In 2012 Development volume 55 features ECONOMIC JUSTICE!
With sharply growing global inequalities, the world wide financial crisis and patent failure of sustainable development policies, the massive call for change particularly in the Arab region, the major shifts in geopolitical power with China, Brazil and India and the stirring challenge of the global grassroot occupation movement in 2011, economic justice has rightly been placed at the top of the international agenda.
As the Rio +20 Summit is approaching, Development will timely look at economic justice as central to development from four different angles: the implications of the green economy, the ongoing process of people's participation movements, feminist proposals towards economic justice, and the strategies for transformation taking place in Africa today.
The time is ripe for change, but how can we move beyond today's confusion?
One of the strong messages of Development is that we can no longer afford the compromises that we have made working within the current inequitable, gender-blind, northern-dominated economic system. This requires long-term major changes in our individual and collective behaviour and lifestyles. Read the Editorial 55.1
In 2012 four cutting edge issues on...
Greening the Economy (March 2012) - Special issue with UNRISD | PRESS RELEASE | Editorial
Produced in partnership with UNRISD, this issue critiques the current push in development to 'green' the economy by applying market mechanisms to nature and the environment without paying enough attention to social justice issues. The issue is particularly topical in view of the Rio Summit 2012.
Citizenship for Change (June 2012) - Special issue with Hivos | Press release | Editorial | Introduction
Produced in partnership with Hivos and following the Arab Spring and the Occupy movements, this issue explores the recent mobilizations and citizens' participation movements, with a particular focus on digital natives, intergenerational issues in citizenship and movements from the global South.
Feminist Proposals Towards Economic Justice (September 2012) - Special issue with AWID
Produced on the occasion of the AWID Forum 2012, this issue highlights the feminist debate on economic development looking at macro and micro issues. It explores how economic power is impacting on women as well as contributing to cutting edge analysis for diverse economies that take into account women's economic rights.
African Strategies for Transformation (December 2012)
This issue brings together reflections on African development strategies over the last decade highlighting the myriad of innovative activities for African-led economic and social change.
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