism and StrugglesTransnational Activism "from Above"Transnational Activism "from Below"The Global Justice Movement8. ConclusionTowards Global Social JusticeDestabilizing the Westphalian Frame: Cosmopolitanism and Global CitizenshipGlobal Justice NetworksThe World Social ForumExpanding Spaces of Democratic ParticipationReferencesIndex* Note: Chapters 2-8 include:- Introduction- Conclusion- Key Terms- Questions for Critical Thought- Annotated Additional Readings- Related Websites

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"Extremely well written. [The] construction of each chapter is logical [and] carefully delineated and the language is clear [-] as complex as it needs to be without being full of scholarly jargon." --Catherine McGregor, University of Victoria