Social Justice And Neoliberalism

Author: Professor Adrian Smith
Editor: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848137818
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The continuing expansion of neoliberalism into ever more spaces and spheres of life has profound implications for social justice. Despite the number of policies designed to target ‘social exclusion’, people in many communities continue to be marginalized by economic restructuring. Social Justice and Neoliberalism explores the connections between neoliberalism, social justice and exclusion. The authors raise critical questions about the extent to which neoliberal programmes are able to deliver social justice in different locations around the world. The book offers grounded, theoretically oriented, empirically rich analysis that critiques neoliberalism while understanding its material impacts. It also stresses the need to extend analyses beyond the dominant spheres of capitalism to look at the ways in which communities resist and remake the economic and social order, through contestation and protest but also in their everyday lives. Global in scope, this book brings together writers who examine these themes in the global South, the former ‘communist’ East and the West, using the experience of marginal peoples, places and communities to challenge our conceptions of capitalism and its geographies.

Career Guidance For Social Justice

Author: Tristram Hooley
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351616285
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This edited collection examines the intersections between career guidance, social justice and neo-liberalism. Contributors offer an original and global discussion of the role of career guidance in the struggle for social justice and evaluate the field from a diverse range of theoretical positions. Through a series of chapters that positions career guidance within a neoliberal context and presents theories to inform an emancipatory direction for the field, this book raises questions, offers resources and provides some glimpses of an alternative future for work. Drawing on education, sociology, and political science, this book addresses the theoretical basis of career guidance’s involvement in social justice as well as the methodological consequences in relation to career guidance research.

Neoliberal Social Justice

Author: Nick Cowen
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781800374539
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This timely and provocative book challenges the conventional wisdom that neoliberal capitalism is incompatible with social justice. Employing public choice and market process theory, Nick Cowen systematically compares and contrasts capitalism with socialist alternatives, illustrating how proponents of social justice have decisive reasons to opt for a capitalism guided by neoliberal ideas. Cowen shows how general rules of property and voluntary exchange facilitate widespread cooperation. Revisiting the works of John Rawls, he offers an interdisciplinary reconciliation of Rawlsian principles with liberal democracy by introducing Robust Property-Owning Democracy, a new form of governance that aims to achieve social justice via practical, liberal means. Chapters address the knowledge problem and the incentive problem that emerge when aiming for a fair distribution of social resources and demonstrate how everyday political bargaining can help achieve just outcomes for all. Utilising insights from philosophy, politics and economics to show the role of market institutions and constitutional government in producing social justice, this book is crucial reading for academics, researchers and students of PPE and the political sciences. Its practical policy proposals will further benefit policymakers interested in mechanisms that spread the benefits of economic growth equitably.

Zimbabwe S Plunge

Author: Patrick Bond
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Career Guidance For Social Justice

Author: Tristram Hooley
Editor: Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism
ISBN: 9781138087385
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This edited collection examines the intersections between career guidance, social justice and neo-liberalism. Contributors offer an original and global discussion of the role of career guidance in the struggle for social justice and evaluate the field from a diverse range of theoretical positions. Through a series of chapters that positions career guidance within a neoliberal context and presents theories to inform an emancipatory direction for the field, this book raises questions, offers resources and provides some glimpses of an alternative future for work. Drawing on education, sociology, and political science, this book addresses the theoretical basis of career guidance�s involvement in social justice as well as the methodological consequences in relation to career guidance research.

Neoliberalism And Education

Author: Kalwant Bhopal
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317294939
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Neoliberalism and Education: Rearticulating Social Justice and Inclusion offers a critical reflection on the establishment of neoliberalism as the new global orthodoxy in the field of education, and considers what this means for social justice and inclusion. It brings together writers from a number of countries, who explore notions of inclusion and social justice in educational settings ranging from elementary schools to higher education. Contributors examine policy, practice, and pedagogical considerations covering different dimensions of (in)equality, including disability, race, gender, and class. They raise questions about what social justice and inclusion mean in educational systems that are dominated by competition, benchmarking, and target-driven accountability, and about the new forms of imperialism and colonisation that both drive, and are a product of, market-driven reforms. While exposing the entrenchment, under current neoliberal systems of educational provision, of longstanding patterns of (racialised, classed, and gendered) privilege and disadvantage, the contributions presented in this book also consider the possibilities for hope and resistance, drawing attention to established and successful attempts at democratic education or community organisation across a number of countries. This book was originally published as a special issue of the British Journal of Sociology of Education.

The Limits Of Law And Development

Author: Sam Adelman
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ISBN: 9781138300354
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As resistance mounts to the still dominant but clearly bankrupt ideology of neoliberal globalisation and the poverty, inequality and corruption that characterises it, this book explores contemporary understandings of the relationship between law, development and social injustice. In a legal context, and primarily in relation to the now well-established field of ¿law and development¿, the book¿s central aim is to address the limits of the concept of development in all its forms: including post-development, alternative development and sustainable development. How should we understand development and social injustice in a period marked by financial, economic, political and ecological crises? With contributors that include internationally renowned scholars in law and development, contemporary thinkers, and a new generation of academics working in the UK, South Asia, Africa and elsewhere, this book offers an important interrogation of why the concept of development is widely considered to be problematic, and the need to think beyond it.

Reclaiming Social Work

Author: Iain Ferguson
Editor: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781412906937
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Reclaiming Social Work is a thought-provoking and innovative book which examines how social work's commitment to social justice has been deepened and enriched by its contact with wider social movements. It explores the tensions between social work values and a market-driven agenda, and locates new resources of hope for the social work profession in the developing resistance to managerialism.

Hidden Practices

Author: Stuart Deerness
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Over the last thirty years, educational and social reforms have introduced major changes to the way education is managed and implemented in New Zealand. These reforms emphasise market ideologies while measuring and monitoring school quality and effectiveness. As neoliberal agendas infiltrated the education system, they foreshadowed shifting ideas of what it means to be a teacher. This presents a significant challenge to teachers, often forcing them to confront fundamental antagonisms between policy mandates and their own educational values and beliefs. Founded on a yearlong critical ethnography, this study investigates how six secondary school teachers negotiate the complex relationship between their own commitments to social justice and the priorities associated with neoliberalism in their work as teachers. On one level the research is an exploration of the challenges teachers face in embodying their personal and pedagogical commitments. At a deeper level the research identifies tensions where various discourses converge and the role each contribute to cultural transformation and transformation within the school. In this thesis, I draw on the work of Antonio Gramsci, James Scott, and Pierre Bourdieu to illustrate how the teachers act out institutional demands in the face of authority, yet off stage in more private quarters, they manage to reclaim their personal notions of what socially just teaching entails. Their hidden practices represent an agency that enables them to interrogate and expose issues of power in their school, to make independent choices, to engage in autonomous actions and to exercise judgement in the interests of others. As the teachers keenly assess the degree of surveillance and the consequences of non-compliance, they find means of acting as intellectuals. Their performative stealth enables them to appropriate school spaces where they can resist, and challenge, the dominant conceptions of teaching by enacting their own commitments to social justice. While their atomistic acts of resistance are unable to overthrow the hegemony of neoliberalism, they still manage to disrupt, and even displace, unjust discourses.

Social Justice And Higher Education In The Age Of Neoliberalism

Author: Warren Patterson Sawyer Jr
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"As with virtually every aspect of U.S. society, higher education has been strongly impacted and influenced by neoliberalism. As such higher education faculty concerned about social justice and its attending themes face unique challenges as they navigate the college and university landscape. This study makes the claim that higher education educators should incorporate social justice concerns and initiatives in their pedagogy. It grounds this claim in a range of significant and enduring epistemological and philosophical ideas. The study also explores a range of scholarship regarding what it means to teach critically, to teach with issues of social justice in view. It also reviews important, overlapping themes present in the histories of K-12 education and higher education. The study also covers scholarship regarding the foothold neoliberalism has in higher education. In addition, the study directly engages, through interviews and observations, higher education faculty who are committed to social justice concerns and initiatives. Implications of the interview and observation data are discussed. The study ends with suggestions for higher education and for future research."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Social Justice And The City

Author: David Harvey
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820334030
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Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship between politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey's position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and associated ills, Social Justice and the City is perhaps the most widely cited work in the field. Harvey analyzes core issues in city planning and policy—employment and housing location, zoning, transport costs, concentrations of poverty—asking in each case about the relationship between social justice and space. How, for example, do built-in assumptions about planning reinforce existing distributions of income? Rather than leading him to liberal, technocratic solutions, Harvey's line of inquiry pushes him in the direction of a “revolutionary geography,” one that transcends the structural limitations of existing approaches to space. Harvey's emphasis on rigorous thought and theoretical innovation gives the volume an enduring appeal. This is a book that raises big questions, and for that reason geographers and other social scientists regularly return to it.

Economic And Social Rights In A Neoliberal World

Author: Gillian MacNaughton
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108307760
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The rise of neoliberal policy and practice simultaneous to the growing recognition of economic and social rights presents a puzzle. Can the rights to food, water, health education, decent work, social security and the benefits of science prevail against market fundamentalism? Economic and Social Rights in a Neoliberal World is about the potential of these rights to contest the adverse impacts of neoliberal policy and practice on human wellbeing. Cutting across several lines of human rights literature, the chapters address norm development, court decision making, policymaking, advocacy, measurement and social mobilization. The analyzes reveal that neoliberalism infiltrates management practices, changes international policy goals, flattens public school curriculum and distorts the outputs of UN human rights treaty bodies. Are economic and social rights successful in challenging neoliberalism, are they simply marginalized or are they co-opted and incorporated into neoliberal frameworks? This multidisciplinary work by a geographically diverse group of scholars and practitioners begins to address these questions.

Autonomy Accountability And Social Justice

Author: Amanda Keddie
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ISBN: 9781138104648
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Autonomy, Accountability and Social Justice provides an account of recent developments in English state education, with a particular focus on the 'academisation' of schooling. It examines how head teachers, teachers and others working in diverse education settings navigate the current policy environment. The authors provide readers with insight into the complex decision-making processes that shape school responses to current educational agendas and examine the social justice implications of these responses. The book draws on Nancy Fraser's social justice framework and her theorising of neoliberalism to explore current tensions associated with moves towards both greater autonomy for and accountability of state schooling. These tensions are presented through four case studies that centre upon 1) a group of local authority primary schools, 2) an academy 'chain', 3) a co-operative secondary school and 4) an alternative education setting. The book identifies the 'emancipatory' possibilities of these approaches amid the complex demands of autonomy and accountability seizing English schools. Informed by a consideration of market parameters and social protectionist ideals, this examination provides rich insights into how English schools have emancipatory capacity. Autonomy, Accountability and Social Justice makes a major theoretical contribution to understandings of how the market is working alongside the regulation of schooling and the implications of this for social justice. By drawing on the experiences of those working in schools, it demonstrates that the tensions associated with autonomy and accountability within the current education policy environment can be both productive and unproductive for social justice.

Context Autonomy And Social Justice In English School Reforms

Author: Amanda Keddie
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ISBN: 9781138104655
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Autonomy, Accountability and Social Justiceprovides an account of recent developments in English state education, with a particular focus on the 'academisation' of schooling. It examines how head teachers, teachers and others working in diverse education settings navigate the current policy environment. The authors provide readers with insight into the complex decision-making processes that shape school responses to current educational agendas and examine the social justice implications of these responses. The book draws on Nancy Fraser's social justice framework and her theorising of neoliberalism to explore current tensions associated with moves towards both greater autonomy for and accountability of state schooling. These tensions are presented through four case studies that centre upon 1) a group of local authority primary schools, 2) an academy 'chain', 3) a co-operative secondary school and 4) an alternative education setting. The book identifies the 'emancipatory' possibilities of these approaches amid the complex demands of autonomy and accountability seizing English schools. Informed by a consideration of market parameters and social protectionist ideals, this examination provides rich insights into how English schools have emancipatory capacity. Autonomy, Accountability and Social Justicemakes a major theoretical contribution to understandings of how the market is working alongside the regulation of schooling and the implications of this for social justice. By drawing on the experiences of those working in schools, it demonstrates that the tensions associated with autonomy and accountability within the current education policy environment can be both productive and unproductive for social justice. 'emancipatory' possibilities of these approaches amid the complex demands of autonomy and accountability seizing English schools. Informed by a consideration of market parameters and social protectionist ideals, this examination provides rich insights into how English schools have emancipatory capacity. Autonomy, Accountability and Social Justicemakes a major theoretical contribution to understandings of how the market is working alongside the regulation of schooling and the implications of this for social justice. By drawing on the experiences of those working in schools, it demonstrates that the tensions associated with autonomy and accountability within the current education policy environment can be both productive and unproductive for social justice.

Law Order And Neoliberalism

Author: Philomena Mariani
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Organising Neoliberalism

Author: Philip Whitehead
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 178308314X
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This collection of essays incorporates the insight of an international group of experts to explore the impact of neoliberalism within different organisational domains from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Examining neoliberalism in the context of political, social, economic and institutional domains, this volume promotes a critical and challenging approach to the social and economic attitudes characterising late-modern capitalism.

Religious Resistance To Neoliberalism

Author: Keri Day
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137569433
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Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism offers compelling and intersectional religious critiques of neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is the normative rationality of contemporary global capitalism that orders people to live by the generalized principle of competition in all social spheres of life. Keri Day asserts that neoliberalism and its moral orientations consequently breed radical distrust, lovelessness, disconnection, and alienation within society. She argues that engaging black feminist and womanist religious perspectives with Jewish and Christian discourses offers more robust critiques of a neoliberal economy. Employing womanist and black feminist religious perspectives, this book provides six theoretical, theologically constructive arguments to challenge the moral fragmentation associated with global markets. It strives to envision a pragmatic politics of hope.

Zimbabwe S Plunge

Author: Patrick Bond
Editor: Africa Research and Publications
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A biography of the man who became a civil rights activist, political prisoner, and president of South Africa.

Neoliberalism Social Exclusion And Social Movements

Author: Donna L. Chollett
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739182269
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Neoliberalism, Social Exclusion, and Social Movements critically examines struggles for social justice in an era of neoliberal globalization. Its framework makes significant connections between debt restructuring, privatizations, free-market policies, and grassroots efforts to create alternatives to social and economic exclusion.

Engaging Social Justice

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Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9047429982
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Identifying the causes of and potential for a alternative to neoliberalism, this book offers case studies of new social movements, new forms of autonomy, and new possibilities for a progressive future.